Inequality

This gallery will represent how different patterns of inequality, unfairness and dictatorship are completely demonstrated throughout the four texts in Mosaic II

The theme that I have chosen is inequality, because in ancient Greece, there were three type of political structure, and each one sounds pretty dictatorship to me, even though they call it democracy, and all citizens could vote for the government, however, when they said citizens, they meant that the people who owned lands, there were many people lived in Athens, but only the people who owned lands could vote for the government and the amount of citizens was approximately 500. The art piece is called "The King Governs by Himself", so I see this piece as the political structure in ancient Athens, where the "king" is metaphor for oligarchs and the people who surround the "king" would be the "citizens" who were high class, men, and owned lands.
This painting makes me think that the role of women is very important to the society not only in the ancient society, especially nowadays society. However, the world society sometimes treat women in a very unfair and discriminate way. For instance, women not allowed to study, because all women should do is to give birth to children and raise them...etc. However, In my opinion, women is a unbelievable and incredibly beautiful creature that God has created AND should not never be treated unfairly.
According to Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality on Page 28, It says "The savage, however, living among the animals and soon finding himself in a position to pit himself against them, soon compares himself to them, and noticing that he outstrips them in adroitness more than they do him in strength, learns not to fear them". This photo supports the notion of Rousseau's because we can tell that in the photo, two human being are up against the beasts in order to survive.
According to Rousseau, "Once the need was satisfied, the two sexes no longer recognized each other, and even the child meant nothing to the mother once he could do without her" and this painting reminds me of that quote, and brings me question, why is always the role of woman who should be abandoned?
I feel very familiar with this painting and I do feel this painting has strong connection with "The Communist Manifesto" and myself. First of all, I am originally raised and born in Beijing, and China is a communist country and Beijing is the capital of China.
This painting reminds me of a quote in this week text "Girls who have been thus weakly educated, are often cruelly left by their parents without any provision." Sometimes, a young woman's parents will die and will leave her all alone in the world. And without a husband or an education to fall back on, these women basically have nothing to help them survive. Many of them end up on the street or in the poorhouse, when even a little bit of education might have made them fit for a career.
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