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  • Husband
    696 words
    In The Yellow Wall-Paper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the main character was described as a little insane woman. In the beginning of the story, although she was suffering from a continuous nervous breakdown, her mental condition was not so serious and deep. She had a good family, nice house, and she also had talent in writing. However, she was getting more and more serious and even got crazy just by saying husband that steve got out at last. Then, why did she say so Here, we can prove there are...
  • Ancient Chinese
    436 words
    In every area of the world, women have always had a role to fill. It has varied through the years as cultures have changed, but they are always included in some way. Ancient China was no different. Women were thought of as unimportant, yet the Chinese couldn't have prospered without them. Women should be given the same respect that is given a man. Ancient China was filled with superstition and undirected beliefs. It is as a result of this that women were treated poorly and unfairly. Women had ve...
  • Very Strong Woman
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    Gender roles of males and females in society have been evident since the very beginning of time. In viewing four different films from different time periods, it becomes obvious that women are growing and changing as members of society, while at the same time, some of the basic instincts of male and female roles played in society are so deeply inborn that they are unchangeable. Through the examples of Laurel in The Associate, Elsie, Miss Riley, and Dorothy in October Sky, Odessa and Miriam in The...
  • Troubles Women Face In Kenya
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    Women face many obstacles in Kenya that make their lives very difficult and especially difficult to get an education. The women face specific gender division from men, violence, female genital mutilation, HIV and AIDS, and obstacles while on the campaign trail. In Kenya, women are expected to become mothers. They are also expected to cook, clean, and be submissive to their husbands. Men there do not carry anything; instead women are commonly seen hauling lumber and such because it is considered ...
  • Man Besides Her Husband
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    In reading the short story The Lady With The Pet Dog by Anton Chekhov and A Respectable Woman by Kate Chopin one can see key similarities of the two works. The short story by Anton Check ov deals with a man and a woman who are both married but regardless of this fact they fall in love with each other and have a secret affair. The short story by Kate Chopin deals with a married woman who is tempted to have an affair with one of her husbands friends, but she resist unlike the characters in The Lad...
  • Control Of Their Husband's Property
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    The medieval woman was allowed a larger measure of freedom and status than the usual image we have of the Middle Ages. Women were allowed to own property and inherit from their family. Some women were employed and some were in charge of businesses. Among the upper class, women were as educated as their male counterparts. In Europe, women were allowed to inherit property from both their fathers and their husbands. In most cases, whatever the woman brought into a marriage in the form of a dowery w...
  • Laws Concerning Male And Female Merchants
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    "You " ve come a long way, baby" so says the Virginia Slims cigarette commercial. This brand of cigarettes, intended mainly for women, was absolutely correct-women have come a long way. In today's society, women have gained a role comparable to their male counterparts. However, this struggle for equality has been a long one, lasting for several centuries. If we go back to our roots (ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, etc. ), we see that in some societies (Mesopotamia and Israel) women were trea...
  • Katerina Acts Upon Her Own Desires
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    Amy Czech Professor Lobanov-RostovskyEnglish 30 March 3, 2000 The Shrew's IllusionHORTENSIO: Now go thy ways, thou hast tam'd a curs t show. LUCENT IO: 'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be tam'd so. Indeed, Hortentio's assurance in the taming of the "curs t show" Katerina seems a wonder to all the audience in the final scene of "The Taming of the Shrew". After hurling furniture, pitching fits and assaulting her sister, Katerina delivers a speech that lauds obedience and censures rough behav...
  • Husband's Wife
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    Summary An older woman is diagnosed as having cancer. The story is of the progression of her symptoms and the effects of her illness and eventual death on her husband and grown children. The years of silent compliance with the expectations of children and spouse begin to erode as the woman becomes sicker. The relationship between the aging couple, and the place of the ill mother in the priorities of her children clarify. The tale ends with the death, and a tiny glimpse of resolution of decades o...
  • Womans Husband
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    If you were a woman how would you rather be treated If you are the relaxed, dependent type, perhaps you would find the life of the typical Athenian woman agreeable. Athenian women spent most of their lives indoors doing mostly domestic activities. But if you are an independent type of lady, who enjoys exercise, not overly modest, and do not mind sharing your bed with more than one man, then you would probably enjoy the life of a Spartan woman. The basic similarity between the lives of the women ...
  • First Stanza Williams
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    The Idea of Male Power vs. Female Powerlessness in The Young Housewife The Young Housewife is a poem by William Carlos Williams that deals with many issues. One of the main issues that this poem deals with is the conflict between male power and female powerlessness. Although at first glance the poem may not seem to be have this theme in it but Williams work is filled with multi meanings. It all determines how one would interpret the poem, from the literal meanings to the underlying meanings and ...
  • Woman From The Wedding To Frau Brechenmacher
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    Kathryn Mansfield was a daring and provocative writer who discussed and challenged societies views and conventions which were rarely talked about in her time. During Mansfield's travels to Germany she encountered dominant, chauvinistic men who heavily influenced her writing. Mansfield voiced her concerns about the alienation of women within society amongst themselves and the traditional roles of both sexes. In Frau Brechenmacher Attends A Wedding, the oppression of women by men is a central idea...
  • Elisa A Compliment
    490 words
    The story "The Chrysanthemums" written by John Steinbeck centers on a lonely woman named Eliza Allen. Eliza was a 35-year-old married woman with no apparent children. She was married to Henry who appeared to be a very stable man and also a good provider but not very attentive. Eliza is a frustrated woman. She is bored with her husband and her life. I don't think Eliza realized how mundane her life had become until she crossed paths that afternoon with the tinker. It appeared that from the very b...
  • Sorrowful Woman The Wife
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    A Sorrowful Woman is a selection written by Gail Godwin. Within this selection she shows how a marriage does not always lead to a perfect life. Godwin uses A Sorrowful Woman to portray modern marriages. A Sorrowful Woman is a parody of fairy tales. The traditional fairy tale has a fixed resolution- everyone lives happily ever after. At the beginning of A Sorrowful Woman the reader is given the illusion of a happy story because it begins Once upon a Time (Godwin 33). In this story the ideal of a ...

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