As mothers, women promoted themselves through their children. Their offspring’s accomplishments were their own. It was one more excuse, Freidan states, for women to forego defining themselves” (Hart 2). Unfortunately, many women thought that there was something wrong with them for not finding complete satisfaction in motherhood and life in suburbia, and they wanted something else to give their life some greater meaning. Baffled by sexism in the workforce, Friedan also remarks on the inconsistency of the changing expectations and the treatment of women in America throughout the twentieth century.
Living an utterly limited lifestyle, women suffocated from the anxious feeling of being locked. A corset, popular fashion item in the 19th century, symbolizes the constrictive lives that restricted women to even breathe freely. An epitome of a content marriage in the 19th century was when husband was able to financially support the family while the wife supported her husband to the fullest. Since women were nearly brainwashed to serve their husbands and males, some women were not even aware of the possibility of tasting the succulent taste of freedom until they faced an unexpected opportunity. In ‘The Story of an Hour’, Louise goes ... ... middle of paper ... ... inheritance on prostitution, take their children elsewhere, and many more immoral actions.
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However, there are many critics who feel that Persuasion fails to address these and other issues. This essay will show and prove that Austen’s last novel reflects and foreshadows some of the dramatic changes occurring in England after the Na... ... middle of paper ... ...ngland change. She accepts the rising naval classes and, as the novel progresses, she attempts to create a new respectable role for the upper classes free from the vanity seen in her father. There was also a change happening in terms of the roles of men and women in England, which Austen doesn’t fail to satire in Persuasion. Women in the 19th century held a very low and limited place in society.
The man may be 17 or 18. Not saying that if a female is a hard worker but looks ugly that she wouldn’t get a forced marriage. Many Latin American women would li... ... middle of paper ... ...es one forgot she existed.” The daughters she raises are “perfect… any man will be happy with them because they’ve been raised to suffer.” As for marriage, they must do as their family says, not out of love. This means they can’t pick anyone they want to marry, the family does. Most Latin American families want their lady to marry a wealthy man.
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