Nightmare in Greenwhich Village
Greenwich Village, NY 54'
Feminism Today in the 1950's
The division of domestic labor,
How the media portrays a women
The civil rights' movement (suffrage movement)
Protesting the right to vote
How are these still related?
Todays and past feminism is still related, gender inequality is still a big thing today
Men are still seen as strong, independent, powerful people where as women are just here to serve their needs
We rely mostly on men
Former freelance photographer for "Life Magazine", currently handicapped, broke his leg when taking a risky picture. To him, in his world men are seen as the tough ones that save others and are the main ones in the house. They're "capable" of anything that is thrown at them, they take care of all the hard work and see women as objects or that they're just there to take care of the family. Feminism is seen as just some silly thing women created because they have nothing better to do. For example, L.B. Jefferies did not want Lisa to get into this whole scene because it was too dangerous.
Lisa Carol Freemont
Lisa sees men as hard workers that are in-control of everything. They think they know what's best for women, that men should take care of the hard work. The women are referred to as objects, they're stereotyped, despite that they have heroic qualities, for example Lisa went into to Thorwald's apartment to go look for evidence. She jumped over the fence and climbed up the ladder and went in through the window without anyone's help.
In Lars Thorwald, women are just useless, emotional, annoying women, as you can tell by the murder he committed. His wife was just an innocent women who just wanted to have a happy, healthy relationship. That's not what Thorwald thought, he was growing tired of it so as you've read he just got rid of his wife, leaving a remain of her lifeless body buried in the flowers right outside the apartment complex. Little did he know he was being watched the entire time. Feminism to him just meant nothing.
Lisa Carol Freemont
Jefferies nurse, she helps with his therapy since he broke his leg. Stella isn't so happy about the whole idea of him spying on other people. She thinks it's a bad idea due to the fact that he can get into big trouble. Her perspective on men is that they like getting into things that are trouble because they have nothing better to do.
Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle
Good friends with Jefferies, New York City police detective. Jefferies asks him to find out whether anyone actually picks up the packing crate. Doyle looks into the situation but finds nothing suspicious, and discovers that "Mrs. Thorwald" picked up the packing crate. He doesn't seem interested in the whole situation so he let's it go. To him, it's just over-dramatic because of the women.
Just a sad women that feels love is missing between her marriage. After one of the neighbors over heard her scream "Don't!" and a glass break everything changed. Thorwald wasn't all that into her, to him she was just another lady to keep him busy.