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Analysis of The Stepford Wives

- Analysis of The Stepford Wives Mildly diverting is about the best that can be said for The Stepford Wives, a remake so pointless it could be about as entertaining as daytime tv.. Adapted from Ira Levin’s chilling novel as a comedy, as opposed to the nifty 70’s thriller which made the title a household phrase, the makers have missed out one crucial ingredient: Laughs. Nicole Kidman (Moulin rouge, practical magic) plays Joanna, a burnt-out TV executive who gets fired from her job and is driven to the 50’s suburb of stepford, where rich, style-free, god awful men live with impossibly beautiful and servile women....   [tags: The Stepford Wives Movies Film Essays]

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Degraded Role of Women in The Merry Wives of Windsor

- Degraded Role of Women in The Merry Wives of Windsor     In Shakespeare's comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, there are two plots that ultimately converge into the concept of marriage; one is the antics executed by the wives, and the other is the marriage of Anne Page. Both of these plots subversively yield a disheartening attitude towards the view of women within the scope of the play. Wives in The Merry Wives of Windsor are not acknowledged as much beyond commodities, not to be entrusted to their own wills, and are considered anonymous, degraded figures by men....   [tags: Merry Wives of Windsor Essays]

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Traditional Wives verses Stay at Home Wives

- Times have changed significantly from the 70’s when I was a child. My mother was a stay at home wife for the first 10 years of my life. She cooked, cleaned, and made sure my brother and I were off to school daily. Although she didn’t have an outside job, she as well as many women believed a stay at home mom was a full time job. I remember my father handing my mother money regularly to put toward the utility bills while she would scrub the kitchen floor. By the end of the day, my mom was usually too tired to cater to my father because of the attention she gave to her home duties during the day....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Military Wives At Home Moms

- Military wives Military wives are perceived as stay at home moms that sit at home all day and take care of the kids. My views on the wives of soldiers is that they are pretty much single parents while their husbands are deployed. The wives are expected to keep the house up and running by doing the housework, cooking, cleaning and caring for the children. People on the outside looking in may think that all of the wives are unemployed and living off of their husbands. The wives are forced to deal with all the duties that, are they are supposed to share as a couple....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Family, Wife]

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The Wives of King Henry VIII

- King Henry VII had more wives than the average man during his time period. Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, and Katherine Parr all shared a life with the king for a period of time, whether it was a few months or several years. He had a colorful divorce pattern as well, ranging from annulment to execution. Though the king blamed his wives for not giving him a son, it was actually almost entirely his fault but the women paid the price for his ignorance....   [tags: catherine of aragon, kathryn howard]

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The Power of Daughters, Wives, and Mothers

- “Nehaa is a Daughter since 1971, a wife since 1994 and a mother since 1995”. This is how Nehaa S. Patil describes herself in her profile. She is the founder and chairman of an NGO “Modern rural Architects of rural khurukshetras” whose mission is to empower people with knowledge and resources to manage their lives in a better manner and raise their quality of life. She represents a woman in the modern world who is successfully playing so many roles simultaneously. In another corner of the world, more than three decades ago, Wangari Maathai came up with the idea of using economic incentives to encourage rural women and farmers to plant trees on their land to protect the environment and prom...   [tags: Sheconomy vs. Mancession]

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Marriage Between Men And Wives

- In ancient Rome society, marriage is one of the most significant parts of everyone’s life, especially for women. In general, the Romans praise the harmonious marriage relationship. They also have distinct and specific expectations about husbands’ and wives’ obligations. The Romans usually honor these responsible wives and set them as outstanding examples of pietas. Turia, for instance, is an excellent model who manifests wives’ good behaviors and their loyalty to husbands. The inscription, written by Turia’s husband, indicates different components for ideal marriages, such as women’s good personalities and duties, husbands’ love to wives, and family financial management....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Love]

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Good Wives : Image And Reality

- In the book Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich attempts to highlight the role of women that was typical during this particular time period. During this point in history in hierarchal New England, as stated both in Ulrich’s book and “Give Me Liberty. An American History” by Eric Foner, ordinary women were referred to as “goodwives” (Foner 70). “A married woman in early New England was simultaneously a housewife, a deputy husband, a consort, a mother, a mistress, a neighbor, and a Christian” and possibly even a heroine (Ulrich 9)....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Marriage, Gender]

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The Wives of King Henry VIII

- ... Six years following the birth of his illegitimate son, Henry decided he was done with Catherine, and became more intrigued with the sister of one of his past mistresses, Anne Boleyn. In the beginning of the king's infatuation, Anne was not interested, but as time passed she grew fonder of him (Weir 40). Once Catherine was no longer able to produce the heir that Henry so desperately desired, he took it into his own hands to get the marriage annulled in order to re-marry. By 1527, he convinced himself that his marriage to Catherine acted directly against a passage in the Bible found in Leviticus 20:21....   [tags: henry tudor, england, anne boleyn]

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Elizabeth Gaskell's "Wives and Daughters"

