By living in a dark conservative society, Ruth also faces difficulties to sustain in the female role presses on her. She seems to get out of the system and tries to stand on her own. Avoiding social norms is tough and many times because of conservative repressive societal demands, but many women crave social change. Fern and Chopin portrayed their character to show us that not every woman can accepts their fate and suffers quietly. Many women rebel and come out from their prescribed social role.
The article, "Intersections of Gender and Class" by Jean Anyon states these expectations. Anyon discusses a research done in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries about conflicts people endure due to both gender and class expectations. According to Anyon, feminist researchers argue that girls believe their behaviors, attitudes, and roles are ... ... middle of paper ... ...nflict is the result of his denial about who he is—he refuses to accept his lower status and truly does not belong in New York City. Similar to Allison, Paul's background and society's expectations will always be the factors that prevent him from being himself. Society assumes certain behaviors and roles for people belonging to different genders and class statuses.
Avoiding social norms is grueling, where conservative repressive societal demands are powerful. Fern and Chopin portrayed their character to show us that not every woman can accepts their fate and suffers quietly. Many women rebel and break out of their prescribed social role. They try to listen their personal needs and desire, and they attempt to change their position rather than following the social pressures they cannot manage or control.
During the 1890’s married women had little to no freedom or rights, the men controlled the life of the women, therefore marriage was often viewed as imprisonment and a burden. The chains of marriage would change women’s perception of reality, causing women to often question their importance in this male driven world. Kate Chopin’s Story of an Hour and Charlotte PerkinsStenson’s The Yellow Wallpaper captures the views of these oppressed women very efficiently by using devices such as symbolism, imagery and irony, both tales center around one woman and her fall from reality and life due to the shackles of marriage. Both authors used symbolism to reflect their point of views on marriage, in The Story of an Hour, Chopin states that Mallard suffered
Her opinions and physical activity is constantly oppressed and dismissed by the husband. The story portrays John’s dominance over his wife. As well, her deteriorating sanity is evidence that the male discourse is not superior and, therefore, enforces feminist pedagogy. In addition, the environment in which the wife is oppressed represents the dominance forced upon her by her husband. The feminist literary lens addresses the imprisonment of women, and the imbalance of power between the two genders.
It is this realization, as well as the oppression she feels from her marriage and the suppression she feels from her children that lead Edna to commit suicide, for she realizes that is the only way she will truly be able to escape her troublesome life. Edna Ponteillier’s suicide at the end of The Awakening is a result of her failed attempt at a new life. Edna’s suicide was her last resort, and was simply a way to escape from the troubles that resulted from the unhappiness she felt with her life. Edna’s suicide was not representative of the final stage of her “awakening”, but was merely an escape from the oppression she felt from her husband, the suppression she felt from her children, and from her failed relationship with Robert.
In Haroun and The Sea of Stories, Rushdie shows the significance of the pain of inequality throughout Haroun and The Sea of Stories. Two characters are labeled as outcasts due to differences. Through their actions and dialogue they express the pain of being unequal. Mudra the shadow warrior’s choice to leave the Cultmaster’s power embodies idea that without equality the world is split into violent sides. Blabbermouth’s struggle as a women also reveals how women and people of difference are separated from the rest.
“He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures” (271). The narrator feels as if John is a hindrance to her being beca... ... middle of paper ... ... men in the story are portrayed, exhibits the degradation of the value of the self-expression of a woman. The issue of women’s rights has been disputed and discussed for a large portion of history, continuing in today’s society. The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” exhibits the degrading of women in society through various factors. Women are seen to be undermined in marriage, the environment they live in, and in their ability to express themselves.
This narrative choice accentuates the difference between the two women. Both women dislike the situation in Gilead. However, while Offred resigns herself to her lot, Moira rebels against the regime. Moiraís character unfolds with her escape from the rehabilitation centerña risk none of the other handmaids, including Offred, would ever dare to take. In fact, Offred is frightened with the idea of escaping, not because of the consequences, but more because she is ìlosing the taste of freedomî and findi... ... middle of paper ... ... voice their wants and needs.
The modern readers of today’s society are resentful to this dramatic society. These two novels are full of tradition, rebellion and the oppression over women’s rights. Both of these novels share the misery of the culture, but there is some distinction between the two. "A Rose for Emily" is a social commentary while "The Yellow Wallpaper" is an informative novel about the writer herself. The authors outlook focus on the gloomy structure in society during that time frame and therefore, create down hearted, reckless characters that offer stimulation for women of all generations.