Women's Lesser Lives Under Men

The Divide Between Men and Women

Many women in U.S. and all over the world have had the feeling of being controlled by superior beings, such as men. Women's lives were also very different compared to the lives of men in which there was an unstable equality where men had superiority and women were of the lesser and minor class.

The Lesser Power of Women

The representation of the unbalanced equality in these three short stories gave a good example of how women were most likely seen as by men. The men had the superiority to tell women what to do in which therefore, caused an unstable equality between men and women.

The Effects of The Reign of Man

Women have felt many different emotions by the authority of men and after the powerful reign of man, such as fear, strength, and freedom. Women were fearful under the superiority of me. But in some cases as in a husband's death, some women found freedom and opportunities.

The Superiority of Men Towards Women

In these three short stories, it was evident that men had high superiority and also had very different lives than women. Women had a whole different side of life in which they lived like prisoners under the unconquerable power and authority of men.

The Different Aspects Between Men and Women

As the reign of man ended for some women, they saw many opportunities to take advantage of. Men, however, had a very different aspect of women in which they treated women more like servants than how proper women and wives should've been treated.

"The Story of an Hour" Bibliography

Chopin, Kate. "The Yellow Wallpaper." Kate Chopin: Complete Novels and Stories. Edited by Sandra Gilbert. New York: Library of America, 2002.

"The Yellow Wallpaper" Bibliography

Gilman, Charlotte. "The Yellow Wallpaper." Project Gutenberg, 5 November 2012. 2 February 2015.

"A Left-Handed Commencement Address" Bibliography

Le Guinn, Ursula. "A Left-Handed Commencement Address." Mills College, Oakland, California, 1983. Commencement Address.

"Antigone" Bibliography

Sophocles. "Antigone." F. Storr. Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1912. Web.