- Elizabeth Gaskell was the most established female figure in Victorian British Literature. By the time she blossomed into a literary career, she was thirty-eight years old. Most of her novels centered on the plight of the working people in England struggling to survive and dealing with the social stigma of class and wealth. Even though she received harsh criticism from critics for having sympathy for the poor, it didn’t deter her from a successful writing career, nor deny her talent as a writer. In her last work Wives and Daughters; Gaskell implements her satire writing style to examine social issues in England....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Elizabeth Gaskell's "Wives and Daughters"

- Introduction Elizabeth Gaskell, author of Wives and Daughters, wrote a best seller during the Victorian reign. Although she started her writing career in her late thirties, she managed to impress her critics with her unique style. She managed to branch away from writing novels to write a biography about her friend Charlotte Bronte, which almost resulted in a lawsuit. Even though critics embarked harshness on her writing about the plight of the working class, yet they viewed her work as a skillful....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Obedient Wives Club

- Ladies, it is about time to forget about where to bargain for the best toilet-roll deal in town and instead, consider speaking up for yourself, as outrageously enough, the OWC is now convicting you guilty for your husband’s infidelity. Most women – feminists in particular – were incensed by the ideology of the OWC, that the recipe to a blissful marriage is a cheery man at home, which can be realized if women served their spouses like “first –class prostitutes”. Nevertheless, from what perspective is the OWC viewing this issue and why has it stir such uproar among those who are against it....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Sister Wives

- I was watching “Sister Wives” on TV when I realized what polygamy actually meant. The TV show is about Kody Brown and he has four wives and 16 kids all together. “What is polygamy?” You asked. It is a marriage which includes more than two partners and sometimes even more than that. When a man is married to one or more woman it is called polygyny, and when a women is married to more then one man it is called polyandry. If you don’t know what polygyny is it means “many women”. Polyandry means marriage....   [tags: Ethics ]

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The Lives and Wives of King Henry VIII

- King Henry VIII is considerable the most controversial monarch Great Britain has ever had. He is commonly known for his ill-advised decisions, six wives, and splitting Great Britain from the Catholic Church to create the Church of England. King Henry VIII of England’s determination to guarantee his family line’s continuation in the throne caused many problems, such as religious tensions, economic hardships, and political adversaries that continued one long after his death. King Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491 in Greenwich, England....   [tags: Monarch, Great Britain, History]

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s "Wives and Daughters"

- Elizabeth Gaskell started her writing career in her late thirties. She went on to becoming an accomplished writer in the Victorian British Literature. All of Gaskell’s novels droned on about the consist stigma poor people had to endure at the hands of society’s powerful and wealthy. She managed to branch away from her constant rambles of the poverty of the Englanders, just to write a biography about her dear friend Charlotte Bronte which almost resulted in a lawsuit by family and friends of Bronte....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Degradation of Wives in the Victorian Period

- The Degradation of Wives in the Victorian Period The degradation of the married woman in the Victorian era existed not only in that she was stripped of all her legal rights but also that no obligations were placed in her realm. Upon marriage, Victorian brides relinquished all rights to property and personal wealth to their husbands. Women were, under the law, “legally incompetent and irresponsible.” A married woman was entitled to no legal recourse in any matter, unless it was sponsored and endorsed by her husband....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Tv Show Sister Wives On The Tlc Network

- The hit TV show Sister Wives on the TLC network focuses on a family of twenty-two which consists of not one, not two, not three, but four women who serve as wives to husband Kody Brown. Polygamy has become an especially controversial topic throughout the press lately. Polygamy remains illegal in the United States, however an abundant amount of families found legal ways to practice it through religion. Although the act of polygamy remains illegal, enforcement of the crime has proved difficult as only one marriage is legal on paper, and the others are only spiritual wives, making it dificult for courts to punish....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Polygamy, Polygyny]

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Autobiographies Made by the Waiting Wives by Donna Moreau

- ... Staying positive was a very hard thing to do, so by Moreau giving the women the strength to get through it makes a world of difference. (Yelms) The reader is given examples of the wives life at the homefront and her stories there. The house where the women gather is called Schilling Manor, an old Air Force base on the plains of Kansas. It was the only base ever to be set aside for the wives and children of soldiers assigned to Vietnam. Moreau being the daughter of a waiting wife gives her the knowledge to show how the other women felt....   [tags: familes, military wifes, stories]

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Gender Inequality Still Exists Between Husbands And Wives

- In China, gender inequality still exists between husbands and wives; however, ever since 1950, the tendency of gender positions shared in a marriage is increasing. Both traditional and modern marriages require dowries and bride prices from both families, whereas the economic grows, either one side of the family has to disburse more to the other family. Moreover, the one who has higher education or earn the most has the authority in household. Working inequality is still present in some cities of China, however, the unfairness has improved distinctly from the past....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Family]

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Summary Of ' My Husband 's Nine Wives '

- Most American women would shudder at the thought of their husband spending time with another woman. Not Elizabeth Joseph. Joseph chronicles her life in polygamy in an essay that appeared in the New York Times in 1991 entitled “My Husband’s Nine Wives”. Joseph discusses how it is problematic to manipulate her life around her husband Alex, her occupation and her youngster on a daily basis. She argues monogamous relationships are chockfull of “compromises” and “trade-offs”. She mentions how excited the children are when their Father comes to eat once a week....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Full-time, Monogamy]

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Women in Uruk and Greece: Wives, Noble, Whores, or Evil?

