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The Role of Women in England’s Medieval Feudal System

- Life in Medieval Europe was governed by the Pyramid-shaped Feudal System. The operation of this system consisted of the lowest peasants at the base and the highest lords at the top. One good thing about the feudal system was that it was possible for everyone to move up in rank. However, it was much harder to women. (Feudalism Pyramid) Women’s standing in this pyramid were determined by the male in her life, whether it be a husband, father, or brother. Yet, no matter what their standing may be, women were not seen in a positive light or valued....   [tags: British history, women's role]

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Role of Women in Sir Gawain and The Green Knight and The Wife of Bath’s Tale

- In the Middle Ages, the roles of women became less restricted and confined and women became more opinionated and vocal. Sir Gawain and The Green Knight presents Lady Bertilak, the wife of Sir Bertilak, as a woman who seems to possess some supernatural powers who seduces Sir Gawain, and Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath Prologue and Tale, present women who are determined to have power and gain sovereignty over the men in their lives. The female characters are very openly sensual and honest about their wants and desires....   [tags: Role of Women in Middle Ages]

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Important Role of Women in Homer's Odyssey

-   For the Greeks, Homer's Odyssey was much more than just an entertaining tale of gods, monsters, and men, it served as cultural paradigm from which every important role and relationship could be defined.  This book, much more so than its counter part The Iliad, gives an eclectic view of the Achean's peacetime civilization.  Through Odyssey, we gain an understanding of what is proper or improper in relationships between father and son, god and mortal, servant and master, guest and host, and--importantly--man and woman.  Women play a vital role in the movement of this narrative.  Unlike in The Iliad, where they are chiefly prizes to be won, bereft of identity, the women of Odyssey are unique...   [tags: The Role of Women in The Odyssey]

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Role of Women Between the 11th and 15th centuries.

- The role of women in learning and education underwent a gradual change in the Afro-Eurasian world and the Americas between the 11th and 15th centuries. As societies in Africa, Middle East, India, China, Europe, and America grew more complex they created new rights and new restrictions for women. In all regions of the world but the Middle East, society allowed women to maintain education in order to support themselves and their occupations. Women slaves in the Middle East were, however, prized on their intelligence....   [tags: Role of Women Essays]

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Gender Roles And Women 's Role And Culture

- Since the beginning of time, the perception of gender roles had always been a part of everyday life. In society today, gender role is viewed as a “set of societal norms [that dictate] what types of behavior are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable” [Wikipedia] based on somebody’s perceived or born gender. In the nineteenth century, a movement has abrupt that is the “advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men” [Google] known as feminism.Within America and Vietnam in the nineteenth and twenty-first century, gender role is not viewed as universal, but each country has a different set of behavior, belief, norm, and value wh...   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Women's rights]

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Role of Women in Early Republic

- The role of women in the Early Republic is a topic mostly overlooked by historians when dealing with this era of American history. The triumphs of the Revolution and the early events of the new nation were done solely by men. However, women had their own political societies and even participated in the Revolution. Women's roles began to take a major turn after the war with Great Britain. This was due in part to their involvement in the war and female patriotism. Others believed it was due to the easier access to formal education for young women....   [tags: Historians, American History, Women]

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The Emerging Role of Women in Technology

- In households throughout the world, it is not uncommon to see a woman taking on the role of homemaker solely. However, more and more often, the idea of women working outside of the home is becoming a reality. Particularly, women are filling a vital role in the emerging technology fields. The duties of female workers are aiding in the progress of technology, right along with their male counterparts, because the once invisible intellectual ability of women is finally being utilized. Throughout history, select women have emerged in the technology fields....   [tags: Women, Working, Home, Careers, Technology]

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Role Of Women During The Kitchen

- Research Paper Cooking can be primarily related to gender identity. In the past, women were expected to know how to cook and prepare meals for their household. Nowadays, gender roles have shifted. The kitchen becomes a place that employs ideologies about feminine and masculine traits (Swenson 37). In Mexico, women continue to face gender bias; they are under the social pressure of having to perform the society’s standards for women in the household such as being a domestic cooker. In this paper, I am going to address the role of women and men in the kitchen and analyze how the kitchen has helped in defining gender roles, especially in Mexico....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Masculinity, Gender identity]

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The Changing Role of Women

- Today, women are an integral part of all organizations, and contribute to the world just as much as men. Many of the most influential women throughout history are Americans; however, these women have had to fight against society, and struggle against the odds in order to gain the freedom and power they have today. There have been many events which have helped to aid them in their progression, and one of the biggest was World War II. American women played very important roles in World War II, and thus the war played a major part in advancing their empowerment....   [tags: Organizations, Men, Women, Equality, Gender]

