Inequality in the social world might be expressed in different modes depending on what the author or the philosopher aims at achieving. Historically, gender inequality was at the peak as women were regarded to be a weaker sex than men. Later, different factors such as: education, race, culture, moral values and economic situation have become a major contributing factor of inequality in the society (Titus, 12). The story of Ophelia in the Hamlet describe how the destructive forces of inequality have change the way of life of women and more so young girls in the modern society. At young age, Ophelia is innocent and full of moral but when she becomes an adolescence she fall in love with Hamlet and she started to live a free live. The work provides an analysis of the limitation of inequality in gender, economic status, race and age.
It is of great concern that young girls who were unconcerned with their appearance when they young start to be obsessed with the nature of their body image (Titus, 11). At adolescence the girls start to break the orders of the norms by engaging into uncouth sexual behaviors and misuse of the drugs. In comparison with the past where the girls were submissive to their parents and to the male counterparts, the modern girls are civilized such that they even end up drinking alcohol.
The power of inequality especial in the school is usually expressed in terms of cultural and economic power differences (Titus, 26). The modern women are more empowered that the women of the past because previously no woman would object a judgment that came from men. Today, women in research class can now object an argument brought by a male by citing out the proper argument. The geographical, intellectual and geopolitical distance that existed previously among gender has now be closed in the modern time as there is equality within all genders.
In order to better understand inequality and the theories of inequality in the society it is importance to base the argument on the gender, class performance and race. By getting insight into aspects of class, gender, race and sexual meaning on will be in position to explain how the power of inequality in the society has become destructive. In the social world, there is a relationship and interaction among the aspects of race, ethnicity, sexuality, class and gender. It should always be noted that education does not at any one time guarantee economic security for any ethnic group, gender, race or class (Titus, 33). As a matter of fact it should be noted that both low and middle class parent expect their children to perform better in their academics in order to increase their mobility. Nevertheless, many children from poor families believe that children who come from well up families are more privileged than them and have the potential to perform better. The notion in regard to economic empowerment and performance in class is not always the case. Both the parents and the teachers are so much concerned with the performance of the students in classroom especially the girl child but girls have adopted a bad culture of just preferring low class jobs such as clerical in comparison to the male students.
The potential of a person should never be determined by her gender, economic status or race. The case of Liz and Amanda is such an example where some children in the society believes that some are more privilege than themselves because of their economic status in the society which is not always the case. Economic status of the family does not have any connect with an individual performance in classroom (Titus, 15). The culture of an individual should be understood by morals and values rather than the ideology of the individuals mind. Cultural ideology of the economic status of a given family determines the way of life of such a family. For instance, given the financial status of Liz, her mother is no concerned with her when she ends up to live with Jeff despite completing school. Some immoral behavior in the society is being encouraged by the parents because of poor economic status ideology within their minds.
The society should be at the forefront to change the ideology or the culture of blaming the family economic status in regard to the morals and begin to change the social organization setup that these people live in together. The must be appropriate structures which bring to light the cultural competences. Moreover, it should be understood that border also work even beyond classes. Both the white girls and the American girls have the potential to class beyond the culture and the moral values. There is no boundary into the way different girl whether in school or in the working class might behave in the society (Titus, 21). Mobility of the individual girls in the society cannot at any one time be understood in term of race, age, education or even family economic status but it is within the connotation of the individual girl mind and ideology. There is the possibility of the girls from different family background to have the sameness, alliances and differences when it comes to decision making in regard to their life.
In conclusion, in order to eliminate the gender inequality in terms of race, ethnicity, age and economic status among different girls in the society it would be better for the society and individuals to embrace historical and great social changes. The society should not only change the social structures in terms of the landscape and the institution but also alter the inner feelings, self definitions and experiences of the girls in the society. Based on this argument it would be possible to eliminate the inequalities in the society which are based on economic status, race, gender, age and ethnicity.
Titus, H. Border work between classes: the significance of social inequality. 2013. New York Publishers.