- Throughout studies of ancient civilizations Woman's place seems to be similar, but through a large spectrum of roles; as in the tales of Medea and Gilgamesh. Both tales tell their own views on Women, but also show each woman in their best and worst: The common, the priestess, the harlot, the wise, or just an evil witch. By analyzing and contrasting each woman one can see the view of women in ancient societies through the way stories detail them and their defining actions. During each of the tales, there is only one example of the common woman....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Inequality and Injustice in First Wives Club

- The First Wives' Club allows us to view social inequality and injustice from the perspective of three strong and powerful women. Dumped, divorced, and demoralized, Brenda, Elise, and Annie find a way to make the best of one of life's most unpleasant situations. The "first wives" decide to take action against their ex-husbands and seek revenge for both material and egotistical reasons. The women had been friends through college, and continue to be a source of constant support for one another even now....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movies]

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Henry VIII and His Six Wives

- Henry VIII and His Six Wives Henry VIII married his brother's widow, Catherine of Aragon, in a political marriage (much like most weddings of the time). When Catherine of Aragon had stillborn children as well as early infancy deaths to all of their children, except Mary, Henry VIII began to worry that he would not have a son to heir the thrown. He began to petition the court for an annulment, so that we could marry his mistress Ann of Boleyn. At first Catherine, was kept in the dark of Henry's plans, he was using the text of Leviticus to justify his annulment....   [tags: Papers]

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The Oppression of Wives in Chopin's The Story of an Hour and Gillman's The Yellow Wallpaper

- Writings from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s often depict husbands as controlling. This would lead to the demise of their wives. In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman the husband’s insistence upon control, leaves their wives longing for the freedom of simple expression. “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” illustrates how the husband is the controlling figure in the marriage. The two short stories also expose how the oppression put on them by their husband leaves the women unfulfilled and unhappy with their lives....   [tags: The Story of an Hour, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Evaluation of “‘Proper’ Men and ‘Fallen’ Women: The Unprotectedness of the Wives in ‘Othello’”

- Ruth Vanita is an English professor at Delhi University who wrote this essay, “‘Proper’ Men and ‘Fallen’ Women: The Unprotectedness of the Wives in ‘Othello’,” as part of her work on the representation of wife-murder in Renaissance drama. The article was published in 1994 in the journal, Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900. Vanita’s thesis is that the deaths of Desdemona and Emilia were a reflection of societal acceptance of violent behavior against women and in particular within the husband-wife relationship during the Renaissance....   [tags: ‘Proper’ Men and ‘Fallen’ Women: The Unprotectedne]

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Corruption of Power in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragic plays. It is considered a tragedy because the main character has a tragic flaw, and this is the cause of his downfall. One major reason for his downfall is how corrupted he becomes due to the power he has. Shakespeare utilizes the aspect of corruption of power in Macbeth. William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564. Ironically, it is on the same date, just 52 years later that he dies. William had 6 other siblings, of which he was the third oldest....   [tags: tragedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor]

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The Life of Ernest Hemingway

- Ernest Hemingway “But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” (Hemingway, 29). This is one of the lines that Ernest Hemingway uses in one of his books, titled, “The Old Man and The Sea.” It was published in 1952, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize the following year. The story of an old fisherman's journey, his long and lonely struggle with a fish and the sea, was considered to be the most popular of all his works. Fortunately for this well-known author, he has many more books, novels and short stories that his readers enjoy....   [tags: literature, wives, Nobel prize]

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Humor in William Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor

- Humor in William Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor Through history, there have been many explanations at to why Shakespeare wrote the “Merry Wives of Windsor”. Some have argued that the play was written for the Garter Ceremony held on April 23, 1597, when the patron of Shakespeare’s company, Lord Hudson, was installed; supposedly, the play was later revised for public performance, around 1601. Shakespeare wrote the “Merry Wives of Windsor” as a comedy, however it does not obey all typical conventions of a Shakespearean comedy as noticeable differences in the plot show....   [tags: Papers]

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Wives in Silko's Yellow Woman and Chopin's The Story of an Hour

- The Roles of Wives in Silko's Yellow Woman and Chopin's The Story of an Hour The predominant feminist theme that stood out for me in the story 'Yellow woman' by Leslie Marmon Silko and 'The story of an hour' by Kate Chopin relates to the protagonists' expectations of fulfilling thier roles as wives. The two women struggle with what they should think, what is appropriate for them to feel in their circumstances and the obvious restrictions on their freedom. In 'Yellow woman', the protagonist struggles with her feelings for Silva and the nagging thoughts of her husband and her baby at home....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Portrayal of Americans in Several Short Stories

