The changes made to the main character, Janie, in Their Eyes Were Watching God destroys the story’s plot. Janie’s character changes significantly by the strength Oprah gives her that she never possessed in the book. Janie in the movie talks to Joe in a way that Janie in the book would have never talked to him. “Janie: What the hell yuh think? Ah can’t deal with yuh no more…” (Dir.
She realized that she married him only because of Nanny’s wishes, and she did not - and was never going to - love him. It was with this realization that her “first dream was dead, so she became a woman” (25) And although the “memory of Nanny was still powerful and strong”, (29) Janie left with Joe Starks. However her marriage to Jody was no better than her marriage to Logan. Jody was powerful and demanding, and although at first he seemed amazing, Jody forced Janie into a domestic lifestyle that was worse than the one that she escaped. Jody abused Janie both emotionally and physically, and belittled her to nothing more than a trophy wife.
All of her husbands had control over her because she allowed herself to appear weak and vulnerable. Janie did not know any better. Nanny had kept Janie sheltered, and Janie had to learn about life on her own. At the end of the story, this happens, and Janie does seem to become a stronger person. But Janie never quite gets a grip on life because she is not a strong person to begin with.
65).People didn't see women as lawyers or anything higher up. Minerva wanted to prove them wrong, even when she is told by the highest person there that a women of her class should not be in law.... ... middle of paper ... ...ardest thing to do, sometimes a real hero can face all of this and still keep following her dream. Minerva is a heroine due to the fact she fought for what was right and that never stopped her. She found out early that Trujillo was a bad guy, that needed to be handled with, she fought to go to law school. Which wouldn't let women go to, and also had personal struggles with her family in the emits of all of this .Minerva is a true hero she had to face with a person that could and did have her killed for doing what was right.
Holden Caulfield, the main character in The Catcher in the Rye, suffers from a Madonna/whore complex, meaning he can only see women in two ways; as perfect and innocent or as dirty whores, without any ground in between. According to psychiatrists, this disorder may be caused by an excessive bond between one’s mother as a child, or conversely a lack of a bond, resulting in looking towards the one you love as a motherly figure, while nobody else can meet those standards. (Speyer) Holden’s experiences in this novel reveal to us this problem, as he cannot seem to deal with women at all. Even at times when he is Horny and wants to have relations with a women, he finds it impossible because they are either too perfect to sully or to dirty to console doing anything with them. This leaves Holden in a tough spot that he cannot escape from, and throughout the novel we see that he cannot break this problem and he cannot bring himself to see both the good and bad in women, as he can only focus on the extremes.
Sandra Cisneros (a recognized writer) thinks that she "will be no body's mother and no body's wife." Kate Chopin got married when she was very young and she did not have enough time to enjoy her life, especially with six kids. She felt like she was tired, and also experienced that there were no equal rights for men and women. The fact that women had to be dependent from their husbands bothered Kate. Even though she died in 1899, her writing still teach woman that they could be independent.
Joe quickly spoke up before Jane could speak by saying, “Thank yuh fuh yo’ compliments, but mah wife don’t know nothin’ ‘bout no speech-makin’. Ah never married her for nothin’ lak dat. She’s uh woman and her place is in de home” (Hurston 43). Janie’s transformation was interrupted with being married to Joe, as she lost the voice that she had gained at the end of her marriage to Logan (Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God: Janie Crawford Character Analysis). While Janie still has her will power inside, Joe continued to manipulate Janie (Neale Hurston 's Their Eyes Were Watching God: Janie Crawford Character Analysis).
Although, after they have sex they go their separate. Women are not allowed to carry a child or they will be thought of as uncivilized and savages such as how Linda felt after having Jhon she said that had not have gotten pregnant that she could have gone back to the New World. I believe that Aldous might have grown up in a time where women were not in a high position of working because he does not say anything about a women being a world conditioner. In the paper you gave me by Jennifer she says that Aldous Huxley feared “mass man”, I agree with this statement because Huxley never talked about diversity he only talked about the different castes of the test tube created beings that he imaged in his writings. He wanted everyone to a look-alike and believe in the same things.
Unlike the first speechless female character, Carol has a voice and is using it to show authority on a man. According to Jacquie Piasta, a feminism examiner, Green Lantern fails the Bechdel test because in the movie there are not two women talking to each other. There is at least two women having names in the movie but since they don’t even know each other, they cannot talk ... ... middle of paper ... ...e; they are not leaders. Women’s creativity is shown when Hal tells Carol not to move but when she sensed Hal and was in danger she launched some missiles towards Parallax and sent Hal’s ring to him. For the very reason that there is patriarchy in this movie, we can say that the women are oppressed, marginalized and treated as the “other”.
Had Sula not been raised by a mother prone to taking other women's husbands into storage closets, she would not have slept with her best friend's husband and then act as if she had done nothing wrong. Morrison say's the following in the novel about how Sula became the woman she was: Eva's arrogance and Hannah's self-indulgence merged in her and, with a twist that was all her own imagination, she lived out her days exploring her own thoughts and emotions, giving them full reign, feeling no obligation to please anybody unless their pleasure pleasedher (118). I also disagree when Blackburn says that Sula is a novel "whose long-range impact doesn't sustain the intensity of its first reading"(2). How can that be true when the character's actions are never those that the reader expects. The reader is forced to wonder why about so many different situation in the novel, that it sticks with them way after they've put down the book.