Feminine motifs through times and different places

AuthorEmine Shkodra
Vol. 3 No. 1
May, 2017
Balkan Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
IIPCCL Publishing, Graz-Austria
ISSN 2410-759X
Acces online at www.iipccl.org
Feminine motifs through times and di erent places
PhD Emine Shkodra
How tragic it was to bring to life a female in Albanian lands? This innocent creature was
considered the most tragic gure in the family where she was deprived of human rights.
Blinded, thus having no problem with eyesight, not having the right to education as her
counterparts had, undoubtedly you will experience anxiety and certainly loneliness without
no one to support you, living miserably and worried throughout your life, your vision of
future crushed; the future that others projected for you.
Undoubtedly, the concept of women as a sublime being which should be respected, with her
fragile heart as nature created her and her feminine goodness which gives force and pleasure
to masculine world.
Although today you see yourself in front of a free independent woman, who has set himself
free from a world of patriarchal frames inherited from generations before, you nd cases
where masculine world nds itself in shock from this equality – innocently the status of the
la er (men) comes from an exhausted patriarchal residue.
Having seen many cases, already appearing everywhere, of violence against women, I was
motivated to study the history and development of women’s status, starting from life and her
education, and ending up at her expression of beauty and fragility in the works of gurative
art which will be elaborated in the following chapters.
Key words: Women, education, gurative art, violence.
To create a clear idea about the evolution of Albanian women and her role in raising
awareness, we need to dig early days of human existence in our region, in order
to gain a chronological development of her. In the Albanian mentality but also of
neighboring peoples, in some remote places where there was no development and
education, being born female was considered misfortunate because females didn’t
enjoy any rights, the parent, particularly father acted according to his whims. Thus,
he could sell her; marry her according to his will, without worrying about the desire
and the right of expression of the girl (daughter) of his. In this way, women had
no rights whatsoever as human beings. Even on her husband’s side, which she met
on the wedding night, she didn’t enjoy any rights, because the female (bride) was
brought into husband’s house as a slave of his and of his family. So, she was used only
to give birth to descendants in order to increase husband’s family, and in many cases
she didn’t enjoy the right to her born child. The women of this period didn’t have a
regulated lawful status, but they were prone to canon which exercised every form of
oppression on them.

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