Women in 19th Century Essay

Submitted By jcatchings03
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Women in American Society
Women in our society have been stereotyped and deluded since the late 19th century. Women have never gotten the dignity that males received. Women are idealized as mothers, housekeepers, and insubordinate servants to their husbands and children, while men “act” as providers, protectors, and head of the household. The role that women and men played in earlier generations illustrates the way society has limited women by placing them into gender categories, depicting what women and men can and cannot do. Women haven’t received the respect that they have been longing for. Women are one of the strongest beings on earth. The hatred that women go through no male can ever pick themselves up the way that women do and put the hatred of words behind them. Women go through so much hardship not to be rewarded with kindness. As in The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, Aunt Sally was viewed as mean disorderly etc… Huck never gave her credit for trying to help him and lead him on the right path to sivilized. In Daisy Miller, she was looked at as a whore going from men to men, but people never looked at women for whom they are.
As in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Aunt Sally plays into society's roles and regulations because she comes off as this nice lady that is trying to help everyone when in actuality she is not nice when it comes to African Americans or any other race. “Sometimes people do get hurt.” When she thought it was a white men that was killed she…