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A Role of the Women

- The Role of a Woman In a Raisin in the Sun is a play about a family that lives on the South side of Chicago, a section of the city Hansberry once described as “ a place apart”, where “ each piece of our living is a protest “. After the death of Walter Young (Big Walter), his wife, Lena (Mama), is the beneficiary of a $10,000 insurance policy. The money will be used to provide for the family’s future. Race, race relation and big Walter’s insurance money supply the thematic context for Hansberry’s play; but the Younger family is, essentially, searching for its place within American society....   [tags: Literary Analysis, A Raisin In the Sun]

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The Role of Women

- Powerful. Yet full of temptation. The women in the Epic of Gilgamesh were powerful because of the knowledge they had. They might not have ruled in Mesopotamia, but they knew their place and they knew their knowledge was useful to others. Throughout this epic, there are women who get power from their body and ability to seduce men, women who are goddesses and have the right connections, and women who are merely just house wives with essential information given at the right moments. Even though the role of women in Ancient Mesopotamia society is lesser then the role of men, the response from women is more powerful and wise....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh, power, wisdom, love]

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Social role of women

- The social role and stature of women has been an eternal topic. In an age when the images of women were expected to be associated with marriage, motherhood, and domestic matters, few Americans could have thought of a young woman from an upper-middle class family would pursue professional study of art in Europe in the late nineteenth century. Yet, praises and critics both fall on the young artist, Mary Cassatt (1844 - 1926). In this paper, I will show how two historians contrast about the their views of this feminine artist, as well as their methodological approaches....   [tags: mary cassat, impressionism, women image]

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Role of Women in "Kiss of the Fur Queen"

- I will begin with the role of women in Kiss of the Fur Queen. There are two distinct classes of women in the novel, the women of the city and the women of Northern Manitoba. The women of the city are without a cultural safety net and are in danger nearly every night. Women of Northern Manitoba are in between cultures, having their traditional ways coupled with Catholic Church teachings. When an individual belongs to two different disadvantaged classes, the risk of abuse and discrimination multiplies....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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The Changing Role of Women in Ancient Civilizations

- Henrik Ibsen once said, “A woman cannot be herself in the society of the present day, which is an exclusively masculine society, with laws framed by men and with a judicial system that judges feminine conduct from a masculine point of view.”(Notable Quotes) Ibsen’s statement exemplifies what life was like for women during ancient times. In many of the organized ancient civilizations, it was very common to find a primarily patriarchal civilization in government as well as in society. The causing factors can be attributed to different reasons, the main being the Neolithic Revolution and the new found dependence on manpower it caused....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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The Role of Women After the American Revolution

- The American Revolution, which happened during the last half of the eighteenth century, reshaped many aspects of life in America. The desire of the Founding Fathers to make America a republic played a very significant part in changing the role of women after the Revolution. The role of women as wives became more important as an emphasis on virtue was established; women were encouraged to find virtuous husbands and utilize their seductive nature to keep men virtuous. The roles of women as mothers also became more important in the republic, as patriarchy loosened and mothers were depended on to educate their children in the republican way....   [tags: Women's Rights After Revolution]

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Presentation Of Gender Role Of Women

- Male Domination. : Presentation of Gender Role in Various Literary Works. Who run the world. Females live in a world that highly favors male dominance where women have to be submissive to a man. Even in the bible God said to the woman, "I will increase your pain and your labor when you give birth to children. Yet, you will long for your husband, and he will rule you” (Good news Bible: the Bible in Today 's English version, Gen. 3.16). In numerous literary works the author’s presentation of gender roles is masculine dominated....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Man]

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The Role of Women in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

- Throughout Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi displays the vital role that the women around her have in developing her character and becoming the woman she is today. Women such as her mother, her grandmother, her school teachers, the maid, the neighbors, and even the guardians of the revolution influenced Marjane and caused her to develop into an independent, educated, and ambitious woman. Throughout the novel, Marjane never completely conforms or lets go of her roots, this is primarily due to the women who have influenced her....   [tags: Muslim Women, Influence]

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The Role of Women in Post-independent Africa

- Matsumoto (2001) states in virtually all human groups, women have greater responsibility for domestic activities, while men have greater responsibility for external activities (pg. 197). Therefore under such conditional thinking, one would naturally assume the male to have more of a presence in the household than the woman. Gender roles, sex role ideology, and gender stereotypes represent the way culture displays its belief in what they considered appropriate behavior from both male and female. Socialization agents are factors within our culture that not only affects us as individuals, but the society in which we reside; sources from which we learn about ourselves and our culture....   [tags: article analysis, women, polygamy]

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Role of Women in Homeric Greek Society

- Including both Homer’s works, the Odyssey and Iliad, he echoes his cultures conception of women as being either helpers of men or hindrances or restraints to them, however essentially insubstantial in their own right. Yet the only exceptions to this rule are immortals such as Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, who function by a different set of guidelines because they are goddesses. For instance, they are allowed to have more independence then flesh- and-blood women because they are already symbols of some random abstract virtue or perhaps a principle, or beauty, and therefore they instantly have their own role to fill....   [tags: women, greece, gender, Homer,]

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Role of Women in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

