Feminism In Ichiyo

“The Thirteenth Night” by Higuchi Ichiyo shows that women in that era didn’t really have as much power as men did. The women are supposed to obey the husband. The women have to deal with all the stuff that happens at home. The women have to take care of their kids, which is a normal and a wonderful thing to do. The most important job for a woman is being a good mom, which Oseki did when she decided to go back to her husband for their son they had together. Women around that era weren’t allowed to vote. Women that are married all they have to do is make their husband happy. In the story the way Oseki navigates through it knowing she is going to be with her son is the only thing that makes her happy. Women were protesting to get the same rights as men, especially in votes.

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