Friday, April 7, 2017

Beauvoir and Sartre

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre have a unique relationship in that they share similar existential beliefs. They were also soulmates and intellectual partners. Therefore, they shared the same existentialist belief that females are forced to lie because society makes them do so. This allowed their relationship to be more open and very different from other relationships at that time. It is interesting that these two people that share the same beliefs are actually an example that helps prove their point.

4 comments:

Brooke Williamson said...

Beauvoir depicted the role of women as the "Other" while their male counterparts were seen as the standard. In general, this correlated to the relationship between genders in society.

Savannah Watermeier said...

If females are forced to lie, why did Sartre trust her? And why would a female even accept this fact? Especially one who identifies as a "feminist." I agree with everything Beauvoir believed in, except her relationship.

Rickeia Coleman said...

I agree, why would they just blindly accept the fact that women lie unless they mean women must lie in society in order to get by in life. Beauvoir was a feminist who believed that women are oppressed in a male dominated society where women are second class citizens and had to hide their feelings to get by in life. Sartre had similar beliefs which is why they had such a auccsssgul relationship where they both believed in existentialist ideas.

Bailey Taylor said...

Beauvoir has very feminist and progressive ideas. As in the idea that women have to lie to fit the gender roles. I really liked the article that we read by her.