- William Shakespeare incorporates many themes and ideas into his play, Hamlet. Of the multiple important ideas, one potentially overlooked is the role of women. Only two of the characters in the play are female. Their lines are scarce, but hold huge importance in relation to the progression and plot of the play. Ophelia, the implied lover of Prince Hamlet, and Queen Gertrude, his mother, do not appear significant, but their actions and characters allow for other events to unfold. Gertrude and Ophelia are manipulated and belittled....   [tags: integral, female, roles, women]

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The Role Of Women During The 20th Century

- In the twentieth century, the role of women in Africa began to change tremendously as Europeans dominated the countries within. Colonialism had taken root of Africa, starting a war that required the support of women. Colonialism had changed the traditions of Africa, by changing women’s roles in society because of the war. Women stepped out of their domestic roles and helped the liberation and nationalist movement fight a war politically, economically, and socially. For a very long time, Africa has been controlled by foreign powers, the Europeans....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Africa, Transgender]

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A Woman 's Worth : The Role Of Women

- A Woman’s Worth: The Role of Women in Beowulf Throughout time and across many cultures, women have had the lowest status in society. In a patriarchal world, women have consistently been viewed as weaker and inferior to men. As a result, it is no surprise that men have found themselves in places of power and admiration. However, this does not mean that society completely neglects the impact of women; in Greek lore, women take on passive yet important roles, weaving the destinies and doom of many men and earning themselves a reputation as banes of manipulation and deception....   [tags: Beowulf, Gender, Gender role, Woman]

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Women Spies in the American Civil War

- With over a half million deaths the most gruesome war in American history drove citizens to action. The suffering during this era was so great many were inspired by nationalism to act. For those who were unable to join the fight upon the battlefield, espionage represented a chance for personal involvement. Although it is believed that many agents never sought recognition for their service, especially Confederate scouts, documentation depicts the espionage present during the American Civil War to be surprisingly sophisticated....   [tags: role of women]

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The Role of Women

- The roles of women have altered our lives substantially from the beginning of time. Take the example of Eve in the Garden of Eden. If the theory is true that our existence relies completely on a God who created us, then had Eve not eaten the forbidden fruit, humanity would not have been born apart from the only two people on Earth. As part of my research, I took the liberty of interviewing a woman whom I have grown dearly close. I first met Ann when I was a little girl near the age of four just after I had discovered my love of ice skating....   [tags: rights, ice skating, coaching, reputation]

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The Role of Women in Indian Life

- Women were important in Indian Life, because they kept the group going, they kept them in food, not by hunting, but when the men come back they prepare the meat, and make it edible and preserve it for weeks to come. Whether the band will starve or not is down to the women. If the tribe needs to pack up and leave, it’s down to the women to do it quick and efficiently, and it’s up to them to carry it. When the men are out hunting the women have to collect sticks to hang the skins off it, so it can dry out to be used for tipis, for coats and saddles....   [tags: women, indian, native americans, feminism, gender,]

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Little Women Big Minds : The Role Of Women

- Little Women Big Minds: The Role of Women in 19th Century America For over 300 years women in the United States have been trying to rewrite their roles in society. From Abigail Adams to Hillary Clinton women throughout American history have fought to break down the barriers set before them in order to gain equal rights. During the 19th century, Louisa May Alcott dedicated her life’s work to such issues. In her classic fictional novel, Little Women, Louisa May Alcott uses the literary devices of self-insertion, setting, and specific characterization to analyze the position of women in society....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Orchard House]

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The Role of Women in America

- The Role of Women in America In her essay, “Housewives and Homework: The Lacemakers of Narsapur,” Chandra Talpade Mohanty focused on how men sold products that women produced and profited from women’s work. The essay basically pointed out how work can be defined according to sexual identity. It made me wonder if American women are still perceived by men in society as being housewives even though some of us are doctors, lawyers, teachers etc. Is the work that women do seen as what Mohanty pointed out in her essay as “leisure time activities”....   [tags: Women's Studies]

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The Role of Women in the 17th Century

- In 17th century Euro-America Puritan society believed that men played a patriarchal role upon women, and that this role was instituted by God and nature. The seniority of men over women lay within both the household and the public sphere. The household, immediate family living in the same dwelling was subject to the male as head figure of the house. The public sphere also known as the social life within the Puritan community consisted of two echelons. These echelons consisted of formal and informal public....   [tags: Puritan Society, Government Ties]

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The Role of Women in Ancient Societies

- The role of women in ancient societies Throughout ancient history the role of women in their respective societies has been varied from culture to culture. Some cultures viewed women as equals. Others viewed women as inferior. I will explore the roles these women played in ancient society. Some of our earliest know ancestors were people know as hunter/gatherers. These individuals were constantly on the move in search of food and supplies. Because of this nomadic lifestyle, each person played an equally vital role in survival, regardless of sex....   [tags: Equality, Gender]

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Tocqueville on the Role of Women in Society