- In "Hunters in the Snow", Tobias Wolff defines what it is to be American as someone hiding the truth and seeking to become free from the burdens of life. There are many instances where Mr. Wolff talks about lies in the book. Frank lies about his affair with the babysitter, Kenny doesn't tell the guys he was asked to shoot the dog, and Tub lies about having a gland problem being the reason why he was fat. All these lies lead to high tension and eventually conflict. When Kenny joking sounds like he is about ready to shoot Tub, Tub has the automatic reaction and shoots Kenny in the stomach....   [tags: The Wives of the Dead]

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Vanity Fair Military Wives: Here We Go A Marching

- Vanity Fair Military Wives: Here We Go A Marching In reading William Thackeray's novel, Vanity Fair, it was very surprising to learn that it was customary for soldiers' wives to follow and accompany their husbands' regiments when they went off to engage in combat. It seems rather odd when Amelia, on her honeymoon, boarded the ship (provided by His Majesty's government) that would take the troop on to Brussels. There is quite a big production as crowds gathered and cheered as the bands played “God Save the King”, while officers waved their hats and the crew rushed about....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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A Comparison of Characters: The Merry Wives of Windsor vs. Henry IV Plays

- A Comparison of Characters: The Merry Wives of Windsor vs. Henry IV Plays In the Henry IV plays, Sir John Falstaff is the companion of Prince Hal. He is a liar, a thief, a drunkard and a coward, but he has the gift of making light of everything. His easy-going good nature makes others willing to indulge his outrageous behavior, and he gets out of scrapes by using his quick wit and his ability to play on words. Falstaff cares nothing for authority and is cynical about martial ideals such as honor....   [tags: Papers]

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Roles Of Women In The Economic Success Of Colonial New England

- We have all undoubtedly heard of the revolutionary men who shaped the original colonies into a great nation but few people realize the importance women's roles played in the economic success of the New England colonies. This paper will highlight how the colonial women affected economy and contributed to the success of the British colonies. Women have always played a major role in history and the economics of the colonial period is no different. Additionally, one will see how women contributed to the economy of the time by suppling many of the material goods used at the time....   [tags: Ulrich Good Wives Females]

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Commonalities between Blood Families

- ... The third letter is between a wife and husband, Margery Paston and Sir John Paston. Paston starts her letter off saying “worshipful husband” (Moriatry 234). She also goes on and says she is sorry he is not going to home for Christmas and that she would think of herself as “half a widow” because he is not home (Moriatry 235). Paston does not like to be away from her husband. With her saying she is “half a widow” until he comes homes shows the strong bond between the married couple. The final letter being looked at from “The Voices of the Middle Ages”, is between German Polo and his wife’s parents....   [tags: true, blood, english, italian, wives, bond]

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Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia

- Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia In Colonial Virginia in 1661, Rebecca Nobles was sentenced to ten lashes for bearing an illegitimate child. Had she been an indentured servant she would also have been ordered to serve her master an additional two years to repay his losses incurred during her pregnancy. After 1662, had she been an enslaved African woman she would not have been prosecuted, because in that year the Colonial government declared children born to slave women the property of their mother's master....   [tags: American History Essays]

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Essay About Family: The Wives' Tales

- I am convinced that my mother and my father found solace in each other because they could no longer bear the madness of their brothers and sisters. Most of my aunts and uncles have second names to mark their exceptionality. My father’s eldest brother is called “Urgent” because he only calls when he needs money and always tells the kids to leave the message: “Urgent. Urgent, tell your dad to call me back urgent!” My father’s youngest brother calls himself “Castro” because his first name is Fidel....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about my family]

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Jackie Kennedy Onasis: The Queen of First Ladies

- The First Lady is the backbone of the President she shows love and compassion for the less fortunate, she makes the President look more appealing . People like the President but people Love the First Lady no matter who she is. Two very good examples of this are Jackie Onassis and Michelle Obama. While they come from very different life styles they have definitely left their mark. In comparing Jackie Onasis to Michelle Obama one would realize that two women from totally different backgrounds can make an amazing impact....   [tags: US president's wives]

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The Catholic View on Polygamy

- Polygamy Polygamy is the marriage of one man or woman to multiple spouses at one time when the other participating spouses know about one another. Polygamy is not to be confused with bigamy, which is the marriage of one man or woman married to multiple spouses that do not know about each other. There are many things said about polygamy today. There are many different views as well. The governments along with the people and the Catholic Church all have different views on polygamy. Most people view polygamy as wrong because it is degrading woman or humans in general....   [tags: marriage of one man to multiple wives]

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The Women Behind Bonaparte

- It has been said that behind every great man there is a great woman, well in the case of the great General Napoleon Bonaparte there were at least three great women. Everyone knows what Napoleon was like leading the government and troops in battles but these women had the opportunity to know some parts of the real Napoleon or at least the parts that he let each different woman see. If you step back and look behind the curtain that was Napoleon’s personal life you will see the three main women who helped define who he was and how he is remembered in history....   [tags: General Napoleon Bonaparte, Wives, Sister]

