Men Have Power Over Women
Throughout the term I have been reading "Great Expectations", where the author Charles Dickens choose the cultural assumption where the men have the power over the women. Charles Dickens shows this through the characters of Mrs Joe and Mr Joe. An example is when the Joe Family are in the house eating dinner and Mrs Joe has to cook the dinner for the boys. While Mrs Joe is still a house wife and cannot have a real job, Mr Joe sits there and does nothing after he comes home from his job as a blacksmith. Another example of men having power is when pip spends too much time at the cemetery and Mrs joe was looking for him everywhere and he turns up at home when Mr Joe is there and he sends pip up to his bedroom without any dinner.
I believe that men and women's right to have power should be equal as each other, not that men should hold all the power over the children. That’s not right they should hold the power together like they should share the power together over the children and in the house. Also that women and men should have jobs that pay money.
The time the book was written in the 1900s but based in the 1800s, were the men had all the control over the women and children. The women were just house wife's and all they did was do the cooking, cleaning and washing around the house. The men also had the job of providing food for the family so he had a job that paid money.
Dickens dose not challenge the cultural assumption. He leaves it the way it should be that the men have the power over the women and that the women only do the chores around the house.