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Analysis of Gail Godwin's A Sorrowful Woman

- Analysis of Gail Godwin's A Sorrowful Woman Gail Godwin's short story "A Sorrowful Woman" revolves around a wife and mother who becomes overwhelmed with her husband and child and withdraws from them, gradually shutting them completely out of her life. Unsatisfied with her role as dutiful mother and wife, she tries on other roles, but finds that none of them satisfy her either. She is accustomed to a specific role, and has a difficult time coping when a more extensive array of choices is presented to her....   [tags: Godwin Sorrowful Woman]

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The Demise of a Family in Gail Godwin's A Sorrowful Woman

- The Demise of a Family in Gail Godwin's A Sorrowful Woman Gail Godwin's "A Sorrowful Woman<" leads one to believe that the wife is overwhelmed or possibly just having a bad day. The belief is that with her husband's understanding she and her family will get through this difficult time. Everyone has a bad day and people get aggravated at times. However, a shocking revelation comes to the reader that this isn't just a bad day. A deeper look into the story reveals that the wife's selfishness and pity for her life is fueling her sorrow and along with their lack of communication causes the demise of this family....   [tags: Sorrowful Woman Essays]

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A Sorrowful Woman

- A Sorrowful Woman The story that is A Sorrowful Woman seems to be a story told from the point of view of a narrator who focuses only slightly on the inner conflict of one of the main charters in the story. The character of which I am speaking is never referred to by name, instead is called she, the woman, mommy, and wife throughout the entire story which lends credence to the conclusion of the viewpoint as being told from the outside. The first indication that the focus of the story will be not of a warm and loving nature is the line “The sight of them made her so sad and sick she did not want to see them again”(1)....   [tags: Literary Review]

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A Sorrowful Woman by Gail Godwin

- In a world usually depicted as a “man’s world,” a woman’s role is not considered as significant and thus can be repressed. It is why a feminist perspective or criticism comes into place, especially in literature. By definition, a feminist criticism consist of scrutinizing “the ways in which literature reinforces the economic, political, social, and psychological oppression of women.” (Tyson) In Gail Godwins’s A Sorrowful Woman, the leading female character is concentrated in her efforts in distancing from her structured lifestyle....   [tags: women's role, feminist perspective]

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Summary Of ' A Sorrowful Woman ' By Gail Godwin

- MiriYam Judd American Experience HHH Miriyam Judd A Sorrowful Life Nothing is ever as it seems. Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. We live in a society where if you break the status quo even the slightest bit, you are looked down upon, labeled a freak or an outcast. We are told to be different, unique, ourselves; but when we are people judge us. We think we have control over our lives, but, in reality, we don’t. If we did have any whatsoever, why would we choose to live this way. Why would some choose to feel so much pain, deep in their core, that they just couldn 't take it anymore....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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Karen van der Zee's A Secret Sorrow and Gail Godwin's A Sorrowful Woman

- Karen van der Zee's A Secret Sorrow and Gail Godwin's A Sorrowful Woman Though fulfilling love, happiness and trust in a relationship can be comforting, couples often are unsuccessful in finding or keeping the love that their relationship need; even if issues may interfere within the relationship, couples should find a way in working through their problems. Once a couple's happiness, trust and love have been fulfilled, they can experience unconditional love. Although they would need to make every possible step to heal their relationship, if and when their relationship breaks down, there is still much they can learn....   [tags: Zee Sorrow Godwin Sorrowful Essays]

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An Analysis Of Gail Godwin 's ' A Sorrowful Woman '

- Hannah Ottens English 102/Kay Essay 1 3 October 2014 A Depressed Woman In many stories that one reads, characters exhibit numerous behaviors throughout the story such as excitement, sadness, and loneliness. A fairytale will have happy character behaviors and end happily, whereas depressed characters the story may end melancholy, which can affect the outcome of the story. In the short story “A Sorrowful Women” written by Gail Godwin, the main character that is unnamed exhibits several behaviors....   [tags: Fiction, Protagonist, Wife, Family]

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“Bartleby the Scrivener” and "A Sorrowful Woman": Character Analysis

- People one can never really tell how person is feeling or what their situation is behind closed doors or behind the façade of the life they lead. Two masterly crafted literary works present readers with characters that have two similar but very different stories that end in the same result. In Herman Melville’s story “Bartleby the Scrivener” readers are presented with Bartleby, an interesting and minimally deep character. In comparison to Gail Godwin’s work, “A Sorrowful Woman” we are presented with a nameless woman with a similar physiological state as Bartleby whom expresses her feelings of dissatisfaction of her life....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Analysis Of Gail Godwin 's ' A Sorrowful Woman '

- In a world of wars against one another, every society faces one common foe, mental illness. The phrase seems less harmful than the firepower it holds within. It’s not only an enemy every nation and individual has to face, but it’s intangible, immortal, and unstoppable; yet there are ways to combat it. There are signs that everybody can see, but choose to ignore. When someone is in need, and those around choose to ignore them their problem will fester and grow engulfing everything they are. The sickness stems from the need to conform to stereotypes pushing people to their limits, breaking them and driving them towards an undesirable end....   [tags: Mental disorder, Mental illness, Psychiatry]

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Essay on Social Expectations in Story of an Hour and Sorrowful Woman