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The Criminal Justice System as a Gendering Structure

- The Criminal Justice System as a Gendering Structure Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963 The narrow view of the world that we often experience prevents us from even engaging for or against ideals that we would take on, given the chance. We often become deaf to opportunity, however. While it may seem we are complicit in many of the injustices that our society perpetuates, often times we are not even aware of the issue....   [tags: Violence Against Women Battered Wives Essays]

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Analysis Of The Satire ' I Want A Wife '

- Wives are taken for granted in today’s society; not many realize the amount of effort that goes into begin a wife. The lack of appreciation and opinions on wives is extremely wrong. Brady believes that society needs to adjust their view on wives. In the satire “I Want a Wife,” Brandy uses sarcastic tones and one sided opinions to criticize married men for expecting so much from their wives. By doing this, she hopes to change men’s views on women. Brady uses men’s one sided opinions on women to reveal how much is expected of them, in particular, wives....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Need, Wife]

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Personal Statement : ' The Same Way '

- [In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.] Peter seems to be telling the wives in verses 1 and 2 that, although their husbands are not Christians, if they submit and are respectful in the way God has ordered, their husbands may see and recognize their actions as being Christ like and learn to follow Christ through their example....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Husband, Christ]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Why I Want A Wife ' By Judy Brady

- Wives do all of the housework while the men are enjoying life. The wives have a lot of tasks to complete in one day and continue with the same routine everyday. Wives don’t get to take a break because they are too busy with chores. The men get to go out and have fun because they don’t have any chores to do. The men don’t help their wives get the chores done because they think that it 's a wife 's duty. The article “Why I Want a Wife”, by Judy Brady is explaining why she would want a wife by ethos, logos, and pathos to get the reader to understand how she feels about the situation....   [tags: Woman, Women's suffrage, Rhetoric]

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

- ... A woman will become a Martha if she is unable to reproduce. The Martha’s job is to look after the families. She has to care for the family, protect them, and to comfort them at all times. The Wives job is to essentially have her family. The wife is to make sure the Handmaid has her child and she is to be calm and peaceful. A woman would become one of the Wives if she was already married to her husband before the laws in their society changed. The color of clothing that the women wear is an important element because it helps to show the women’s power and privileges....   [tags: story analysis]

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The Eight Behavioral Characteristics : Winston And The Blackmore

- Winston and the Blackmore use a variety of strategies and rituals to maintain relationships. One example is shown through marital/partnership maintenance with Winston and his wives and between the wives themselves and everyone in the family. According to the text, “the eight behavioral characteristics are: positivity, openness, assurance, understanding, networks, relational talks, self-disclosure, and tasks” (Galvin, Braithwaite, & Bylund, 2014). I also feel that the Blackmore family makes great use of intergenerational rituals....   [tags: Family, Mother, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Correct Mathematical Equation

- One Plus One, Not Three The correct mathematical equation is one plus one equals two, not three. A marriage consists of a man and women who vow to be with each other as long as they both shall live. Two wives would make the house cleaning and duties much easier to accomplish, but it is dishonest. The man is requiring the two women to concentrate solely on himself while the two women have one man that splits his attention between them. Having two or more wives is immoral because it is selfish on the man’s part, goes against the Holy Bible, and does not give equal opportunity to the women....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Husband]

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Children: The Innocent Victims of Polygamy

- Many people would happily accept an opportunity to have their daily stress reduced by employing help with not only their children but also with daily household responsibilities of cooking and cleaning. Especially in this fragile economic state the average family living in America cannot afford the luxury of hiring a house cleaner, cook or nanny. However, there are polygamists families in America have the abilities of multiple adults contributing to the same household because of the lifestyle choice of having multiple spouses....   [tags: plural marriage, domestic violence]

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Marriage Among The Sung Dynasty

- Marriage among the Sung Dynasty had unique characteristics that are not exhibited in other societies. Although the modern society believes in monogamous marriages, the marriage saga among the Sung is quite different. The traditional Sung Dynasty was a purely patrilineal society where women were married and had no public career . This society was a male-dominated dynasty where men performed nearly all the reputable roles such as governance, business, writing of books and building of the temples among others ....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Husband, Wife]

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The Women's Rights

- Have you ever wondered why women have the rights that they have today and not have to be the way women were supposed to be before. The beginning of all changes started in 1848 and lasted not just till 1920 but even until today. Many leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steimem and Sojourner Truth at the time were supported by both men and women to encourage women to conquer sexism and claim their rights. The whole purpose of the movement is to gain equality for all women....   [tags: Social Issues, Dependency]

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Language and Male Supremacy in Alice Walker's "The Color Purple"

- Andrea Dworkin devoted her life to supporting feminism. In one of her speeches, she states, “Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.” Andrea’s quote shows that male supremacy is so common that it is practically part of human nature. In society, men feel entitled to abuse their wives whenever they feel discouraged or depressed. For example, when husbands do not treat their wives with the respect they deserve, it can lead to violence or divorce....   [tags: Male Supremacy, feminism, Alice Walker, Color Purp]

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Who Wouldn't Want a Wife?

