Jack And The Beanstalk Analysis

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A voice for the Unspoken The act of believing that women have always been equal to their male counterparts is certainly a bold statement to preach, especially since it is not true nor even relatively close on what it is truly like being a woman and what expectations and regulations are constantly being imposed on them by living in a patriarchal society. Much like in Jack and the Beanstalk by
Joseph Jacobs. Jack's mother, a nameless woman who is either referred to as the "poor widow " or "Jack's mother", is one of the two women in the story who has undoubtedly been astronomically reduced to this hysterical and emotional character whose sole purpose is to be a nurturer to Jack and fulfill her motherly duties at home while her young son is to get a job and ultimately be the breadwinner in the family despite her being older and faultlessly exhibiting the specifications of her liable traits. Therefore, after critically distinguishing the importance and depiction of each character it is evident that Jack's mother is a victim of stereotyping and objectification in a patriarchal society.

Firstly, it is certainly obvious and definitely prominent how the widow's character is being unfairly justified as a woman. Much like other stories, she is this widowed woman with no husband to support a child who will end up being their only chance of surviving despite his age and maturity. "‘Cheer up, mother, I'll go and get work somewhere'" (Jacobs 1). Even though it was a
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