- Social Expectations and Marriage in The Story of an Hour and A Sorrowful Woman       Marriage does not always bring people happiness they expect.  A number of people feel trapped in their own marriages.  Mrs. Mallard in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and the unnamed protagonist in Gail Godwin’s “A Sorrowful Woman” are among those who experience such unfortunate.  Only one hour in her marriage did Mrs. Mallard feel really happy; that was, bizarrely, when she was told about her husband’s death.  For the female protagonist in “A Sorrowful Woman,” her marriage was a torment.  All the time, she suffers from grief and sadness.  Both of the women are imprisoned in their own marriages and e...   [tags: Marriage Love Relationships Chopin Essays Papers]

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Gender Roles in Henrik Ibsen´s A Doll´s House, Gail Godwin´s A Sorrowful Women and Andrea Potos´ Depending on the Light

- In Henrik Ibsen’s short story A Doll’s House, Gail Godwin’s “A Sorrowful Women”, and Andrea Potos’ “Depending on the Light”, the characters reactions revel the author’s attitudes challenging the traditional roles of men and women. The authors used different attitudes and mediums, but each challenges the traditional roles of men and women. Andrea Potos’ poem, “Depending on the Light”, emits a nostalgic tone that is evident throughout. As the narrator puts on lipstick, she sees her “mother again carefully coloring inside the lines.” The flashback depicts the narrators mother putting “on her face” in anticipation of her father’s homecoming....   [tags: attitude, tradition, roles, women, men, tone]

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Life of a Sensuous Woman, by Ihara Saikaku

- In the novel Life of a Sensuous Woman, Ihara Saikaku depicts the journey of a woman who, due to voraciously indulging in the ever-seeking pleasure of the Ukiyo lifestyle, finds herself in an inexorable decline in social status and life fulfillment. Saikaku, utilizing characters, plot, and water imagery, transforms Life of a Sensuous Woman into a satirically critical commentary of the Ukiyo lifestyle: proposing that it creates a superficial, unequal, and hypocritical society. Ukiyo is a culture that strives to live a strictly pleasure-seeking routine....   [tags: literary analysis, ihara saikaku]

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A Woman's Struggle

- A Woman’s struggle Analysis The plague of male dominancy and female oppression has spread throughout time and cultures like a pandemic infection, targeting women. Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” and Janice Mirikitani’s “Suicide Note,” show the struggle and pain that oppressive forces perpetrated on women. Although, both speakers are oppressed the way they end the oppression and the cause of it are very different. Patriarchy has always existed, and it affects women all over the world. For example, banned bride abductions in Central Asia have continued to occur, and the women who resist abduction, risk death, or becoming ostracized from their country (Werner 2)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Pablo Neruda 's Body Of A Woman

- ... The impacts of nature symbols and imagery reveal Pablo Neruda’s intent and desires when he wrote this poem. Over time though, this changed. What does the yellow bird represent. What’s its importance Lost momentum In between Pablo Neruda’s shift from a self-expressive, rather pompous poet into one with a sense of a bigger, selfless purpose, he radiates a sorrowful atmosphere in his poem, "Ode to the Yellow Bird". Although this poem is reverent to the yellow bird, it is undoubtedly about its death and burial; it is a poem about beauty that has been “extinguished”....   [tags: Poetry, Pablo Neruda, Chile, Canto General]

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The Effects Of Cryptically Oppressive Men On Women

- Amanda Stevenson Dr. Sigler EN 102: Composition and Literature 11 September 2015 The Effects of Cryptically Oppressive Men on Women Although A Sorrowful Woman by Gail Godwin and A Secret Sorrow by Karen van der Zee illustrate the predicaments of two very different women, both stories have similar, male driven undertones. The stories’ intertwining themes suggest that as women attempt to attain freedom by not succumbing to the standards of typical life, they ultimately fail because of oppressive male society....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Family]

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Women 's Roles And Qualities Of Men

- ... 142) Perhaps, it would be clearer to see when she says “…we could keep going for hours, and led to piercing pains in the heart which could only be made better in bed.” Who is to blame here the man who is using both of the women, or the student who is allowing the man to do so. Most of the labels women have acquired throughout time have been because of our own behavior, and our persuasion of males. “Peter was trying to decide, as he had been for the past year, between his wife and myself as his permanent life partner”(p....   [tags: Female, Male, Woman, Boy]

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Elizabeth as a Typical Victorian Woman in Frankenstein

- Elizabeth as a Typical Victorian Woman in Frankenstein   Elizabeth is an important character in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. She is also the most important person in Victor’s life for many reasons. Not only is she beautiful beyond belief, she is also submissive and meek. Elizabeth knows her role in the household and she fulfills her duties without hesitation or complaint. Always concerned for Victor, she is willing to do anything to ensure his happiness. Elizabeth is Victor’s prized possession, that which he must value and protect above all other things....   [tags: Frankenstein essays]

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On the Backs of Blacks and Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket

- On the Backs of Blacks and Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket        In both Toni Morrison's "On the backs of blacks" and bell hooks' "Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket" the authors attempt to analyze the role and treatment of blacks in motion pictures. Morrison's essay deals with what she calls "race talk", and defines as "the explicit insertion into everyday life of racial signs and symbols that have no meaning other than pressing African Americans to the lowest level racial hierarchy" (Morrison, 1993)....   [tags: Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket Essays]

