Antigone Research Paper

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Everyday Struggle From Africa to the Middle East to North America, breaking out of secondary and subservient roles in society, is still a struggle for women everywhere. Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama understands saying, “As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice for all.” For centuries, men have had opportunities, such as education, that women have been denied of. Women have also been deprived of freedom of speech and have been treating as nothing more than a child bearer whose sole purpose it to clean, cook, have children, and obey the males in society. Although some females have almost accepted the discriminatory treatment and unjust fate, others will never allow it. Feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. Oppression, inferiority, and stereotypes are battles that women continue to fight over time despite the age, race, or aspect of life. Women have been labeled lower in status, or inferior, to men for thousands of years by their belittlement of women’s dignity. The topic of inferiority is present in literature, since people could write. In the Greek mythology, “Antigone”, written by Sophocles and translated by Robert Fagles, portrays the perspective of female inferiority. Ismene, Antigone’s sister, is arguing with …show more content…
The women in Malala’s life were always seen of less value of men. The controlling Fazlullah believed passionately about this, “ Fazlullah claimed that watching movies and TV shows was a sin because it meant that women would look upon men, and men would look upon women”(Malala 46). Fazlullah was putting it in people’s mind that equality was a sin and anything that showed it was against