At the end of the story of “The Barrelmaker brimful of love” Osen kills herself. I believe this was to express her innocent. At that peirod of time of this story, women could not speak for themselves. And even though they spoke for them, no one would listen to them anyway. This kind of interpretation is showed in the story of “Punishment” as well. Women did not have any voice to them. They were scared of men, society that they were in, and their status that they were represent.
Throughout the stories and poems we read in class, women are represented as weak, powerless, and low-status. It is certainly very different from the life nowadays. Even though they are physically weak, their voice is strong ever since. Using this blog, I was trying to focus on women’s status, and their representations in our texts. Women were mis treated in old days compared to the 21st century life.
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