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Sorrowful Black Death is Not a Hot Ticket and Seduction and Betrayal

- Sorrowful Black Death is Not a Hot Ticket and Seduction and Betrayal   Toni Morrison and bell hooks share the same views on how white America envisions blacks.  In bell hooks' essays " Seduction and Betrayal" and " Sorrowful Black Death is Not a Hot Ticket" she focuses in on the portrayal of African Americans on the big screen.  In "Seduction and Betrayal"  hooks uses  Spike Lee's Crooklyn to demonstrate how invaluable the life of a black person is.  In " Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket" she claims the Bodyguard and The Crying Game illustrate the notion that blacks, especially black females, are inferior to whites....   [tags: Sorrowful Black Death Is Not a Hot Ticket Essays]

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The Novel ' Tess Of The D ' Urbervilles And Conrad 's Heart Of Darkness

- The women in both Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness are seemingly presented with traditional feminine qualities of inferiority, weakness and sexual objectification. However, the power that they hold in male-female relationships, and their embodiment of traditional male roles, contests the chauvinistic views of society during Conrad and Hardy’s era. While Conrad presents powerful female characters through their influences over men, the reversal of traditional gender roles is exemplified more by Hardy’s character, Tess, yet both authors present revolutionary ideas of feminism, and enlighten readers to challenge the patriarchal views of society towards women....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Female, Woman]

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Edn A Woman Of A Perfect Woman

- every womanly grace and charm. If her husband did not adore her, he was a brute, deserving of death by slow torture. Her name was Adele Ratignolle" (IV pg 12). Edna can be like Madame Ratignolle who represents the mole of a perfect mother and wife. She represented all of the Creole woman, and everyone looks up to her. Chopin also show another path, or mole, Edna could take. Edna has the option of living all alone and keeping to herself like the character Mademoiselle Reisz. Edna couldn’t follow Madame Ratignolle path because Edna wasn’t satisfied with just being a mother and wife....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Novel, Want]

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The Power Of The Woman

- ... She tells him, if he can find out what it is that women desire the most within a year, then he will be able to avoid death. As the knight searches through the town he receives a variety of answers. Some women say they desire: wealth and treasure, honor, pleasure, fancy clothes, and others happiness. During the knight’s search for the answer he sees the ferry woman (also known as Crone) in order to have someone to confide about the challenges he is facing while finding the answer to the Queen’s question....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Marriage, Women]

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The Woman Of A Man

- ... He rode home, but the singing had so deeply touched his heart, that every day he went out into the forest and listened to it. Once when he was thus standing behind a tree, he saw that an enchantress came there, and he heard how she cried: ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me.’ Thusly, Rapunzel let down the braids of her hair for the enchantress to climb up to her. 'If that is the ladder by which one mounts, I too will try my fortune, ' said he, and the next day when it began to grow dark, he went to the tower and bellowed: ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me.’ Just as she had done her entire life, Rapunzel let her hair down, anticipating her usual caretaker....   [tags: Woman, Female, Girl, Boy]

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The, The Beauty Of A Woman

- ... Women are willing to go through very painful experiences as long as it ensures that they can get to look like the women that they see in the media. From a very young age, there are stories of young ladies who view the models in the media as their role models and strive to be like the models when they grow up. The growing number of diet shows and nutrition blogs teaching women some of the things that they can do to achieve the perfect body is a clear indication of where the society stands when it comes to what is expected of the women....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Gender, Wife]

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The 1950s Woman

- It is hard to believe that women only 60 years ago were still viewed and inferior to males and had little to no rights to protect themselves. When men returned from World War II some men resulted to domestically violate as a way of punishing his wife for something she did and to affirm dominance that he previously lost. Assaults that were inflicted on to women during the 1950s were seen being a part of male aggression and something that is normal. Women who did report the crime were viewed as being the actually perpetrators and the assault was actually their fault because they were unable to defend themselves....   [tags: The 1950s Woman]

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Gender Inequality : A Woman Of Color Or Disabled Woman

- ... Though the difference in pay could be understood if a man with the same job as a woman has a doctorate in a field related to the job, that is rarely the case being that most jobs require certain training, skills, and education. In households in which one or more women provide, it is important that they make the same amount as a male counterpart. Making 21 percent less than a man in the same position could be the difference between living in poverty or sustaining a normal household. As an example, if a man makes 30,000 a year and provides for his small family, he will do so effectively and without too much concern....   [tags: Gender, Employment, Female, Woman]

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Emancipation of a Woman in "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou

- Any girl could say she is a woman. It takes a strong woman to be a phenomenal woman. A phenomenal woman does not rely on others for financial, mental and social needs. A woman like this takes pride in her-self and doesn’t let anyone put her down. Throughout the times a woman strives for her independence to become her own individual in life. Phenomenal Woman, written by Maya Angelou, is a poem which is an anthem for all women’s strength in their own womanhood. (Angelou 1) The poem speaks out to us women as far as of where we are in society....   [tags: feminism, Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou, ]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Woman '

