Auden and Vonnegut prove that the government is too controlling and as a result our individuality is lost. The people of the society portrayed in the stories take the notion of perfection and equality to the extreme. In "The Unknown Citizen", the Auden uses sarcasm to express an obsessive and mindless state that only know its citizens by numbers and letters, and evaluates their worth with statisti... ... middle of paper ... ...f the communist party. The ways of life of these citizens is very much like the one described in "The Unknown Citizen" and "Harrison Bergeron". This is probably what Auden and Vonnegut want to warn about by mocking the political system that existed now.
Therefore Flaubert promotes his own ideas through Cavinet. Cavinet arg... ... middle of paper ... ...se of the strength of the women. Flaubert and Allende thoroughly criticize the stupidity of the civilized man. They both lived in and set their stories during technological change, which they both argue only covers up the ignorant and instable nature of man instead of changing it. They both create characters representative of their society disparaging them as ignorant or selfish.
The emphasis of material gain over originality, the sacrifice of meaning to the pursuit of commodities, as well as the subversion of gender roles, with women replacing absent soldiers in the workforce, such betrayals of tradition influenced anglophile TS Eliot, through foreboding imagery and the fragmented style of his work, to challenge the deterioration of society at the hands of modernism. Through the unnamed and somewhat distant persona of ‘Preludes’ Eliot applies a torturous fate to all members of modern society, reflecting Eliot’s resolute conclusion that no substantial achievements could be made in a society that lacked traditional modes of art, politics, economics or religion. TS Eliot’s early works are renowned for their nihilistic motivations and reflect complete distaste and contempt for modernist society, being ‘driven by scepticism’ according to B Rajan. Eliot’s poems such as ‘Preludes’ (1917), ‘Rhapsody on a Windy Night’ (1915), “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’ (1915), ‘Portrait of a Lady’ (1915) and ‘The Wasteland’ (1922) are all similarly themed on the doomed fate and torturous meaninglessness of early 20th century American society. Eliot’s co... ... middle of paper ... ...the growth of society despite advances in technology and science is being stunted by a lack of imagination and originality.
Federal politicians use desultory commands as leverage to ensure that the states comply with their wishes. The federal government cannot tell the states what to do but such schemes are just unfair. An amendment abolishing federal mandates would create a stronger democracy by giving the state legislatures full control over the implementation of laws at the discretion of the voters thus placing power back in the heart of the US democracy, the people, where it belongs. Some may argue that adding an amendment eradicat... ... middle of paper ... ... foreign land but, it is that very government not letting them have a celebratory drink upon their return home. An amendment to the constitution eradicating federal mandates would make lead the country to be more democratic by once again placing the majority of the say in the hands of the people and therefore, with the state legislatures.
De Zayas essentially calls out men for treating women poorly and speaking ill of them, stating that these actions represent man’s lack of courage, nobility, and chivalrous honor. Unlike in Watson’s speech then, the text presents a form of feminism that explicitly vilifies men, declaring men enemies of women who intentionally deceive women and keep them oppressed. To combat this, De Zayas calls on women to rise up and vanquish their oppressors. It should be noted though that de Zayas, like Watson, does acknowledge to some extent that both genders have a role to play in promoting gender equality, as a character in her text states, “I beg the ladies to mend their forward ways if they wish to be respected by men, and I beg the gentlemen to act like gentlemen by honoring women as is proper for them.” The utility from de Zayas’ argument results partially in how she emasculates men for how they treat women. By showing that degrading women does not actually showcase the superiority of man but results in a loss of manhood, de Zayas effectively points out the folly in the Spanish gender hierarchy.
For years social contract theorists had monopolized the explanation of modern society. John Locke was among those who advocated this theory of a collectively chosen set of circumstances. Carole Pateman, on the other hand rejects many of the pillars of the social contract and specifically attacks certain aspects of Locke's argument regarding paternalism and patriarchy. Pateman defends her idea that the individual about which Locke writes is masculine, instead of the gender-encompassing form of the word "man." Pateman also argues that Locke denies the individuality of women.
This theory aims at eliminating male supremacy to achieve gender equality. Globally, females are portrayed as the subordinate gender; such sexism is what the feminist theory criticizes. Nora Roberts, in her history of novel writing, has neither ever declared herself as a feminist nor have any of ... ... middle of paper ... ... show a great deal of pride. It is even for this reason that people use the popular phrase “Be a man”, to show that a male is not being as proud as he ought to be, by social standards. The depiction of characters by Nora also adds to the “masculinity” of this text, in that the male characters are the dominantly talked-about characters.
In this paper, I will talk about De Beauvoir’s argument on how women became the Other in society and how this subconsciously affects them. De Beauvoir claims we have biases in society because of religion, philosophers, and writers, which all advocated for sexist ideas. She gives the example of Eve and Pandora—both brought evil into this world. Historical figures like Aristotle and St Thomas claimed women lack intelligence (28). As a result of the biases that are perpetuated in society, women are seen as lesser entities.
These Feminists believe in the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. They believe that men and women are on a different scale presently, but Paul Theroux begs to differ. Paul Theroux describes masculinity as “a little like having to wear an ill-fitting coat for one’s entire life.” Men are suffering from the
Society puts so much emphasis on gender appropriation that people fear the outcome of not fitting into a category of male or female because there is no inbetween. Men are supposed to dominate with aggression while women enable them by remaining vulnerable and submissive. Both authors believe that there are no natural character traits in men and women and that the creation of these differences were culturally created in an effort to keep women oppressed by male