Different image of the wife between sixteenth centuries and today

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Today many wives always want to have same position with their husband. So that they always have conflict with each other. Why they always have conflict? Actually, it is effected by wife who changes the traditional role.

As I remembered that wife and husband lived together very well in sixteenth century. They didn't have any conflict. Many wives would obey their husband when their husband order them to do everything. What different image of the wife between sixteenth centuries and today? We can divide three different images to explain in the Shakespeare's play ' The Taming of the shrew' and two articles for ' Japanese women no longer resigned to traditional roles' and ' Men, women more confused about roles'.

The first different image is that many wives liked to live with their husband together in sixteenth centuries. In 'The Taming of the shrew', Katherine needed to live in the Petruchio's house.

When she pointed out the mistake to her husband, her husband would call her who came back to their home. We can see that the respect of Katherine ' Forward, I pray, since we have come so far, and be it moon, or sun, or what you please.' 1 In fact, she needed her husband to support her life. If Petruchio didn't support her life, then she couldn't live only herself. Oppositely,

many wives have their new style of life today. They don't need their husband to support their life. They can take care themselves. In article 'Men, women more confused about roles' , Lillian is an example, ' When her marriage ended, she returned to work but would prefer to return full time to mothering.' 2 , who doesn't need her husband to support her life.

The second different image is that many husbands...