- Authority isn’t something you can force on a system without inspiring resistance. But this exactly what the father in the film The Woman attempts. The father may get temporary compliance through shows of force and physical brutality the father will also inspire a sense of injustice. The film The Woman shows forced authority as a farce. The father brushes the woman’s hair and cringes at the putridness released. Shaking off his disgust he inspects the woman’s teeth pressing his fingertips against her lips....   [tags: Family, Woman, Mother, Girl]

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The Magazine : A Woman 's House

- ... The skills women acquired while managing the household were necessary to pursue any career . This is where the readers would get mixed messages about their career and home life. Even when women were pushed toward careers, they were told that taking care of her family was of utmost importance. Throughout the Ladies’ Home Journal, women were pushed to take care of their families by cooking for them. One quote says, “A woman who loves to cook is at peace with herself,” while another says, “Nourishing and delighting her family with wonderful food brings joy to a woman who loves her home.” In order for a woman to achieve her optimum happiness, she had to know how to cook to please your chil...   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Rape, Housewives]

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The Is A Woman By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

- As Virginia Wolfe once stated, “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman” ( ). The word female has had countless meanings throughout its lifespan. Females can be seen as lowly and cheap, regal and sophisticated, or weak and underutilized. It has only been in the last 70 years that women have gained a foothold in society, to gain the rights they deserve. In the late 1800’s a new writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman questioned society’s views on the idea of being female and tried to make them understand that females are a force to be reckoned with and not a doormat for men to step on....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Woman]

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The New Woman By Bram Stoker

- ... Ultimately, in these two text it is not determined if the authors are in support or unsupportive of the new women because of the mixture of events and traits that occurs within these literature pieces. In the novel, Dracula by Bram Stoker, the visualization of the new woman is truly undetermined because of the mixture betweens traits and characteristics that represent the new women, but also opposes it. Mina, an important character within the text seems to represent the idea of the new woman, possessing and wanting to attain knowledge but also uses all her obstacles to her benefit such as the vampire poison....   [tags: Dracula, Woman, Christina Rossetti]

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Gender Is A Man Or A Woman?

- What is gender. This question could simply be answered, to be a man or to be a woman, but what does that really mean. The definition of gender has fluctuated over time. Today it has caused a great debate on what it means to be male or female or what qualifies a male or female should have. Through time women have acquired more male attributes, not necessarily along the lines of genitalia, but strength and courage. Women continually become stronger, increasingly independent, and in a way more manly....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Woman, Female]

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An Opinion About Being A Woman

- ... Most likely their mother was raised up and been through the same thing. It is like a life cycle and will be passed on to generations to generation until someone come in and change these laws and help give women their self-respect and independence back. Women in Egypt lifestyle In Egypt the laws itself is an enemy of women’s rights (Goldschmidt & Davidson, 2013). As a woman being in Egypt polygamy is legal only for men (Sezgin, 2011). A man can be divorce his wife at any time for no reason to be proven anyone in court....   [tags: Education, Poverty, Woman, Marriage]

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The Importance Of A Man And A Woman

- As a child, growing up in my household there were no “proper” roles fulfilled for a man and a woman. My parents did things that did not necessarily fall into one specific role. Both of my parents work full time jobs and split duties that are involved in taking care of home. There were several instances where my mother would take out the garbage or change a light bulb, and other cases where my father would wash dishes or wash clothes. In the same aspect, if I went to my grandparents’ house the elements were different....   [tags: Woman, Female, Gender, Male]

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A Free Woman - Original Writing

- ... The United States town, the town of Seguin is north of Cleófilas ' hometown and it is cold-hearted like the men in the story. Juan Pedro takes an active part in Cleófilas ' life, her husband; he physically abuses Cleófilas and breaks her precious possessions. There is no feminine identity for Cleófilas to relate to in her neighbors; Dolores is no longer a mother and Soledad is no longer a wife. Cleófilas and all the women in the literary story are a being dominating by some form of male power....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Mexico, Gender]

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The Wife Of Baths : A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

- I am sure we all know what communication, females, males, and language all are. Separate they are all simple terms that we all have grown to understand. But what happens when we combine all of these together. Communication between both male and female is possible but at times it goes in the wrong direction. I have read three different texts in this collection: The Wife of Baths Tale, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and the news coverage of a woman’s rights campaign, In a Scattered Protest, Saudi Women Take the Wheel....   [tags: Woman, Gender]

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Women 's Role As A Woman

- ... More simply, society viewed women as domestic and submissive people who were supposed to maintain their household by caring for their children and husband. According to Linda L. Lindsey (2015), author and researcher of Gender Roles, believes the “messages for girls continue to be focused on home and family taking precedence over paid work” (p. 323). In other words, society want girls to believe women are always supposed to choose their family over going to work. For instance, society want women to be housewives instead of managing companies....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Family, Wife]

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The Myth of the Latin Woman

- Identity is a group of characteristics, data or information that belongs exactly to one person or a group of people and that make it possible to establish differences between them. The consciousness that people have about themselves is part of their identity as well as what makes them unique. According to psychologists, identity is a consistent definition of one’s self as a unique individual, in terms of role, attitudes, beliefs and aspirations. Identity tries to define who people are, what they are, where they go or what they want to be or to do....   [tags: The Myth of the Latin Woman, Culture]

