“ If you want to change, y’ have to do it from the inside, don’t y’? Know like im doin” declares Rita in act 1 scene 1. How does the playwright show the changes in Rita, and in her tutor Frank, in two key scenes of the play (1.6 and 2.3) "Educating Rita" displays the major changes that occur in the main character, an initially narrow minded, outspoken and socially naïve Liverpudlian trapped by her working class life. Rita thinks an increase in intelligence and worldly knowledge will change this, and set her "free". She strives to change classes, and although is different from her working class peers, she still isn't ready to be accepted as middle class.
Her rebellion against social and religious traditions changes the expectations of women as a whole throughout the book, and makes it seem like they are allowed to do anything that a man can do. Her “quest for self realization is an attempt at renaming and re knowing the world as she has seen it, but it is ultimately doomed from the very beginning because of the environment in which she has had to find safety in with her children af... ... middle of paper ... ...re. Women are to obey and be submissive. It also against Indian culture to have a divorce, because it brings great disgrace to the family of the divorcee. Both of Pappachi and Mammachi’s children have failed marriages and had to get a divorce.
I think its best that one is intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy because they are different. In the story, Mrs. Johnson and Maggie are not portrayed as ignorant people, but illiterates who though do not have the kind or experience Dee has. Mrs. Johnson and Maggie are capable of forming cognitive opinions quite as ... ... middle of paper ... ...rs. Johnson drags Maggie into the room because she realized that she cannot always get what she wants every time she demands for it. At the end of the day, I see Dee's character as a weakness because with all the education and sophistication she does not know the true importance of family and heritage.
She becomes disobedient towards her husband one could link her change with the feminist theory because Edna wants to have an equal role as her husband. During that time it was normal for males to have affairs but if women had an affair it was degrading for her and her family. Leonce finds Edna detachment and disobedience as if Edna was sick and he calls a physician to check the unnatural behavior of his wife. Of course Leonce thinks there is something wrong with Edna because she is not acting as a proper women and wife. When Edna starts her
But de Pizan continues to warn these women to stay in their class, “So, no matter how great their wealth, it is better for them to wear suitable clothes…well adapted to their lives, without any pretentions to being something other than what they are (de Pizan).” Socially, she argues that the women are more “superfluous” than need be (de Pizan). In her example of the woman and her laying in for her child, she explains that the gathering was overly lavish and lacking in meaning. She does this to exemplify the type of woman that falls into this group. She also makes a point to say that the woman “surpassed” the ritual baths and other formalities of a laying in (de Pizan). This is important because later in the section she discusses religion and it seems as though she is warning against overdoing possessions because, “this earthly journey is short and that
A parallel to Williams’s life is the relationship between Stella and Blanche,... ... middle of paper ... ...d to create a new attitude within some people because they realised how easily life comes and goes and therefore took the ideal to live life to the full as it may not be their one day. Stella and Stanley’s relationship reflects this very unconcerned attitude, this is highlighted the most in the final scene when Blanche has been taken away and Stella is aggrieved, Stanley, instead of comforting her, puts his hand up her blouse. Mitch on the other hand, like Blanche, conforms more to the old fashion and conservative ideals. Williams is trying to highlight the social divide that was evident in America at that time. The rape scene represents the battle between the old conservative ways in Blanche and the new careless ways of Stanley, new beats old in the end.
Jane is unable to escape her submissive mindset because of her position as a governess, which shapes her perception of herself and her position in society. In Victorian society, women were expected to be dependent on either a wealthy husband or a male employer. Jane finds satisfaction in her vocation as a governess, although she recognizes the dependent lifestyle that accompanies her position. Provided a wider range of labor opportunities, women serving as governesses could harness their multitude of talents and thrive in self-sufficiency, but were expected to refrain from doing so. On the other hand, women who marry for monetary security, while still deferential to their husbands, are provided positions of authority that enable them to harass
Her sisters depend on her for providing a stable domestic atmosphere and her father is happy for her to assume the role of mother. During that period the role of women was significantly reduced when compared to the expectations of men. Whilst Maggie's role in running the home was not unusual at the time her role in running the shop would be seen as a seriously emancipating. Her practical presence and her proud independent nature make her a formidable figure. The Hobson family are oblivious to the hold that she has o... ... middle of paper ... ...an be seen throughout, however I think we are also supposed to feel sympathy for Maggie because she has such a modern mindset, but trapped in a world unaccustomed to her views and admire her as she manages to overcome her flaws to become the perfect wife with the perfect life.
This indicates how the outside of the house is narrator's father’s domain while inside of the house is narrator's mother’s domain. It also shows that her father is okay with all this but her mother isn’t and doesn’t want to talk about the killings. According to Reingard, male and female children are socialized according to different role patterns, forming them into two different species, boys and girls (2007). After her father discovered that she let Flora out, she felt embarrassed and put her head down and started crying. She felt as if her father will punish her like he would have with her brother, by sending her to her room.
Tita refuses to accept her undesirable social role even though others accept it in her family. She doesn't have the same belief system as her family because she is raised by the cook, Nacha. Tita wins her fight against the tradition eventually gains her freedom. Tita falls in l... ... middle of paper ... ...societal standard that girls must get married if they lose their virginity. Her mother knows this and uses it against her and Mr. Doran.