- Introduction The belief of Tocqueville that women plays a critical role in societal shaping cannot be separated from his emphasis on the importance for good values and mores to maintain and achieve social prosperity and stability, especially in a democracy. According to Tocqueville, the term mores referred to the various notions that men possessed the different opinions, and the total ideas that shape the mental habits. In the estimation of Tocqueville, mores forms one of the large general causes that are responsible for the democratic republic maintenance in the United States....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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The Role of Women in The Epic of Gilgamesh

- The story starts off with Gilgamesh, the King of Uruk, who is one third man and two thirds god. This story is about a man's quest for immortality in addition to the importance of boundaries between the realms of animal, man and gods. Women symbolize the importance of locative boundaries in the text. These boundaries are set by the harlot Shamhat, Ishtar, Siduri, the tavern keeper, Ninsun and Utanapishtim's wife. By giving women this role of wisdom and boundary enforcement, The Epic of Gilgamesh reflects how Mesopotamian society actually valued women....   [tags: Foster, Literary Analysis]

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The Role Of Women Since The Enlightenment

- The Role of Women since the Enlightenment: Is there still a need for Growth. The age of Enlightenment is by far one of the most important stages in the development of modern thought. In Europe, the Enlightenment produced a diverse collection of thoughts. Social interaction among well-educated intellectuals, primarily male, pondering the plight of the individual increased. Furthermore, centuries of traditional thought in the domains of religion, education, politics, and gender roles were now subject to scrutiny and assessment....   [tags: Political philosophy, Jean-Jacques Rousseau]

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The Role of Women in the Military

- The Role of Women in the Military Women have always played significant parts in the United States military throughout the years; even though in the early years they where not allowed to enlist, they still performed certain duties that was vital to the military. However the roles that women have played have often been limited to certain duties. Women in the past where limited in what they where allowed to do, but more and more opportunities are opening for them as times change and women continue to fight for equal rights....   [tags: equal rights, exclusion laws]

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The Role of Women in the Development of a Nation

- The contribution of women in the development of a nation has often been neglected. Especially in developing countries, seldom do we see women entrepreneurs who make an impact on the country’s economy and who contribute to the building of the nation. The present study is carried out with an intention to bring out the significant contribution of women entrepreneurs in India. The aim of the study is to emphasize the extensive outcomes of collective efforts of women force in India. The role of Chanda Kochchar in banking sector is considered as a case study for the present article....   [tags: india, chanda kochchar, banking sector]

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The Role of Women in Richard II

- The Role of Women in Richard II Throughout the historical literary periods, many writers underrepresented and undervalued the role of women in society, even more, they did not choose to yield the benefits of the numerous uses of the female character concerning the roles which women could accomplish as plot devices and literary tools. William Shakespeare was one playwright who found several uses for female characters in his works. Despite the fact that in Shakespeare's history play, Richard II, he did not use women in order to implement the facts regarding the historical events....   [tags: widow, mother, wife, queen, domestic, emotion]

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Role of Women in Business in Afghanistan

- Years of war, lack of security and traditional believes have decreased Afghan women’s role in the Afghan Society substantially. The role of women in Afghanistan is very trivial and it is visible specifically in the business environment. The Afghan society doesn’t consent a woman entering the world of business and find her position in this world. It is based on some believes that a woman should stay at home and never speak about business. It is difficult for the Afghan men to accept the idea that a woman can enter and compete in the business world....   [tags: International Business ]

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The Role Of Women During The Reformation

- Marie Dentière and Katherine Schütz Zell teachings established great strides for the role of women to have the power to speak during the Reformation. Both of them clearly inspired their Reformation principles about the priority of Scripture, pursuing the proclamation of the Word of God inclusively and benevolently. They thought of Scripture as the primary means to use their voice alongside that of men. Their authority to speak was biblical. Although, they each are calling out the Church for the justification of women’s role, they both use Scripture to claim their authority....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament]

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Role of Women in the Scientific Revolution

- When most people think of the Scientific Revolution, they think of scientists such as Galileo, Newton, Brahe, and Boyle. However, many people do not even know about the many women who played a vital role in the scientific advancements of this period. Even when these women were alive, most of society either ignored them or publicly disapproved their unladylike behavior. Because of this, these women were often forgotten from history, and very little is known about the majority of them. Although their names rarely appear in history books, the female scientists of the Scientific Revolution still impacted the world of science in several ways....   [tags: female sex, queen christina, medicis]

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The Role of Women in Oedipus Rex

- For centuries women have fought to obtain basic civil rights and today, they are still fighting to obtain equal rights. From the right to vote to their right to birth control, women have always been trying to assert their own independence in order to expand their freedom. While much progress has been made, there is still room for improvement. However, the evolution of women’s rights and the role of women is mirrored in literature and can be used to illustrate the progression throughout history. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex is no different....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Role of Women in The 1920's