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Mary Wollstonecraft 's The Wrongs Of Woman

- ... Any child that they have will be under her husband’s instruction and his will. A woman has little to no claim to divorce. However, the man may break the vows of marriage at will. If a woman were to try this, she would be condemned and treated as an outcast; such is the fate of Martha. [W]hen, abandoned by the world, exposed to ridicule, branded with shame, and stigmatized for infamy, they had experienced the benevolence of her nature, and blessed that pity which contributed to the preservation of an existence, now marked with the worst badge of human depravity, Ingratitude !....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman]

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The New Woman Of Advertisements

- The New Woman in Advertisements The 1920s brought forth a wide selection of new forms of popular culture, fads, and expectations. Among these new developments was the debut of the “New Woman”. Such women, often called flappers, have become one of the first topics that come up whenever the 1920s are discussed, and so it comes as no surprise that advertising executives would target many of their ads at these young women. A large number of these targeted ads were for health or hygiene products and they often employ tactics such as passively insulting those who do not use their products....   [tags: Woman, Female, Women, Girl]

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Being A Woman Is Defined?

- Being a woman is defined in opposition to a man. So being a woman becomes living up to other people’s expectations. This mean they have to have successful careers, be married, be mothers, and be involved in their communities. Some people say that gender is being male or female. Gender should not be defined or determine who you are because it should not be determined by your biological gender, how one presents themselves and their behavior, and their internal sense of self male, female, both or neither....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Woman]

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The Growth Of One Woman

- ... The sexuality in the novel is shown through Mouret’s charm; he uses sexual terminology and is very flirtatious. Every woman he’s tried to win over was extremely easy to “conquer”. “And there, in that chapel dedicated to the worship of feminine graces, were the clothes: ... evening wraps in white cashmere, in white quilted silk, trimmed with swansdown or chenille.” (p. 6). A lot of the decorations in the store were white which symbolizes youth and innocence. This can be related to sexuality because of the connection with marriage, as white is often worn in weddings....   [tags: Woman, Childbirth, Female, Women]

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Types Of Woman 's Love?

- Types Of Woman In Love. For many years now women have made great changes in their lives. Women have come so far from the past when they were simply just property, to now being almost equal to men. In today 's society if a woman wants something she can get it, but does that include love. Love is such a broad topic that has been written about for so long now you would think there would not be anything left to be said. On the contrary, because women 's roles have changed so much there is a whole new topic of love to be addressed....   [tags: Love, Poetry, Woman, Romance]

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What Makes A Pregnant Woman?

- It was two days before my baby sister was born. The sky was a gray with a white dim and I was wearing my favorite Bruno Mars shirt. On my way to the local grocery store my mom had mentioned how she wasn 't ready for the baby and didn 't know what would be the outcome. She went on saying that no matter how unprepared she felt there was no way she could give up her child. I just sat in the passenger side wondering why the first time of me hearing of this baby was a month ago. Crazy right, my mom told me another member of the family would soon be around a month before they was born....   [tags: Mother, Family, Woman, Pregnancy]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' This Woman '

- Although the suffrage movement in 1920 gave women more legal power poet Joy Davidman’s poem, This Woman, highlights the idea that women were still held to certain constraints that she hoped more women would reject in efforts to attain an equal standing within society. With the date of the poem marked as 1938 many facts about an average woman’s life and role in society can be suggested. The country had recently come out of the Great Depression when this poem was written. During this time women proved that they were just as resilient, if not more, than their male counterparts....   [tags: Woman, Women's suffrage, Great Depression]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Phenomenal Woman '

- ... One of the elements that Angelou uses is repetition in her poem and she uses it quite frequently so it sets a rhythm. She states how she is a woman phenomenally, Phenomenal woman, and it is repeated to make the reader associate women as phenomenal woman and strengths the word phenomenal. She further repeats words to get the readers attention. The word the is repeated many times when set consistency in the poem. That 's me is also repeated and is of which one of the most important words to Angelou since it is directly describing her first before anyone else....   [tags: Confidence, Self-confidence, Poetry, Woman]

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The Importance Of A Woman And The Hierarchy Of A Male

- Literature evokes the reader to form a whirlpool of ideas and emotions. One famous author that has been able to gain a vast audience is Kate Chopin. She has published many short stories such as “Story of an Hour”,” A Pair of Silt Stockings”, “A Respectable Women”, “Desiree 's Baby” and “The Storm” . These stories cause people to question whether their assumptions of a novel are correct. Two major themes that Chopin promotes throughout most of her work, is the importance of a woman and the hierarchy of a male....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Short story]

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Feminism : The Qualities Of A Woman

- ... On the other hand Mina Loy wrote a poem that was not even fully published; she had written it and after sent it to her friend who later shared it with the world; the poem was called “Feminist Manifesto” Loy talks about a woman should not “leave off looking to men” just to seek for something that does not represent yourself, instead look “within yourselves to find out what you are” (Loy p.2078) Both authors had similarity in these two poems, especially with femininity of a woman, learning who they really are in life, and not depending on what another gender tells them based on society....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Feminism]

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The Woman Hanging, By Joy Harjo

