The dominance of men over woman

1235 Words Feb 8th, 2014 5 Pages
The dominance of men over woman has been around for centuries. Most men in the 19th century thought that woman were supposed to be this feminine obedient housewife, and obey anything that their husband demands of them. When woman are profound to biased and unfair relationship it makes them crippled from what they could or want to be. While many writers have described the effect of an unequal relationship and feminism, John Steinbeck shows us in “The Chrysanthemums” how woman crave for more adventure, Charlotte Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” yearns for happiness, and Marge Piercy’s “A Work of Artifice” pressure of a man’s world.
The Chrysanthemums written by John Steinbeck illustrates a wife named Elisa whom is confounded to this
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Her marriage is the real bad dream she can’t wake up from or have enough courage to say enough! John is the real reason of why she goes insane at the end of the story. His feministic ways enables her to express how she really feels in reality, so she escapes to this other world in her head.
In the poem “A work of Artifice” written by Marge Piercy displays the transform and discouragement most woman go through to be accepted in a man’s world. The poem begins with the speaker discussing a bonsai tree and how the tree if given the opportunity could grow to eight feet tall. The tree through the use of imagery is used to symbolize the way that women are oppressed by males. “Till split by lightning”, I think that the fate of men being a high power is the lighting that broke the bonsai tree. The poem carries on talking about how a gardener saved it, pruned it, and how it grew. The gardener in this story symbolizes men taking care of woman, but yet making sure they woman have their limits to not outgrow men: “With living creatures one must begin very early to dwarf their growth”. The man or society must begin early as well in order to "trick" women into unwillingly being oppressed. Men feel the need to stunt ones growth or to belittle a person and to make them feel small. This is what
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