- Up until the 1920s, women’s struggle for their right to vote seemed to be a futile one. They had been fighting for their suffrage for a long time, starting numerous women's rights movements and abolitionist activists groups to achieve their goal. “The campaign for women’s suffrage began in earnest in the decades before the Civil War. During the 1820s and 30s, most states had enfranchised almost all white males (“The Fight for Women's Suffrage” ). This sparked women to play a more emphatic role in society....   [tags: Gender Issues]

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The Role Of Women in the Renaissance

- When one talks about the Renaissance, the most common topic is art and architecture. It is true that the Italian Renaissance was marked by some of the greatest and most prolific masters of painting, sculpture and building. It is also true that the era marked the emergence of a great deal more. It was a time of awakening from the intellectual darkness of the medieval order and the emergence of many of the concepts that would form the basis for civilization as it is known today. The era saw the birth of new attitudes concerning the role of man in his relationship to the world and to God....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]

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The Role of Women in Greek Mythology

- Women have given birth to new generations for centuries and have the common stereotype of being caring and gentle. But in the creation myth, women were given to man as a punishment. In the book of collected Greek tales, " Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes", by Edith Hamilton, women take up important roles that shape each story. Although women are usually characterized as being helpful and motherly, Greek mythology, on the other hand, portrays them to cause distress, fear, and anxiety to numerous men....   [tags: mythology, greek myth, Trojan War]

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The Role of Women in Ancient Times

- About 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, toward the end of the final ice age, societies that were most favored by climate and physical geography started to make the evolution from the lengthy period of brutal Old Stone Age, or Paleolithic to a more sustainable and settled way of life relying on agriculture and animal domestication. (Olson, p2) This transition period, or New Stone Age well savagery known as the Neolithic Period, led to raise in population eventually, advancement in the size of societies, and to the emergence of urban life....   [tags: ice age, evolution, domestication]

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The Role of Women in Japan

- Introduction Among the developed countries, Japan is infamous for having the most gender inequality. For example, in 2011, only 43% of women, in Japan, worked in a nonagricultural sector. That same year the United States had 48% of women working in a nonagricultural setting (datatopics.worldbank.org). Even the Japanese acknowledge that men and women are seen in different lights. While the societal differences between Japanese woman are clear, the factors that cause these women to remain within the boundaries set by society and gender roles is harder to understand....   [tags: world politics, Japan]

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The Changes in the Role of Women throughout Different Eras

- The role of women changes tremendously throughout several eras. Women in the Puritan era are restricted to most rights in which men have, while women in the 1920s are more independent and rebellious against communal standing. In the Puritan era, the rights of women are from dreadfully restrictive to none. Puritan women are personified to be women who continually do what they are told, otherwise known as being “the good wife.” Later in the Victorian era, women began to feel imprisoned because they have such limited rights, more freedom than those of the Puritans, however....   [tags: women's rights and liberation]

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The Role of Women in Venezuela

- ... Standards of living declined, women from middle and working class faced increasing financial hardship and had less time to participate in civil society. The fight for women’s rights has taken on a new meaning within the Bolivian Revolution.  The election of Hugo Chávez Frías in 1998, proposed a democracy, in which the rights of citizens are not defined as purely political but instead began on surrounding social justice and equality. Most women looked upon this revolution, to tearing down the formerly rigid and exclusive “democracy”, as the beginning of a new phase in the fight for gender equality.  The focus is changed from legal rights and political power, instead changing the appearan...   [tags: household, services, machismo, rights]

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The Role of Women in Doyle´s A Scandal in Bohemia

- ... This blatant disregard for his wife's feelings illustrates the insignificance that women have in Watson’s life. Watson’s particular standpoint on the significance -- or lack thereof -- of women served to be a common belief among other men during the Victorian era. Along with Watson, the King of Bohemia also displays lack of respect towards women. His concerns regarding the photograph do not center around his future wife learning of his affair and becoming outraged at his dishonest ways, but rather around tarnishing his own image....   [tags: homes, women, subordinate, detective]

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The Chrysalids - Role of Women

- The novel 'The Chrysalids' explains the journey of a young boy, David Strorm, who has telepathic abilities despite living in an anti-mutant society Waknuk. He begins to question and arises doubts as to whether the laws set in Waknuk could be wrong. There are several female characters involved in David's life and through these women we could see that the women in the novel act as bystanders, protectors and are used just for the purpose of 'pure' reproducton. Most women in the novel play the role of bystanders and supporters of their husbands....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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The Role of Women in Literature

- The Role of Women in The Thousand and One Nights, The Ramayana of Valmiki and The Medea Throughout most of the assigned readings in this class, women are portrayed as clever, ruthless, and deceitful individuals that are willing to do whatever it takes in order to get what they desire. With careful calculation and timing they are able to manipulate others into doing things their way and have favor in their eyes. Sometimes they use their craftiness for good and other times for evil, whatever reason they have for such action usually impacting the story and its characters immensely....   [tags: Thousand and One Nights, The Ramayana of Valmiki]