- ... They rocked her (15-18). This once again takes away from who she is now, like the quote regarding her two marriages, by stating who she was and implying that she has made mistakes. This quote implies that if one is born in to a middle class life, they cannot handle the stress that will inevitably accompany such a large jump in lifestyles. Throughout the quote, Harjo uses a sentence to define the woman’s relationships with different people instead of just writing one complex sentence. The use of such abrupt sentences shows that each relationship the woman has is separate from the other, therefore, the different people each see the woman in a different way....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, Gender role]

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A Woman Is Human By Virginia Woolf

- "A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.” Vera Nazarian said. Nowadays, gender equality becomes a popular topic; however, the rootstock of inequality between men and women took root since several years ago even in fiction. Shakespeare’s sister, by the name of Judith, is a fictional character that created by Virginia Woolf. Did Shakespeare have a sister....   [tags: Gender, Woman, English literature, Fiction]

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The Woman 's Expectation And The Society

- ... Known as one of "the mother women at Grand Isle", Adele puts her family as the first priority like always, and that she is totally "idolized her children, worshiped her husband". By completely "efface" herself to dominate the society lifestyle, Adele 's image is saw as a dream lady, charming and beautiful which her husband would be "brute" and "[deserve] his death by not adoring her. Differ from Adele, Reisz is an passion independent artist who is "self-assertive" both in her physical needs and mentally decisions....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Women's suffrage, Gender]

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The As A Woman For Her Life

- Many of us may have a component of withi that leave us susceptible to being ethnocentric; this why we need to always do what we can to empathize with others that are different than us. As such I interviewed my classmate Lindsay, to find out how life has been as a woman for her in our society. Now, while statistically women are not a minority due to them being roughly the same in number as men in most societies, they tend to have less power and privileges than men. Lindsay’s father was born in Indiana and her mother was born in San Jose....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Mother]

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What Makes A Woman?

- On the list of things you must accomplish to truly be happy in this world finding the one person that you see as a potential soul mate is usually the most important. Due to lack of support or teaching from older family members there are individuals who simply can not treat their significant other properly. When a man truly loves a woman he seeks to be better than any competition he may have in the eyes of his possible relationship partner. The amount of effort a man can put into this task is extraordinary....   [tags: Love, Woman, Interpersonal relationship]

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Should The Woman Fail At Coping?

- A young girl growing up in 21st century America has a much better chance of achieving a high-paying, high-prestige, management level job than most all of her predecessors in the early, middle and late 20th century. Despite this, however, women who have such a position, depending on the field of course, are likely to find themselves as the token woman among men, which puts her in a tricky position (Conley 311). A woman that asserts herself in a way seen as “masculine” would likely be negatively received by her male counterparts, making her job harder than it would be without such pressures (Conley 311)....   [tags: Gender, Female, Self-esteem, Woman]

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The Rise Of A New Woman

- The rise of a new woman, contrasting and disregarding the stereotypical contraints, created a moral panic around many, in particular the men in Britian during the 1950s. The media played an important role in shaping 1950s British society by reinforceing the idealistic image of the domestic Goddess that women were expected to aspire to be. Advertisements were often shown praising new technology that aided women in becoming the perfect housewife and slogans that focussed on pleasing men or encouraging husbands to purchase the products, such as 'she 'll be happier with a Hoover '....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, Female]

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Women Is A Man Or Woman?

- ... When comparing men to women off the bat you can see one difference in their physical figure. Men have much more strength then women do. It’s more common to see a woman in a domestic relationship then it is to see a man in one but men can still be victims of a domestic relationship. Decades ago men were held as a superior to women, making it believed that men were more valuable in a society then women were. Even though women and men are supposed to be treated equal now there is still that feeling were men are held at a higher level....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Transgender]

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Women As A Woman Of Society

- ... In the first stanza of this poem, the speaker uses imagery in order to help readers connect with the beauty and delicacy of spring flowers. In the second stanza, she calls to attention the fact that the spring flowers are dying and, to experience the beauty again, one will have to wait until next spring to enjoy them. In the third stanza, the poem’s focus changes from nature to humanity and asserts that as people age and begins to take part in, “tyrant passion, and corrosive care” (Line 11), youth becomes wasted....   [tags: Feminism, Woman, Gender, 18th century]

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The Ideal Image Of A Woman

- ... A majority of the models in the advertisements are petite; advertisers are making people who are already small even smaller than what they are revealing to others. The models who work in advertising even mentions how they even feel depress about their appearance and how it is a lot of work to live up to what society pictures models to be. If models are not even the ideal image of a woman, how do they expect the average woman to try and accomplish this image. Most women are already self-conscious about their physique and tend to question their role in society....   [tags: Woman, Female, Girl, Sexual objectification]

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The Issue Of The American Woman

- ... Under the cake topper is a white pin with a red Venus symbol with a fist in the center. This was a symbol of the Anarchist feminist movement. Under the pin is a blue two-door toy car. Some other elements in the face are a world keychain, a red pot, a wooden chair, money, lipstick, hair curlers and pink pearls. There are also books with the names of “Hesse”, “Everyday Macrobiotic Cookbook” and “The Portrait of a Lady”. At the bottom of the face is another white pin. This one has the words “Catalyst for Change” and “Shirley Chisholm for President”....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Computer]

