The document “Ain’t I A Woman” Leads me to believe during that period for African American women was not equal nor fair compared to the whites of that period. The author Sojourner Truth tell us in the document “he says women can’t have as many rights as men, ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman!”. This sentence makes my stomach crawl not only is his argument compelling, but I feel it is right.
She could accomplish more than most men do and she is a black woman. The document shows the discrimination against woman and black women.”The Story of an Hour” is a story about a woman who is named Mrs. Mallard, who just received terrible news that her husband had passed away. She grieved over her loss. Soon after she felt relief; she felt free. The period where the story takes place in is a time where men had more power than women and women were suppressed.
With Mrs. Mallard’s husband gone, she could finally look forward to the future. To understand this, we have to recognize that women had more power in a relationship than marriage. She finally had the freedom she had before marriage; she could now live for herself. Unfortunately, the story ends with her dying soon after her husband due to heart disease.Both “Ain’t I a Women” and “Story of an Hour” show the view and problems of women during the 1800s. Both of the documents are trying to bring across the same point women were treated poorly, Mrs.
Mallard story is a perfect illustration. Today’s society women are more independent and don’t feel the same way Mrs. Mallard felt because women during the time her story took place women still struggled with being treated equally. Mrs. Mallard had a feeling of great freedom after her husband’s death. I’m grateful that things have changed because of the change my mom had, and my sister will have an equal chance just like I will.