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The Role of Women in Sports

- Sports have long been an important part of society. It was, “at some point lost in the smog of the 19th century, sports went from being officially a bad thing to being a very good thing indeed, virtually a pillar of state.” (Sheed) The world has since become sports obsessed, and for good reason. The triumphs and defeats of a favorite athlete or team can unite families, cities, even whole countries on a level that few other events can. Felisa Rogers claims that a love for football is what brought her and her husband closer together....   [tags: boundaries, overcoming opression]

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The Role of Women in Islam

- In the pre-Islamic Arabian society a family’s honor depended on the honor of its females which led to the belief that the group was vulnerable through the girls and women. Females were seen as a burden and many were the victims of infanticide because they were in need of protection from capture and were seen as a drain on the family’s meager resources. The most common form of ridding the family of an unwanted girl was to “bury her in the dust” which was done while the child was still alive. Once established, Islam condemned this practice and required that “…those who had killed their daughters in the time of the j¬¬¬ahiliyyah make expiation for their heinous act.” The Prophet said, “Whosoe...   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The Role of Women in Peace-Building

- In the undeniable patriarchy of the modern world it could be argued that with an increase in female participation in positions of power and influence there would inherently be an increase in world peace. This statement is multifaceted and riddled with a huge lack of empirical data due to only 20% of the world’s political leaders being female. Though with limited data, it can be seen that gender plays no real influence on how a leader will lead a state, and therefor has no play on whether a leader will be more peaceful....   [tags: international peace, human nature]

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The Underdog Female Role Of Women

- The Underdog Female Role in Austen I plan on writing my final essay on the characterization of the female lead character and more specifically on how the characters and plots from Jane Austen novels have been transitioned into pop culture chick flicks and how the characters have changed in that process. I will examine Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, Bridget Jones’ Diary, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I am interested in determining the transition of the Elizabeth Bennet character archetype through time and the changes in plot that come with that change in character....   [tags: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park]

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The Role of Women in Fuenteovejuna

- Lope de Vega’s play touches upon several key components and ideas that were brought up in many of the other stories read throughout the semester. This included the role of gender and how men and women are viewed differently in the Spaniard town of Fuenteovejuna. Another topic included the importance of family, love, and relationships and their connection on loyalty, trust, and personal beliefs. The last major influence found in other literature and in Fuenteovejuna, were the political and religious references made throughout the play....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Lope de Vega]

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The Role Of Women Has Changed All Through History

- Role of women has changed all through the history in America. Customary gender roles of women back in the days were raising and accommodating the family ;however, now they can accommodate themselves and pick the life they need to live.Hundred years back women didn 't have the privilege to vote ,however now they can vote and work at any workplace they need. Although, couple of things are still comparable between a current women and women hundred years ago,but the distinctions exceeds the likenesses....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Homemaker, Home]

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Transcending The Societal Role Of Women : The Revolution Of Natural Love

- Transcending the Societal Role of Women: The Revolution of Natural Love in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night In William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” a unnatural love triangle unfolds as the leading heroine, Viola, disguises herself as a male to obscure her social class in society in order to find herself without being bound by her gender. While many of Shakespeare’s works elaborate on the traditional and religious understanding of marriage during the 1600s, “Twelfth Night” obscures these traditional motifs by creating a humanistic portrayal of love that blurs not only social class but gender as well....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Gender role, Sociology]

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The Role Of Women During Shakespeare 's Othello

- The role of the women in Othello has exceptionally changed from 1603 to today. Women now have more rights than what they were offered in the 1600s. During the duration of this play, the prominent group of people are the men. The men believe they own women as their property, even the father’s own them. Women not supposed to cheat on men but men may have an unlimited number of mistresses and wives. The women in the play, Desdemona, Bianca, and Emilia, have known of this treatment and even talk of such....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Abuse, Gender role]

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Role of Women in The Middle Ages

-       The history of the Middle Ages is generally known through the recorded accomplishments of wealthy aristocratic men. The rigidly stratified social structure allowed little or no chance for advancement, especially for the very poor. Therefore, the voice of the poverty stricken masses goes unheard or is simply drowned out by the ruling class. However, beyond even the discontented whisper of the poor, another voice without even a breath to push it yearns to be heard. This is a voice that would ultimately help to integrate medieval society and help to establish a more civilized culture in Britain....   [tags: Women in Medieval Society]

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The Role of Women in Beowulf

- The Role of Women in Beowulf Beowulf is an epic tale written over twelve hundred years ago. In the poem, several different female characters are introduced, and each woman possesses detailed and unique characteristics. The women in Beowulf are portrayed as strong individuals, each of whom has a specific role within the poem. Some women are cast as the cup-bearers and gracious hostesses of the mead halls, such as Wealhtheow and Hygd, while others, Grendel's mother, fulfill the role of a monstrous uninvited guest....   [tags: Beowulf Women Females Analysis]

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The Role of Women in Society

- The Role of Women in Society Women are important in our society. Every woman has her own job or duty in this modern society in which men are still the 'strongest gender';. We can´t forget that women´s life is a lot more complicated than a man´s life. A woman has to take care of her own personal life and if she is a mother , she has to take care also about her children´s life too. Marriaged women have lots of worries and believe it or not , they carry out a more stressfull life than marriaged men....   [tags: Women Females Society Essays]