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The Burden Of Being A Woman

- ... What if you had said no to marriage. What if you had a career, a brilliant career at that. Why are we still constantly raising girls to be conventional. Your only goal as a parent should be to give your children a past they do not have to recover from when they are old enough so why do we give them a baby and bottle to play with at the age of two, why must we as a whole be so misogynistic. Your children are going to look back upon you and your parenting and wish they had guidance and someone to push them through the barriers of modern society....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, 20th century]

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An Unsuitable Job For A Woman

- An Unsuitable Job For A Women The novel An Unsuitable Job For A Woman by P. D. James tells the story of Cordelia Gray, a female detective who is sent on a case to find out the reason why a renowned scientist’s son has killed himself. Through the story we see twists and turns and we uncover a shocking secret behind the murder of Mark Callender. The topics that will be discussed are the crime that occurred and how Cordelia solved the murder. Why Cordelia had covered up a second murder and what are the implications to her actions; finally, how her society, profession, and solution connect to the title given to the book....   [tags: Murder, Homicide, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman]

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Double Standards For A Woman

- ... It is as if men get a pat on the back and praised for their sinful pleasures. If circumstances are reversed, then that woman, whoever she may be, has to witness the defamation of her own character. A great example of this would be one of the most popular books in the 1850’s The Scarlett Letter. The infamous, Mr. Nathaniel Hawthorne, is the author of the novel. Hester Prynne is the leading character in the story, and she is a young woman who too had to watch the defamation of her character in the state of hopelessness as well....   [tags: Female, Woman, Gender, The Scarlet Letter]

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Anne Hutchinson : A Woman

- ... Women had no chance for a voice in anything. There was no right to vote and no questions after the sermon was done in Church. Women were expected to get married, take care of the husband and home, and bear children and raise a family. For Anne Hutchinson, however, growing up with a father that was defiant of the law and what was stated, had planted a seed in this young woman’s soul. She had many views and thoughts and only wanted to share them with other people. After starting a family and doing her womanly duties, Anne started a meeting with other women of the town to give her voice about what God has laid upon her and spoken to her....   [tags: Woman, Women's suffrage, Women, Female]

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Women Of The New Woman

- ... Following the first world war, Germany as a whole was left severely in debt and with extreme inflation. In Berlin, “a flourishing black market grew up, which only increased public anger and exacerbated social tensions” (Colin 29). Throughout Germany’s history, there has been a large economic divide between the rich and the poor since 1895 leading to pre existing, comparatively to the book, social tensions (Colin 83). Inflation was also a major issue in this era that there were even a 5 million mark bill (Colin 94)....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, Prostitution]

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The Woman Of All Ages

- Although many women have internalized the sexism of the world they live in, not many realize that it may impact their lives in some way or form. Nia Rhoney is a fellow classmate and great friend who now attends Clemson University. I selected Nia because she was not your average girl. Her views on the world are nonchalant and she does not take on the conformities that are expected of a regular teenage girl. Destinee Green is my first cousin. She is a very educated individual who is involved tremendously in the community which has allowed her to become a lively, well-rounded person....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Women's suffrage, Woman]

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Nanny : A Black Woman

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What Is The Perfect Woman?

- ... Females are taught at a young age to love girly colors, to play with dolls and to love princess. While males are taught, to play with trucks, play in the dirt and play sports. These gender roles follow us in do adult hood. It is not only females that have certain roles that need to be fulfilled. A guy must be strong, masculine, and show no emotion. Boys learn that at young age well. In the documentary, a young boy talked about he was bullied because he showed his emotions, and the other kids, did like that....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Gender role]

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Sorrowful Events in a Tragedy in Oedipus the King and Death of a Salesman

- The Dictionary defines a tragedy as “any literary composition, as a novel, dealing with a somber theme carried to a tragic conclusion”. I would have to expand to say that I believe a tragedy is more of a dignified style of writing that seriously expresses sorrowful or terrible events as they relate to the sometimes heroic individual (the protagonist) of a story. Tragedy as a whole seems to probe the role of mankind in the universe. It plays to the questions of humanity, such as will mankind forever be torn between the forces of good and evil....   [tags: suffer, relatiotioship, somber theme]

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The Pregnancy Of A Woman 's Life

- ... Early in the novel readers are introduced to Turtle, an unwanted child. Turtle can be a representation of the female world and the multifaceted problems it has to deal with, one in which sadly, no one cares. “This baby’s got no papers. There isn’t nobody knows it’s alive, or cares. Nobody that matters, like the police or nothing like that (The Bean Trees 20). She has no papers, although she is sad to have been born in America. She, like the women described in Simone De Beauvoir book, The Second Sex, have been condemned to, or completely veiled in silence, and passivity (NATC 2010)....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class, Woman]

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What Makes A Woman?

