Shashi Deshpande has emerged on the Indian fictional scene in 1970 s. She has carved a niche for herself in the galaxy of Indian women novelists in English . The present paper entitled “ Reduction of Gender Role ....” tries to explore the issues like gender discrimination and social conditioning of girl child .Woman has to conform to the norms in a patriarchal set up of family. But when she refuses to be , confronts uneasiness in the relationships . Saru and Jaya, reflect an emotional fracture of women on account of gender discrimination and male dominant social set up exist in the family. Women lose their rights, identity and sustainability which culminates in the symbolic reduction of their gendered balance.
Her frequent concentration on pregnancy seems improper to Edna. As if Adele is meant to be a mother, and she pleased to feel it. According to Edna, mother women are failing... ... middle of paper ... ... social environment, and by Edna Chopin demonstrates against limited choices for freedom for women. Her desire and belief rebel the society created norms, and her actions are great evidence that proves it. By living in a dark conservative society, Ruth also faces difficulties to sustain in the female role presses on her.
The two common threads that connect Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the narrator in her story are depression/postpartum depression, and entrapment within their roles as of women. Specifically, Gilman and the narrator are trying to escape the function society has placed on them. First, after fulfilling their expected duties as wife and mother, both Gilman and the narrator become depressed after the birth of their child. It is this depression that leads them to the infamous rest cure... ... middle of paper ... ...ness in the form of all "of those creeping women" trying to escape from the oldness that trapped them, acted as a premonition for changes in women’s rights movement (Gilman 89). For Gilman and her story "The Yellow Wallpaper" life is imitating art.
There was an enormous negative stigma attached to have an illegitimate child, not getting married young, to not have kids or even not want more kids after you have a had a few. A fear of all these stigmas is easily seen in the story of a young woman that was in Major Problems in the History of American Families and Children. In Major Problems, a young woman discovers she is pregnant, and isn 't married to the father. She spends some time hiding the pregnancy and hoping she will just have her period until her mother discovers the pregnancy. The young woman, is so distraught with the idea of mothering and illegitimate child that she claims she would rather die.
Danielle Evans’ second story “Snakes” from the collection of short stories, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self depict a biracial girl who has been pressured due to her grandmother’s urge to dominate her. The story pictures her suffering with remarkable plot twist in the end of the story. Evans utilize a profound approach on how to bring readers to closely examine racism implicitly, to make readers recognize the actions may lead to social discrimination and its consequences that are often encountered in our daily life. Racial differences of offspring due to intermarriage often frustrate family. These differences sometimes result in discrimination or personal dislike against that descendant.
The Awakening - Morality or Self-sacrifice? The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, takes one back to an earlier time while still provoking the questions of morality and self-sacrifice that exist today. Edna Pontellier, the protagonist of the story, places herself in the position to be the individual going against society from the beginning of the novel. In the beginning chapters of the novel, Edna’s characteristics and actions worthy of rebuke lead to a breakdown of her moral integrity. These behaviors eventually lead her to become a woman that not only the Creole culture rejects, but civilization in general can no longer accept.
Rebellious women in The Awakening and in Ruth Hall Kate Chopin’s The awakening and Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall A Domestic Tale of The Present Time are both written about women’s suffering in a male dominated society. Both authors engrave women who perform the uncommon role in the society. The protagonist of The Awakening, Edna, is a woman who is trying to discover her identity. She shakes the whole system of women’s roles in the nineteen century, and distresses those who expect women to play certain roles. She surprises the patriarchal society by ignoring her role to play as a wife and mother.
The Dame can be seen as a Monarchical figure through her demands on rip. ‘What courage can withstand the ever-during and all-besetting terrors of a woman’s tongue?’ This quote suggests that the Dame’s tongue is a continual source of trouble for Rip; from this the one can infer that the Dame is a symbol for Great Britain’s taxation on goods going to and from the colonies and also the sustained British military presence through out colonial territories. Moreover, if one sees the Dame as a monarch, Rip can be seen to be representative of the colonists who seek to escape authority and live by their own rules. ‘He was fain to draw off his forces, and to take to the outside of the house-the only side which, in truth, belongs to a henpecked husband.’ This quote illustrates the power the Dame has over Rip and how he is forced out of society and into the wilds for solace. The word ‘forces’ has militaristic undertones and creates a sensation of hierarchy with the Dame at its peak.
In the novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, the theme of female rebellion is displayed throughout the book and can be seen In the novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, the theme of female rebellion is displayed throughout the book and can be seen by the characters Nyasha and Maiguru. The main cause of their rebellious act is their struggle with female oppression. The colonized education that Nyasha and Maiguru receive initiates the awareness that women are living in oppressed conditions. This essay will set out to discuss that even though a woman is educated, she is forced to be inferior to men. Nyasha is a young black African girl who spends her formative years in England receiving an education.
This discourse, or a system of representation, provided a way for the British to produce a position that the West was a superior civilization. In such a discourse the British were able to impose their cultural beliefs, particularly beliefs about gender, on the people they colonized. The imposition of colonial discourse, therefore, greatly affected colonized women. In her somewhat autobiographical novel Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga shows us how the women in Rhodesia, now called Zimbabwe, were affected by this colonization by the British. Through different female characters, she shows us how colonization alienated women physically and psychologically through the lack of education, poverty, and relegation to the private sphere.