Simone De Beauvoir: The Oppression Of Women
Women are forced to endure the before mentioned hurdles and oppression until they are married where they then become expected to relinquish even more control and eventually be doomed to a life of servitude, repetition, and routine (Beauvoir 519). Therefore, in order to overcome male oppression, society must give in several ways. One major way that society must adapt is in relation to fantastic and realistic perceptions. The fantasy must be abolished because there is a clear line of demarcation; fantasy always succumbs to reality. “’Women are made to suffer’ they say” yet as soon as they attempt to revolt, they are challenged and overwhelmed by male superiority (Beauvoir 650). As long as women continue to believe in fantasy and she is expected behold said fantasies, woman will remain a “slave,” “servant,” “doormat” and man will continue to take advantage of them (Beauvoir 693). Woman like Elena will continue to be deceived into believing that men will uphold their ends of the fantasy, which also contradicts what is expected of man and what is biologically …show more content…
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