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Role Of Women During The 1920s 's ' The South ' And The Woman '

- Role of Women in the 1930’s in the south And the woman characters in To Kill a Mockingbird How would you feel if you were a Woman that lived in the HARSH 1930’s. Women back then worked for ages and didn’t even get payed a dollar. A women’s life was very hard and some people wanted it to change. Women in the Novel “to kill a Mockingbird” were treated like this every day. Women were expected to come home and do everything like cleaning and making dinner and if they had children take care of them after they finished working....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Abigail Adams, Gender]

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The Role Of Women Of Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis

- The Role of Women in Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis Throughout Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi displays the vital role that the women around her have in developing her character and becoming the woman she is today. Women such as her mother, her grandmother, her school teachers, the maid, the neighbors, and even the guardians of the revolution influenced Marjane and caused her to develop into an independent, educated, and ambitious woman. Throughout the novel, Marjane never completely conforms or lets go of her roots, this is strongly due to the women who have influenced her....   [tags: Woman, Marjane Satrapi, Gender role, Novel]

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Women's Role in Science and Technology

- Women's Role in Science and Technology Women have played an important role in the development of science and technology, but there is an insufficient number of females in those career fields. Technological change has affected the roles of women and gender role ideas. Women without doubt came a long way improving the numbers and increasing the percentages in the workforce of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) but the statistics say the numbers are still less than those of men....   [tags: women scientist, engineering, high education]

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The Media's Role in How Women are Viewed

- Media within our society constantly degrades women and sends negative messages about the ways in which women should be treated; women are becoming objectified in the sense they are viewed as objects with little value. The media, which seems to endlessly show women as sexual objects, has the capability of limiting a woman’s potential and damaging their self worth. More often than not the media depicts the way people go about their daily life. People look at the media to determine how they should dress, act and in some cases even how they should perform sexually....   [tags: Media's Portrayal Of Women]

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The Role of Women in Shakespeare's Tragedies

- The Role of Women in Shakespeare's Tragedies In Shakespeare’s tragedies and his plays in general, we can come across several types of female characters. Their influence with other characters and their purpose or role, often underestimated like women themselves, will be this essay’s main subject. Women in Shakespearean plays have always had important roles, sometimes even the leading role. Whether they create the main conflicts and base of the plays, or bring up interesting moral and cultural questions, they have always been put in challenging situations....   [tags: Tragedy Plays Shakespeare Women Essays]

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Women's Role in Society

- In history the equality line has moved all over the place, and we are currently tiptoeing up to the spot of true equality for women. True equality everyone getting rewarded for their work, and being treated the same as one another for the pure fact of them being human not because they are a man or a woman. Women started off not being equal at all then recently they hit the line were they get the same rights and options as men, but now they are trying to inch pass the line until they get caught....   [tags: Men Oppress Women]

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Women's Role in India

- Are women in India still considered inferior to men. Why is the boy looked upon as the bearer for the family and the girl child shunned. Why are women not given an equal chance of education in order to compete with men. I remember as a girl, growing up in India, my mother was always confined to the home. Her mandatory duties were to care for my brother and I, cook for the entire family, and assume all necessary duties that were expected in our home. She was never able to journey outside the household for any other reasons other than to fulfill her required duties of the home....   [tags: Gender, Women's Rights, Feminism]

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The Role Of Men And Women Within Society

- The question of the role of men and women within society is a significant issue that has been thoroughly debated for a long period of time. Through the publications of Mary Wollstonecraft’s “Of the Pernicious Effects Which Arise from the Unnatural Distinctions Established in Society” and John Stuart Mill’s “The Subjection of Women” demonstrated their ideas about women’s rights, which brought the attention of many philosophers that helped them generate new ideas and aspects of this debate of the role of women and men....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, John Stuart Mill, Transgender]

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The Role Of Women 's Body On The Music And Pornographic Industry

- Today, the body plays a significant role in the lives of both male and female. Similarly, Foucault treats the body as if it were one. That is, “the disciplinary practices Foucault describes are tied to peculiarly modern forms of the army, the school, the hospital, the prison, and the manufactory: the aim of these disciplines is to increase the utility of the body, to augment its forces” (Bartky 2014, 93). Considering this, one can draw a conclusion from the importance of gender roles in today’s society....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Barbie, Sociology]

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The Intellectual Role of Women in the 20th Century

- The Intellectual Role of Women in the 20th Century During late nineteenth century women were considered inferior and had fewer rights than men. The only two roles expected of her were to be a wife or a mother. Women could not own a property on their name at that time. Divorce laws and custody of children were mainly in favor of men. Women were restrained from going to universities and professional schools. In addition to the educational limitations, women challenged gender stereotypes from the scientists and philosophers....   [tags: gender stereotypes, vulnerability, poverty]

