The movie and the book were both about women being saved from a place they felt undesirable. One fell in love after prostitution while the other never felt love. Now, with that in mind, The Postman Always Rings Twice is more realistic because Cora’s life explains the outcome of a prostitute that readers can relate to unlike Vivian from the movie Pretty Woman whose life is not a realistic outcome that readers can relate to. First, Cora, the femme fatale, and Vivian, the fallen Woman, lived unscrupulous lives. They both were conceived as prostitutes where they were un... ... middle of paper ... ... love for her husband and once she got rid of him she never ended up moving on from her past, she wanted to keep making additional changes to her life, like she was never satisfied.
Torvald treats Nora like a small, silly girl who cannot take personal decisions. He ranks himself as the head of his family and always infers that Nora is a minor element in their family re... ... middle of paper ... ...ial and personal troubles and put an end to constant gender inequality influencing their lives. Women and their importance in society are common things of literary analysis. In Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Susan Glaspell's Trifles, Nora and Minnie are two strong women in a male-dominated world, who decide unlike ways to cope with gender inequalities and rebel against gendered ideals and prospects. Nora and Minnie are alike in the gist that they regularly have to obey their husbands' mandates.
The hero in the novel would have to be Firdaus, a former prostitute and prisoner that is awaiting execution for the murder of a powerful pimp. The reason why Firdaus is considered a hero is because she stood up to the exploitation and corruption going on within the government and society during that time in Egypt. The story is set in 1975, during a time when women were still not valued and the sole purpose for them was pleasure or raising children and caring for the house. Firdaus’s life before prison exemplifies this societal norm; she was abused by family members, locked up by people she met that she thought she could trust, objectified by men, and disregarded when it came to decisions involving her wellbeing. Firdaus ends up choosing to be a prostitute instead of marriage because at least being a prostitute, she was free to make her own decisions and she was self-supporting (Harlow).
In McCormick’s Sold, the main character Lakshmi has been sold into the brothel and had experienced the difficult life. After Lakshmi, a seemingly powerless character, endures difficult experiences, she becomes confident, from the help of her friends, to challenge powerful enemies who hurt her, and brave to confront the troubles, because she hopes she can obtain freedom. Lakshmi endures difficult experiences in the brothel and bears the cruel punishments from Mumtaz who rules the brothel with cunning, but she never gives up her hope. Lakshmi is powerless for live in the dangerous city, she is just a little girl from a small village. She tries to depend on Uncle Husband because he has been protected her, and the only person she knows in the strange city, but he betrays her and sells her into a brothel.
A Feminist Perspective of A Doll's House In "A Doll's House", Ibsen portrays the bleak picture of a role held by women of all economic classes that is sacrificial. The female characters in the play back-up Nora's assertion that even though men are unable to sacrifice their integrity, "hundreds of thousands of woman have." Mrs. Linde found it necessary to abandon Krogstad, her true but poor love, and marry a richer man in order to support her mother and two brothers. The nanny has to abandon her children to support herself by working for Nora. Though Nora is economically advantaged, in comparison to the other female characters, she leads a hard life because society dictates that Torvald be the marriages dominant member.
Mrs. Warren is a woman whose economic standing and lack of any professional skills forced her into becoming a prostitute. Obviously such a profession is against the beliefs of the society that she lives in. Not only is she not ashamed of her occupation, she is proud of the amount of money that it, as well as managing several houses of prostitution, has made for her. When asked of any shame about her job by her daughter she states, "Well of course dearie, it's only good manners to be ashamed of it: it's expected of a woman." This statement shows that the only reason that one would be ashamed of it is because of society says that one should be.
However, they share the same feeling of rightousness as they both look after everyone else’s well sake. Sonya deteriorates her moral through prostitution it in order to provide for her underprivileged family, especially after her drunk father passes away; while Lorenzo culminates her life as an outcast trying to save the child that caused her excommunication from the congregation.
This action is pertinent to the feminists of the day because Creon treats Antigone with absolutely no respect and acts as if she is ignorant. Likewise in the play A Dolls House written by Ibsen, Nora, the main character, takes out a loan in defiance of laws that denied women the right to borrow money or even the right to work outside of the home. Nora shows her true strengths when her husband is dying and she needs the money, but as the play progresses one can see more and more of her strengths as far as her willingness to work like men. Nora and Antigone show great strength and are active in the sense that they work hard to get what they want. Lastly, both Nora and Antigone appear to change through the plots.
Mrs. Linde had to leave her loving fiancé behind in order to enter into a loveless marriage with a wealthier man that is no deceased all because she had to take care of her sickly bedridden mother and her younger brothers. Then, despite being wealthy the business fell apart after Mr Linde passed, which left Mrs. Linde to pick up the pieces, and get by day to day with any sort of odd job she could find (192). All though the heart of the play itself is for women’s rights and the fight for equality, because if women taking out loans was not illegal none of this would have happened. It still displays the fight for equality in an unbalanced way, because all though Nora and Mrs. Linde are forced to work, they are both in completely different situations, and Nora may even have more ground to stand on compared to Mrs. Linde. These “minor” characters have an effect on feminism because despite the desire for equality, they are stuck in the caste pf the middle class, so they do not necessarily have the choice to embrace themselves and truly do what they desired.
Amanda entwined every aspect of her children’s life into her own, she relied on them for assurance, and to keep what little material values that she had. She was living through them in a sense. Tom wanted so much more from life, but has stuck around for the sake of his sister. Laura is a slightly crippled young woman in her mid-twenties, shy to a fault, and consumed by self-doubt and fear. Her mother constantly berates her about the lack of gentleman callers.