- ... Everyone has different levels of intellect, regardless of sex. There may be things that men do slightly better and some things that women do slightly better. The hypothalamus regulates female and male reproductive behavior. It connects to the master endocrine gland, the pituitary (Kimura, 2005). In male rats it has been found that the hypothalamus is visibly larger than in females and the size difference is under hormone control. Some studies have also shown that sexual orientation and gender identity has been related to anatomical variation in the hypothalamus (Kimura, 2005)....   [tags: Gender, Female, Woman, Gender role]

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White, Middle Class Woman

- The Expectations and Exceptions of a Twenty-Something, White, Middle Class Woman in a changing society: I roll out of my dorm bed, which sits within the parameters of a public state university. I stumble over my white, fluffy, Target brand area rug to my kureig coffee brewer. I pop in a Starbucks ‘K-cup.’ I scroll through various social media as the machine groans to life. I don’t have to worry about where my next meal will come from, or if my water is clean, or if my family members are safe. Mostly, I stress about split ends, being on time for class and my career prospects at the end of my college education....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role, Woman]

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Lysistrat An Athenian Woman

- Women have been seen as sexual creatures since the dawn of man. The woman has the role of reproduction, and this job alone makes her a vulnerable creature. Throughout history, males have placed themselves in higher positions than their female counterparts. The typical role of the woman has always been to produce children and tend to the home. Aristophanes’ Lysistrata portrays women that have taken control of their sexuality in order to use it against men of power. The real Ancient Greek woman had no power whatsoever over her own sexuality, since she was inferior to men in all aspects....   [tags: Marriage, Gender, Gender role, Woman]

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The Role Of Being A Woman

- In her life, Hazel Morse falls into the enticing role of being a woman. She realizes that the attention of men made her who she was and that was all she needed in her life. Eventually the high of being praised and loved by many wears off. She then wants to give up what she made herself to be, a good sport, but it turns out to be a battle, a battle that she thinks she can handle and endure through men, getting drunk, and even death. Hazel struggles with the role of being a woman throughout the short story which influences her to turn to death and alcoholism to ultimately escape this burden that is placed upon her by men....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Human, Alcoholic beverage]

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The Woman Born : Motherhood As Experience And Institution

- In Adrienne Rich’s book “Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution,” where Rich illustrates her own life experience as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother she states, “We need to imagine a world in which every woman is the presiding genius of her own body. In such a world women will truly create new life, bringing forth not only children if and as we choose but the visions, and the thinking, necessary to sustain, console and alter human existence-a new relationship to the universe” (Rich, Adrienne)....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Family]

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The Myth Of The Latin Woman

- What defines an individual. Or better yet, who defines those individuals. It is the hypocritical thing we know as society. Pressure is put on civilians in effort to have them all conform to certain preconceived social roles. This meaning the members of the population must do or act how they are expected to or only achieve particular goals in life. The reasons for this conformity include things such as cultural expectations, athletics, and sexism. All of which cannot single handedly define a unique human being....   [tags: Judith Ortiz Cofer, Woman, Expected value]

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A Woman 's Worth By Indu Sundaresan

- A Woman’s Worth When one speaks of women’s issues, the general reaction is that of frustration. It seems that the 21st century general society is already tired of hearing about the issues that women face even when approximately half the world’s population is female (UNPD, 2002). In Indu Sundaresan’s The Twentieth Wife, the topic pervasive of gender inequality is explored through Mehrunnisa’s life experiences. Mehrunnisa’s story gives insight into the situation and social status of women in 16th century India....   [tags: Gender, Marriage, Woman, Wife]

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A Woman 's Struggle By Tillie Olsen

- A Woman’s Struggle to Be “I Stand Here Ironing”, is a short story, written by Tillie Olsen in which the author is able to engage the reader to the plight of a mother who is suffering from depression. It is through the mother’s narration of the story that the reader is pulled into the life of a middle aged woman during the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. The first-person narrative technique permits the development of a very personal interior monologue and the examination of an entire lifetime of events....   [tags: Woman, Family, Narrative, Parent]

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What It 's Like Being A Woman

- ... In her essay, “The Myth of the Latin Woman,” Ortiz Cofer goes through her experiences with stereotypes she has had to deal with in the past. She says “My personal goal in my public life is to try to replace the old pervasive stereotypes and myths about Latinas with a much more interesting set of realities” and that is what she strives to emphasize in her work (Ortiz Cofer 207). “The Myth of the Latin Woman” is an eye-opener to the exclusions not just Hispanics face but women as well. The difficulty with being a female writer, to Judith Ortiz Cofer was that she did not have the support from her peers as she wish she did....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Literature, Fiction]

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Deborah Tannen 's There Is No Unmarked Woman

- Women: Marked or Unmarked. Deborah Tannen’s essay, “There Is No Unmarked Woman”, explores the idea of “marked” and “unmarked” words, styles, titles, and how females have no ability to choose an unmarked position in life. She posits that “The unmarked forms of most English words also convey ‘male’” (88). Tannen is incorrect in her premises because females are able to choose unmarked hair and clothing styles, men are marked just as often as women, and many unmarked forms of words no longer convey “male.” In her essay, Tannen analyzes how the actions that women make will mark them in some way....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Male]

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A Woman 's Marriage By Kate Chopin

- ... The conjugal "genital act" may have been the best medicine in preventing hysteria and maintaining general health, but only when dispensed in exactly the right dosage. Too much or too little could also unleash fatal female instincts, making marriage not the cure to a woman 's debauchery, past or future, but rather the gateway. Thus, while for men marriage itself seemed to offer enough of a cure for unregulated passion, for women another layer of surveillance was needed: enter the husband, dispenser and moderator of pleasure and passion....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Woman]

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