No voice

After reading Russulka, I couldn’t help but notice how much it resembled a situation that many women used to find themselves in. And that is not having a voice that can be heard, in a figurative sense. Even though Russulka put herself in the predicament that she was in, I found it rather unfortunate that she couldn’t effectively express her discomfort. It was even more disheartening, when all the men around her started assuming that they knew what she wanted and controlled her life. Yes, the prince may have had a kind heart and good intentions, but perhaps attempting to figure out what Russulka really wanted would have been helpful. This entire piece to me just spoke to the fact that a woman’s voice in society has never been that powerful, and despite the progress that woman have made in today’s society, traces of this are still apparent. Another thing I want to point out was that regardless of how educated Russulka was, her voice and opinions were still forced to take a back seat to whatever the men thought.

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