Gender Roles: Describe The Gender Roles In "A Rose For Emily" And "Papas Waltz" In Their Respective Stories

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For many years society has embraced the idea that the difference between men and women were biologically determined. Thou through traditions, media, and peers we act accordingly to how others view us. Each individual has pressure placed upon them based on their gender. Our sex is determined by genetics while our gender is programmed by social customs. Some theories interpret that a women is tender and a loving mother while on the other hand men are aggressive hunters and are the dominant one of the family. People who support this theory seems to believe that men and women are happier when fulfilling the roles nature determined for them. Women are to be nurturing and men are to be provid ...view middle of the document...

She gives a split between gender roles and social roles because of these problems. She was expected to be the model lady for the town, yet when the days of her fathers passing came, she became the thing that the rest of the people shied away from, even after the help they tried to provide.In "My Papa's Waltz" the gender roles given were not to a female, but this time to a male, the golden days father figure if you will. When the line that read "You beat time on my head, With a palm caked hard by dirt", came up, it showed me that the father is more than likely a blue collared worker and has been doing manual labor at his place of employment. We all could assume that he has been at work very recently, and more than likely afterwards went out with his buddy workers for a couple of drinks whiskey. He then comes home and "Waltzes" through the door to continue the waltz with his son. We often view the hard working father over labored father as either distant and cold, or a happy and yet violent drunkard, yet when we step back and look at what the male goes through in conditions such as construction or mining, it is understandable to feel a need of getting away.Both "A Rose For Emily" and "My Papa's Waltz" both give light on how strong gender roles seemed to persuade what people used to be like. Our time and age now is much different now with women leaving to jobs, more than ...


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