- Being a wife or a mother automatically comes with an enormous amount of responsibilities; as times have changed these expected responsibilities of mothers and wives have changed as well. These caretaker roles women play have come to define them and what they represent in society. Unfortunately to this day despite their immeasurable hard work women are still recognized as disposable material, unequal to men. But this does not under any circumstance demean the enormous accomplishments these wives and mother are capable of....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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A Feminist Perspective: What’s That Smell in the Kitchen

- A Feminist Perspective: What’s That Smell in the Kitchen Women burning bras in the 1960’s became a sign of the Women’s Liberation movement. However, this was not the beginning of the women’s movement. This began many years earlier in the late 1800’s. In Marge Piercy’s poem, “What’s That Smell in the Kitchen,” she gives a description of what the women in the 1980’s are doing to be a part of the women’s movement. According to Bell Hooks, "Feminism is a struggle against sexist oppression. Therefore, it is necessarily a struggle to eradicate the ideology of domination that permeates Western culture on various levels, as well as a commitment to reorganizing society so that the self-development o...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Handmaid 's Tale By Margaret Atwood

- Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, can be described as a feminist novel. I think that reading this novel from a feminist perspective is the easiest way to analyze the text in this novel. While doing some research, Dictionary.com, states that the word feminism mean, “the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other tights of women to those of men.” In this particular novel, the wives and Handmaids pretty much serve the men. While conducting my research in this novel, I also sensed a slight form of Totalitarianism....   [tags: The Handmaid's Tale, Science fiction]

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A Relationship Between Mother And Wife

- Most women have a natural desire to create a strong and functional family with their husband. This desire can be defined as family commitment. While a man has a yearning and need for his wife to be proud of him. This is known admiration. In marriages this is one of many ways that husbands and wives attribute value to their spouse and receive value from one another. Throughout Chapter 11 and 12 of His Needs Her Needs, it clarifies how family commitment and admiration are imperative in a marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Husband, Wife]

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Marriage Is A Lifelong Commitment And That Is The World With The Intentions Of All Marrying

- God created life to be everlasting, as well as marriage. For generations, Christians have been concerned that seeking for a marital partner was against Gods wishes and would jeopardize their relationship with the lord. God created the world with the intentions of all marrying. “When our lord presented Eve to Adam he intended a marital relationship to be a blessing for his couple and the future generations that would be born through them”. Marriage is a lifelong commitment and that is the way God wanted it to be....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Alimony]

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The Conception Of Competent Individuals Are Becoming Unemployed

- After the introduction of industrial revolution, the ethical ideal or norm emerged that there ought to be only one family breadwinner, which was the husband/father; while the wife or mother worked in the home as a homemaker and caregiver (Potuchek & David, 1997). Today, norms and expectations are changing due to the current state of the economy and advances in technology. Occupations are getting scarcer and an abundance of competent individuals are becoming unemployed. Today, research has shown that most women and mothers go into the labor force in order to help assist their family needs....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Masculinity, Gender studies]

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The Effects Of Polygamy On Young Children

- In today’s society the assumption asserts that there must be only two adults integrated in a relationship, however in polygamous environments, having more than one spouse is traditional. Some may argue that Polygamy is simply just an alternate lifestyle. This, however, ceases to be true. Young girls are being forced to marry older men and sometimes relatives. Little boys are often abandoned because it appears to be competition for older men. Children are victims of sexual and physical abuse. Whereas, for women, they generally become stripped of their money and experience competition against the multiple wives a husband....   [tags: Marriage, Polygamy, Sexual intercourse, Husband]

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What Do You Think About A Marriage?

- What do you think about a marriage system called polygamy. Polygamy is the meaning will be “often married”. A man can marry as many women as he wants. Do you agree if your boyfriend or husband has other girlfriend or wife. Most women think polygamy is absolute nonsense and insincere sentiment, and some men think so too. On the other hand, some men think it sounds too good to be true because they can have an affair and cheating in state. Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and Bali agree polygamy. In this circumstance, there are many Muslim people in these countries, and polygamy is not a serious matter under the doctrine of Muslim....   [tags: Marriage, Polygamy, Family, Gender]

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The Inequality Between Men And Women

- it is only now we realised how serious domestic violence has become and see it as a crime compared to it in the seventeenth century and earlier. During those times men would need a valid reason to why they beat their wives for example if they were seen a s disobedient it was seen as a social control to beat their wives when they were seen as disobedient . There has always been an inequality between men and women this reading talks about the differences between women and men it even touches the differences between men and women in a religious context for example God created men to be the providers and the stronger vessel in the relationship however men abused this power and authority which l...   [tags: Domestic violence, Crime, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Stop, Think, and Listen Before Speaking

