The reason that I say 1997 is because in an interview of Janet Mcteer, whom played Nora’s character, was done during this year where she talks about the play in its original version. Mcteer gives her perspective on Nora’s character by embracing and justifying it. Many people perceived the play as she did, in which today women portray Nora’s courageous figure and speak out when treated unfairly. Society today encourages women to follow in Nora’s footsteps in advocating their equality as a woman. In conclusion, we can see that the ending of the third act of this play was not accepted due to the controversy that it caused during the 19th century.
The reader knows nothing about her, save the pre-play course of her love story with Hamlet is known only by a few a... ... middle of paper ... ...rtunity to make decisions for herself rather she is subject to the decisions of the men in her life. Ophelia is the representation of women’s’ inferiority to men. Although woman should have equal rights, this is how she is portrayed. In their feministic approach, the writers defend Ophelia and believe her role is underappreciated and undermined as a minor character. Works Cited Elaine Showalter (essay date 1985)" Shakespearean CriticismEd.
McCloskey, John C. “Hamlet’s Quest of Certainty.” College English Vol. 9 (1941): 445-451. JSTOR. Web. 11 December 2013.
As time went on, women’s rights did not improve at all. Throughout the entire world, women were treated as second class citizens to their superior male counterparts. This continued on through the ages; up until the Victorian Era in Britain did women try to denounce these thousand year old “rights of women.” Several brave women spoke out against the ways they were treated, these women included, Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen. Both of these women felt the need to write about this situation of equality for women so they may encourage others to take up arms with them and fight for equality. From the two different texts written by Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft’s “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” is the more radical of the two texts of the day due to Wollstonecraft covering a broader range of subject that women dealt with in her day.
Although women were granted the right to vote in 1920, Gloria Steinem, a feminist who emerged in the 1970's, addressed the continual gender discrimination that limited women's inherent liberties in the workplace and at home causing a new wave of feminism to develop. Since women were considered inferior to men both physically and intellectually, women refused to accept this inequality so they began to declare their rights. The first wave of feminism in the U.S. began at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention in New York, which issued a historic declaration of women’s rights (Hearne 2 of 7). Originally, the feminist movement started as a fight for a woman’s right to vote, but then it gained momentum in the late 1800’s during the Progressive Era to include women’s involvement in public affairs and political activism, including the temperance movement, and the labor movement (1 of 7). In 1890 the main occupation of most women was caring for their ... ... middle of paper ... ...ords (99-101 of 111).
Many women in America are capable and sufficient of being apart of T a i t 1! ￼the political race or any form of government official, however these women notice the race is unfair and discriminating to women, so they avoid joining. The bar between men and women in politics is not set equally. Women candidates in the political race have won a handful close primaries, however some of those few races were f... ... middle of paper ... ...remarks against women political candidates is causing a unfair and corrupt system in government. Jehmu Green said, "Sexism against women in the media has become normalized and accepted in a way that they would not be if the comments were racist.
When Eve took that bite of the Forbidden Fruit, she had no idea what she had gotten women-kind into. Whether or not you believe in the story of creation, the perception of women as corrupting and sinful had shaped women's social roles in Western Society for thousands of years. Augustine was one of the first to write about the wickedness of women, and the acceptance of this doctrine is evident in the Letters of Abelard and Heloise through their disdain toward marriage. Along with mass death of the Black Plague, came an opportunity for women to change the ways in which society viewed them. The great number of deaths in Europe often resulted in the situation where no male heirs remained which led to the legal ability of women to inherit land and property.
In the early 20th century gender expectations and feminism was different. When trifles was written, it was a period when women had no respect, were inferior, and were put in domestic roles. Women did not have power, until World War One where they were put into industrial roles. Although, the women 's movement was changing things, it did not occur until later on. In the book, Trifles also called Jury of Her Peers, Susan Glaspell incorporated the vast differences of both genders in society in her short story.