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Contributions of Women Abolitionists

- The Abolitionist Movement transformed the role of women in American History. Prior to the abolitionist movement, women were viewed as invisible icons in society. A typical woman would only be responsible for motherhood duties, cleaning, and preparing food. While many women agreed with this, others did not. The desire to be heard and treated equally was something numerous women shared. Astonishing women like, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Grimke sisters became prominent leaders in the abolitionist movement and made a pathway in history by initiating speeches, participating in female politics and supporting their personal opinions of women’s rights through religious doctrines....   [tags: the role of women in American History]

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The Changing Role of Women in Thai Society

- For half past centuries, women in various cultures, including Thai, suffered from being treated unfairly and unequally. Their role and position were subservient and controlled by their fathers, brothers and husbands. They could not make any important decisions or even run the families equally. Society was convinced that women were not capable of performing any work outside of home. Thus, they were not allowed or expect to do anything except performing day-to-day tasks such as taking care of their children, preparing food for their husbands and family members and washing clothes....   [tags: culture]

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A New Role for Women in The Great Gatsby

- Throughout history, women have had to overcome many setbacks. They have gone through a lot of mistreatment in the process of changing the idea of how a woman should dress, act, and participate in activities outside of the home. The role of women changed drastically in the 1920s. This change presented women with new freedoms in the workforce, at home, and in fashion. Women who took advantage of the new opportunities and independence in the 1920s are known as flappers. The flapper lifestyle is seen most clearly through Jordan Baker, a professional golfer and friend of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Literary Analysis]

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Role of Women in Ancient Roman Society

- Introduction: The role of women in ancient Rome is not easily categorized; in some ways they were treated better than women in ancient Greece, but in other matters they were only allowed a very modest degree of rights and privileges. One thing that does seem clear is that as the city-state of Rome evolved from its early days into a more complex society; women were not always limited to secondary roles. In some areas of Roman society, women were allowed more freedoms than in many other ancient civilizations....   [tags: History / Feminism]

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The Role Of Women During The Greek Society

- The role of women in society is often debated. In many ancient cultures, women were not granted the same rights that men had. When it comes to Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, women had very similar roles yet vastly different influences on society. The myths of these cultures helps us to see exactly what those differences are. This paper will examine the role and perceptions of women in Greek society and Roman society as exemplified by the mythology that guided these societies. In Greek society, if a woman was raped she was blamed and socially punished....   [tags: Greek mythology, Trojan War, Ancient Rome]

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The Role of Women in The Rape of the Lock

- On the surface, The Rape of the Lock is a retelling of an episode that caused a feud between two families in the form of an epic. One might believe that in his version, Alexander Pope portrayed the women of the story as shallow, vain little girls, however on a deeper level the women are crucial to the story. Aside from not being as helpless as they appear, each woman possesses a different kind of power that contributes to their character greatly. Rather than being the conceited and shallow figures expected of the time period, the women in The Rape of the Lock posses more power than meets the eye....   [tags: Alexander Pope, poem analysis]

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The Role of Women during the Industrial Revolution

- ... (Goldfield, 324) Since there was no more use for farms in the Northern states, women were choosing to have fewer children since they would become an economic burden other than an economic asset since there was no farm to work on. (Goldfield, 324) Women were seen fit to just follow the morals religion taught and to share them with their children. At this time, women were thought to follow in a “cult of domesticity” (Goldfield, 324). This was the idea that “Women, by virtue of their sex, should stay home as the moral guardians of family life” (Goldfield, G-3) although this idea about women was misleading, it helped them to begin their step towards change....   [tags: say, suffrage, men, classes]

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The Role of Women in Western Europe and Japan

- Women in Western Europe and Japan had similar and different roles religiously, politically, and economically. Religiously, women in Western Europe and Japan had some religious roles and had female religious leaders. Women in Western Europe were better off religiously, partly due to the ability to become a nun and take part in religious services, while women in Japan could not. Over time, women in Japan lost most of their religious rights, and ability to partake in ceremonies. In both areas, the women had few political roles and could not be in the bureaucracy....   [tags: religious, political, rights]

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Hollywood: What is the Role of Women in Films

- American film has always had female role models present within them. They have not had the title of “hero”, but they have always been role models. Women have been depicted as strong willed and minded characters since the early 1970s. The women that will spoke about in this argument will prove that women have been “heroes” all along they have just never had that title till now. Women have been saving lives, men, and worlds for decades. Women of film have never been considered heroes due to the meaning of a hero....   [tags: american films, hero, hollywood]

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The Indispensable Role of Women in Colonization and Settlement

- What is a new world if can not expand it. It is nothing. According to the Records of Virginia Company of London, early Virginia lacked one essential element of English society and that was a stable family life1. But for the English society to have stable family life, they need women to form these families to have stable family life. In early US history, men played a major role in developing the colonies in America, but the women expanded the colonies by giving birth to the future Americans. Women played a major role in early US history; even though, they might not think so....   [tags: US History]

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