Hemingway Women

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“People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that distinguish me from a doormat.” (Rebecca West) “What makes a woman a woman?” is a timeless question that has been asked and answered by many different cultures. In some cultures the woman plays the role of a wife and mother and it ends there, while in other cultures it is acceptable for a woman to be the primary source of income. In today’s society roles for women are not defined, but people use these roles to define a woman. In order to determine what makes a woman a woman, the question “What makes a man a man?” must also be answered. Ernest Hemingway shares his view on this question in his book The Old Man and the Sea. One of the most famous quotes from The Old Man and the Sea is when the main character, Santiago, says, “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” (Hemingway 29) Hemingway is saying that a man can lose, but he should never give up. He should be persistent no matter how hard the struggle. Hemingway also says a man should go through this struggle without complaining. Two main character traits he…show more content…
Womanhood as a mother is putting her kids before any person on this planet. Womanhood as a wife is loving and honoring her husband to the point of death just as Christ loved the church. Womanhood is doing anything and everything to glorify God with whatever He has given her. Womanhood as a single woman is knowing, even if He hasn’t given her a family, He is planning to use her in a different way to glorify His name. All woman will mess up sometimes, as will all men, she won’t always put her kids first, she will fight with her husband, and she won’t always glorify God. When this happens she should own up to her mistakes, right her wrongs, and turn to God for help when things get difficult and ask for forgiveness and guidance. I believe that is what makes a woman a
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