Women in black communities not only had to endure being women in a male dominated society but were black women in society dominated by white males. Yet, despite this, Morrison’s women are very much independent either by choice such as Sula and Hannah, or are forced into it by the betrayal of their partners; Nel and Eva. Nel’s mother, Helene is a single mother to a certain extent; her husband works away from home and Helene is depicted as being very independent. Eva expresses her matriarchal dominance throughout the story yet is only able to use h... ... middle of paper ... ...s World of Fiction. The Whitson Publishing Company, Troy, New York, 1993.
If she was a more independant women, like Jordan, she could’ve took her daughter and left Tom, but because of how society looked at women, this was the only thing she could really do. Another example of an extremely dependant woman in The Great Gatsby is Myrtle Wilson (Crossref-it.info). Myrtle not only relies on her husband, George to take ... ... middle of paper ... ...Fitzgerald 10). Why does he say the “Tom Buchanans?” He could never say the “Daisy Buchanans,” so why the double standard? This is an example of how men had dominance over the marriages.
The knight hastily agrees that he will allow her the request. Thus, she has taken her wisdom and used it to her advantag... ... middle of paper ... ...ave and once we get it we do not want it anymore. She has used the men in her life for riches and happened upon her fifth husband whom she loved only because he did not give much love back to her. All the reasons described above are why the Wife of Bath was a remarkable and different woman. She leans toward a feminist nature and seems resentful toward men.
Feminist Perspective of Heart of Darkness In Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness, Marlow’s view of women embodies the typical 19th century view of women as the inferior sex. There are only three relatively minor female characters in Heart of Darkness: Marlow’s aunt, Kurtz’s mistress, and Kurtz’s "Intended." Marlow mentions these female characters in order to give the literal aspect of his tale more substance. While they definitely play specific roles in the story, they do not relate with the primary theme of the story. The primary theme focuses more on how Marlow’s journey into the heart of darkness contrasts the "white" souls of the black people and the "black" souls of the whites who exploit them, and how it led to Marlow’s self-discovery.
Torvald is invariably patronizing towards his wife and is offended and emasculated when he learns that Nora has gone behind his back and saved his life without his assistance. Nora acknowledges this hypocrisy in act three when she says, “I am learning, too, that the law is quite another thing from what I supposed; but I find it impossible to convince myself that the law is right. According to it a woman has no right to spare her old dying father, or to save her husband 's life” (3. 63). Nora recognizes her place in society, but she also recognizes how much shame it inflicts upon her.
After briefly explaining that her husband does not believe s... ... middle of paper ... ...not discounting, does somewhat deflate, or mask, the argument that Gilman is offering a truism about the difference between males and females. Some of the greatest writers, artists, and musicians have been patently misread or ignored by their contemporaries, only to be discovered as visionaries decades or centuries later. By creating a submissive female narrator, Gilman makes a powerful statement to the modern reader about the realities of women before the 20th century. The narrator's acquiescent quality is simultaneously a common trait for women of the time and the catalyst of her insanity. Considering the state of women when the story was written, the narrator had to be as she was to be believable.
The dialogue of their interactions and the irony of their situations add humor as well as reinforce the idiocy presented by the very first line of Pride and Prejudice, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife" (Austen 3). Mrs. Bennet?s actions as a mother are not unjustified. Because the Bennet estate was entailed, the marriage of her daughters was necessary for their secured wellbeing. In Chapter 20 Elizabeth refuses Mr. Collins marriage proposal. Her mother, who views the match as advantageous, is outraged and expresses her grief to Mr. Bennet, ?Nobody can tell what I suffer!
Howard Noble- He is Caroline's husband and also would be considered the antagonist in this particular story. He does not understand his wife's connection to the lodge and begans taunting her by saying “Why I'd sacrifice the whole place to see th... ... middle of paper ... ...re flat characters, but her descriptions were like summaries of each of the family members. Cather's tone suggest that she has empathy for Caroline because of “The impression of cold calculation... which Caroline gave, was far from a false one; but there was this to be said for her-- that there were extenuating circumstances which her friends could not know”(2), meaning that none of her friends understand what she had been through in her past. “The Garden Lodge” takes the reader into the world of a once poor girl who found relief in a wealthy and successful man. Cather uses the point of view and characterization to help fully understand what the protagonist was thinking and why she chose the things she did.
To continue, there are other sections where Kingston actually feels sorry for her aunt. For example, at the end of paragraph 25 Kingston says how her aunt is going through so much work to make herself look presentable, that she hoped the man she loved appreciated her and was not just a tits-and-ass man. Another example where Kingston feels sorry for her aunt is in paragraph 22. Kingston explains how she does not see herself like her aunt in anyway. Her aunt had two sides to her, a calm woman and a wild woman free with sex.
Nanny is the one who convinced and persuaded Janie to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny believed that Logan was a hard working man who would respect Janie and take care of her. Janie was very skeptical of marrying Logan but eventually she did. Janie is a beautiful and youthful women who is married to an old and ugly man. The dearth of material on Logan in the novel is appropriate given the despair and emptiness that he symbolizes to Janie.