- Stop, Think, and Listen Before Speaking When people speak before thinking or even listening to what is being said, the breakdown of communication can happen rapidly. Poor listening habits can negatively affect business and personal relationships. Here is a situation where poor listening habits and poor thinking skills had a negative impact and hindered the communications between a leader of a Family Readiness Group (FRG) and the FRG members. In July of 2003, 1/87 Infantry Battalion deployed to combat in Afghanistan....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Did Kisaeng Come Into Existence And What Were The Reasons For Them Being So Significant Throughout Korean History

- Funny story before I start- I actually thought kisaeng was a name that was also given to wives that felt alone while their husbands were spending time with the real kisaeng. So when I was interpreting each song of kisaeng, I was thinking about which one it could be, the kisaeng or the wife that is neglected. I felt pretty bad for both of them and that’s why I wanted to do my paper on this specific topic in order to learn more about kisaeng. My topic: How did kisaeng come into existence and what were the reasons for them being so significant throughout Korean history....   [tags: Joseon Dynasty, Korea, Goguryeo, Goryeo]

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Comparing George Washington Irving 's ' The Devil And Tom Walker ' And Rip Van Winkle '

- Comparing two similar stories by Washington Irving Many times in our lives we are compared to our siblings. On many occasions, I am compared to my brother. People say that we have the same physique facial features, and height. Although these traits run in the family, I truly only want to be my own person. Just the other day someone called me “Michael.” The burn from my anger showed on my face. “I am NOT Michael,” I screamed; I am my own person. Just as we see similarities in family members, people also see similarities in stories written by the same author....   [tags: Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving]

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Life of Harship and Suppression in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurtson

- ... Janie’s arranged marriage is similar to many individuals’ experiences in today’s society. Individuals are often expected to marry within their designated class in order to live a certain lifestyle. These great pressures are often initiated by parents. For example, alumni who have attended Ivy League schools are often pressured to marry others of the same status. Even when a woman falls deeply in love with a man of a lower class, the union of these two individuals is often shunned by friends and family members....   [tags: nanny, murder, marriage]

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The World War II Was A Hard Time For The United States

- During the time of 1940-1945 a big whole opened up in the industrial labor force because of the men enlisting. World War II was a hard time for the United States and knowing that it would be hard on their work force, they realized they needed the woman to do their part and help in any way they can. Whether it is in the armed forces or at home the women showed they could help out. In the United States armed forces about 350,000 women served at home and abroad. The woman’s work force in the United States increased from 27 percent to nearly 37percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married woman worked outside the home....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Norman Rockwell]

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What Does Family Mean? What Role Does An Extended Family Play?

- According to the film, what does family mean. What role does an extended family play. When Dadi was talking about family she meant the male lineage with all their wives and children living as one economic unit with everyone’s income managed by the oldest couple. The extended family plays a huge role in their lives. When the son(s) in the family get married they and their wives go and live with his mother. The mother in law treats her daughter(s) in law like her own daughter(s). Dadi is the mother in law and she is the manager of the household....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Arranged marriage, Wife]

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Things Fall Apart: Okonkwo in the Male Dominant Igbo Society

- The Igbo people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa, they emphasize on personal achievements, and taking titles which means leadership and respect (Ohadike Don C., p. xxvi-xxvii). In the book Things Fall Apart, the main character, Okonkwo is affected by the influences of the Igbo society and vows to become a man of the highest title and to gain respect from all the lands. Okonkwo and his family live in male dominant society where men are superior to women, therefore, Okonkwo thinks he is the owner of his household, and constantly beats his three wives and children....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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The Expectation of Marriage in Young New Couples

- A couple is always dreaming about having a happy family and perfect future for their life after getting married. Culture and gender roles in developed as well as developing countries have been shifting in the last three decades. In some Asian countries, because of influences of Western cultures and improving economy, there are many women starting to work in order to support their families rather than staying home. Surprisingly, now men have to share family responsibilities with their wives in household chores and taking care children while women are working....   [tags: financial management, young couples, independence,]

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Analysis Of Susan Glaspell 's ' Trifles '

- Life in the early 19th century was different then how it is nowadays because woman are less restricted than how they used to be back then. For instance, back them a woman could only dream of becoming the president of the United States. In the next elections Hilary Clinton is running for president because she has the right. Women have come a long way, but one thing that is not going to change is women helping each other. No matter what women are going to help each other, even if they have to go against their husband’s word....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Women, Wife]

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An Analysis Of ' Things Fall Apart '

- The Role of Masculinity in Things Fall Apart Masculinity typically refers to the common traits inherited by a male. Males are stereotyped to provide support for the family. Support can be executed in many ways such as through protection and financial and emotional bolstering. However, the term masculinity has various definitions and can be viewed through different lenses. In the novel, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, the concept of masculinity is portrayed thorough the main character, Okonkwo....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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Domestic Violence Against Men

- The first reaction upon hearing about the topic of battered men, for many people, is that of incredulity. Battered husbands are a topic for jokes (such as the cartoon image of a woman chasing her husband with a rolling-pin). One researcher noted that wives were the perpetrators in 73% of the depictions of domestic violence in newspaper comics (Saenger 1963). Battered husbands have historically been either ignored or subjected to ridicule and abuse. In 18th-century France, a battered husband "was made to wear an outlandish outfit and ride backwards around the village on a donkey" (Steinmetz & Lucca 1988)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Biblical Language Of The Handmaid 's Tale

