Women did not even have the right to vote; when they finally did, they felt a little independent. According to Muntone in London, there was a World’s Anti-Slavery convention in which women could attend but the conventional leaders only allo... ... middle of paper ... ...d not be the cause of a low salary and opportunity. The American society prevents woman from being dominant in the work place because of the fact that women are well known to be submissive. Many people joke around saying women belong in the kitchen, but up to what point is this really a joke? Commonly women are assumed to be housewives to “work” in their home kitchen and care for her children.
A couple of these scenarios exist in the article titled “Sex Discrimination At Work.” One common scenario is when a woman is promoted to a higher position and finds out that a man who was also promoted to the same position is being paid more than she is. This is an example of gender discrimination through salary. Employers often pay women less because of the stereotypical image of women. Women are usually looked upon as not being able to work as well as men. Stereotypically, women are supposed to stay at home cooking and caring for children.
She rejects it rather violently, Hedda was bored and discontent with her life as a housewife. Contrary to Nora, she quite often is intrigued by what the men are doing. She also amuses... ... middle of paper ... ...wed as acceptable. This forced lifestyle is what caused Hedda to act out, because no one bothered to ask if women really wanted to me wives and mothers. Thus, Nora Helmer and Hedda Gabler do seem different when it comes to how they act, but they are quite similar in the way they coped with having a life chosen for them, and they are quite similar as to the roles society predetermined for them.
During the 1950s family structure started to change, and the term housewife became known. In typical domestic soap operas, housewives are shown as “sexless” because they have only time for the family and household chores. (Cheryl N, 2007). The keyword of the title: “desperate” reflects upon common issues of w... ... middle of paper ... ...rt they have between each other show their roles as empowering and independent as they can be. Their husbands are not oppressing them but at they same time they don not lose their femininity or condition of being women because of the empowerment there is.
Although it is not accepted in the society to expect only the worth from life and tragic situations are bypassed by human’s... ... middle of paper ... ...e of full value. What is more, it became normal for spouses to share household chores and involve children in such kind of work. Although, it is nice for a woman to have a choice weather to work or not, but most of women just have to work due to financial circumstances and do their utmost to spend enough time with their families. To sum it up it is necessary to say that there is not a huge difference which way a woman chooses to become a successful and self-esteem person if she manages to do it. There is a diversity of options for a female in life so it does not matter in what sphere she prefers to realize her potential.
Bettelheim believes that gender is not the issue, but simply the work she is forced to do is a symbol of debasement in comparison to her stepsisters (568). In my opinion, most people couldn't relate to the story of Cinderella if Cinderella was a male due to the traditional female r... ... middle of paper ... ...out complaint, and does not pursue the Prince. The story of Cinderella symbolizes the gender expectations of society; women should posses certain qualities and virtues, and they should stay at home to do housework. Men should hold the jobs, care for the women, and give them identity. Works Cited Bettelheim, Bruno.
During the 19th century, gender roles in the American society were extremely different in comparison of the roles in the 21st century. Only men could enjoy true freedom, freedom to work in factories, shops, military, vote, etc., while women were left at the house to oversee the domestic duties that once belonged to servants. What this means is that women were not truly free; free to voice their opinion, to work alongside of men, earn pay, and even vote. They were expected to be excellent housewives and nothing else. It was shortly after her husband died, leaving her with six children to raise on her own that she began to write scandalous stories that were way ahead of her time and completely unappreciated.
When she was younger she was raised by Nanny, who is portrayed as someone who is loving and cares for Janie very much and would do anything to make sure that Janie is protected. Altough Nanny is portrayed as a “feminist male-basher”. She never got married she lived by herself with Janie, Nanny loves materialized things such as land, status, and money. This is why Nanny marries Janie off to an older man (Logan Kellacks) to protect her. But all Janie wants to do is go on adventures, be free have dreams, be able to do things and live her life the way she wants to not the way Nanny wants or even a husband wants.
Women in the 1950s were typically stay-at-home moms with the task of cooking, cleaning, and tending to the children. Men were the sole providers of the family, and held superiority and masculinity over the women. Men were portrayed as more intelligent and rational than women, forcing a society that viewed women as subordinate. These rigid gender roles are what caused Esther Greenwood to challenge her expectations, thus causing her mental breakdown. To cope with her own thoughts and fears, Esther sought to find liberation by freeing herself from her oppressor: her mother.
Throughout the novel she is never named and only referred to as 'mother ' or 'whore ' by her own son, which demonstrates the common mindset of men in the 1950s. However, Smith 's mother helps move along the identity of women, opening up a chance for a new independent life. She representats the disloyalty towards what the working class stood for and is described as being extremely materialistic, spending the pension money she receives from her husband 's death on new clothing and house furnishings which does not comlpy with the idealistic image of the 1950 's female. The image of the perfect housewife and caring mother is nowhere to be seen in Sillitoe 's description of Smith 's mother, instead we find her with 'some fancy-man upstairs ' which automatically carries negative connotations to the audience. Despite a seemingly negative depiction of a female character here, Smith 's mother is evidently conflicting against the social norms and idea of the domesticated female of the 1950 's, making her a direct representation of a new kind of