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In the early 1900s women were brainwashed into believing they had their rights and freedoms because of the usage of propaganda This changed with the advent of World War Two While the men were away fighting and the women stepped up taking the mens roles their perspectives had also started to change along with their daily lives Woman had faced many predicaments due to societal expectations where their freedom of sexual expression and limited rights made them act how society wanted them to act where they had no freedom to be themselves Women were blind to the opportunities they had available to them at the time Their minds were programmed to make them believe they were to become Domestic Goddesses and The Perfect Housewives In the movie Mona Lisas Smile the director sets up the teacher Katherine Watson as a contrast to the 1950s society within the institution of Wellesley College Propaganda created by the media and elders has brainwashed the women to be domestic goddesses and they have been manipulated to believe that it would give them the key to happiness Katherine is dedicated to change that by altering her students personal point of views through her own perspectives and teachingsKatherine Watson goes against the traditional ways and teachings of Wellesley College an institution which brainwashes its young women to believe their sole purpose in life is to get married and take care of their husband and families Katherine tells her student Joan that she should continue her education and head to law school alongside getting married Katherine is rebellious against the societal expectations and stereotypical roles portrayed on women that they should get married stay home cook clean and do the chores while their husband is out working She believes women deserve equal rights as men so they should be able to pursue their dreams of acquiring education because they are just as capable However Katherine doesnt realize that Joans way of
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