- In the Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood uses Biblical language to demonstrate that religion has the power to control people’s thoughts and actions. Through the religion of Christianity and its virtues, they controlled over the people of the Republic of Gilead. The Republic of Gilead made many changes that benefited the government to have complete control over their people. How the Bible is being used in the book similarly to other religious books in reality. Over one billion people are members of the religion, Christianity, which are scattered all around the world....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Religious text]

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The Preacher 's Wife By Diane Singleton

- That’s the preacher’s wife. By Diane Singleton is a great book for women who are planning on marrying a preacher or already married to a preacher. This book is a great encouragement since it gives facts from the bible itself; nothing is greater than the bible itself. This book is a guide for preacher’s wives and family; different things occur in this book that actually take part in the preacher’s family all the time. This book is a great inspiration for the women that are having doubts about going into the ministry or marrying a preacher....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Mother]

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Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

- Things Fall Apart Essay The Merriam-Webster definition of culture is the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. Culture is what makes one place different from another. Without culture every place on earth would look exactly the same and there would be no differences. What kind of a world would earth be if everything everywhere was the exact same. In the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe it explains how a long time ago white Christian missionaries believed that everyone should be like them and they decided to go to the Umuofia and Mbanta villages of the Igbo tribe in Nigeria, around 1900 and change the Igbo culture and beliefs of the innocent peopl...   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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The Era Of The 1950s

- The era of the 1950s was an iconic era in American history. The American dream of freedom, self empowerment, and success was growing. After world war 1, the ideals of american culture changed. The country saw the aftermath of the war in the countries of western Europe where communism was beginning to take hold, and the U.S tried to be the opposite. Marriage was propagated to be the opposite of the war torn families across the world, where women were working in factories and children fending for themselves with no home....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wife, Husband]

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Polygamy in America

- Polygamy is defined as “a marriage that includes more than two partners.” There are different types of polygamy, these include: polygyny, where a man has multiple wives, polyandry, in which a woman has multiple husbands, and group marriage, where a family consists of multiple husbands and wives. Of these different types of polygamy, polygyny is definitely the most popular of the three. In America, the practice of any form of polygamy is illegal and due to this law, many adherents of the lifestyle stay hidden ("What is Polygamy?")....   [tags: Marital Issues]

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The Land Brought Food and Wealth in Pearl Buck's The Good Earth

- ... Whereas before Wang Lung is happy to have a wife, especially a wife that worked as hard and asked for as little as Olan, he now wanted another wife and he wanted a pretty wife that he could spoil. Wang Lung’s father protested bringing another woman into the house saying that he had only one wife and his father had only one wife and so on with his point being that it undermined family values for Wang Lung to have multiple wives. Wang Lung would not have wanted another wife if he had not been idle and he would not have been idle if he did not have hired laborers to do all of Wang Lung’s work instead of Wang Lung....   [tags: corruption, money, nourish]

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Neil Simon and the Use of Buffoon Comedy within his works

- Neil Simon is arguably one of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century. He has brought his unique personality and views to his works. His plays have not only graced Broadway, but many have made it to the screen. Simon uses personal ties in portraying characters familiar to the audience. Simon said once in an interview with Glenn Loney, “Certain types of critics will always look down on comedy. For them, it seems to easy- or it doesn’t have enough substance” (Konas 212). Neil Simon is criticized for lacking substance within his works....   [tags: Art, Comedy]

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The Handmaid´s Tale: A Community Made of Classes

- In The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, the community of Gilead is separated according to classes rather than people being their own individuals. They oppress differences by “censoring the threatening force of creative self-expression” and defining them into groups (Staels 459). People are forced to give up unique qualities and live a life of monotony. They are told that “memories of the past, together with personal desires, are supposed to fade away” and be forgotten (Staels 458). The community of Gilead is sectioned into classes that are visible through the women....   [tags: oppression, differences, Margaret Atwood]

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Role of Japanese Women: Traditional and Contemporary

- Gender equality in Asia has long been an interesting but challenging study of many researchers. The developed and prosperous country Japan also holds a rich history of gender revolution led by women. Regarding the changing roles of Japanese women in family and the society discussed by many researchers, this essay analyses and compares traditional and modern Japanese women through two popular cultural texts: the television drama Oshin (1983-1984) and the talk show “Culture shift in Japan” (2007) of Everywoman program by AIJazeera English....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Representations of Female Sexual Desire and Faithfulness

- William Wycherly's The Country Wife and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's “Epistle from Mrs. Yonge to Her Husband” both open a discourse on female sexual desire and fidelity, representing similar ideas. Both works consider the constraints of honour and societal expectations upon women, and the double standard for fidelity between husbands and wives. Ultimately the works present a final statement through consequences for women affected by the issues, with different views about the future for oppressed women....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gender, Comparative]

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