Women 's Relationship Between Men And Women Essay

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Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists explored the ways in which men renegotiated their relationship with women in response to women’s demand for greater equality. Caillebotte’s two paintings -- Interior and Young Man at His Window—suggest that men responded by encouraging women’s return to their traditional gender roles. Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles” present women who are fully men’s intellectual equals, but it suggests that only their solidarity would ensure justice in a men’s world. Lastly, T.S. Eliot depicts women in a demeaning light. He describes his female characters as an unambitious and uncommunicative tool at the disposal of men. Eliot attempts to discourage women’s equality. As the relationship between men and women began to change, these artists noticed and voiced their concerns.
Gustave Caillebotte along with many other artists led the late 19th century Impressionist revolution. For the first time artists became concerned with modern life, leisure activities and marginalized people. Additionally, societal norms allowed women to take part in these leisure activities with their male counterparts. This brought women into the foreground where artists began drawing women as their subjects. As a result, they illuminated the public to marginalized groups, specifically women. Caillebotte showed the different perspectives of privileged men and women through Interior and Young Man at His Window. In Young Man at His Window, he shows a young man looking out…

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