is the writer book. He wrote the book in ...
is the writer book. He wrote the book in 1479. Liverpool England is the social
background from which the book has been set.
The book comprises two letters that address love and suffering that a
woman faces when she departs from her lover. It has been one of the books that
address the issue of prostitution in the society and key contributors of this
vice. It outlines the roles played by each gender in stimulation of the vise.
By looking in details the events in the
life of Funny Hill, we can tell how various circumstances contribute to its
The social context of the book
mainly focuses on women and their pleasures when they are in love. The chief
center of attention for the letters is the problems that women face due to
perceptions of men and the pain they go through to the time of full recovery.
In this case, the first letter outlines the pain in the heart of a departed lady. About the historical background of the book,
the first letter draws a clear picture of the life and the divergent problems surrounding
the lady. It addresses her life since she was a young had girl to the time the
time she is a grown up. In the letter, she shows the love her mother had
offered her and the sacrifices she made to better her life. She also tells on
the problems she faced while she was studying. She spent her early years in a
small village in Liverpool in a very poor family. The basis of historical
context of the book is on the early life with innumerable problems of the young
girl. The book draws a clear outline of the every step of the narrator’s life.
The narrator encounters many people in her early as she tries to push her way
in life. At Mr. Brown’s business, she
encounters many people. It becomes the turning point of her life as Mr. Brown
does not care how the customers address her. The customers refer to her as the
girl provided for them. It could be interpreted as "prostitute". She
explains different events she passed through her life to the point she was
settled alone abandoned by her conduct. The letter out-rules all the adventures
that had befallen her as she tried to exercise her new career.
primary idea in the book regards perceptions of men for women. The book shows
that men undermine women through perceptions they hold over them. The book also
draws ideas to circumstances that render women to be involved in prostitution
and the harm it have on those involved. The book draws the ideas from the case
of Funny Hill’s events in life. The book also draws the ideas to the problems
women face when they lose those they love. It shows the wounds and sufferings
these women undergo to the time of fully recovery
From the viewpoint of the author,
Fanny Hill is a character who has been well constructed. It is because every
step in the life of the character paves the way for another event. As a result, the writer of the book describes
the character constructed. To start with, we find the character as a young girl
in a minor village in Liverpool. She is brought up in a poverty-stricken
family. She goes to school trough the sacrifice of her mother. Later she loses
her parents through a small-pox, and this becomes the beginning of her new and
different life. It forces her to move places as she seeks people who could help
her continue with her life. As a result, the character ends up being employed
as a house caretaker and later as a business lady by Brown. Here, she faces a
lot of insults from the customers who refer her as a girl brought for them. The
situation influences her life and character to which she ends up regretting
about. It is through these events that the author. The arrangement of events
that occurs in the life of the girl makes her appear to.
The situations that Funny Hill
undergoes in her life are at one point or the other attributed by different
circumstances. Her life is full of circumstances that make her do things she
would have no desired. It is the reason she states at the end of the first
letter that she is full of regrets and has decided to put her conduct to an
end. According to the authors' viewpoint, Funny Hill is the way she is since
different circumstances have made her to be like that. For example, the death
of her parents leaves her with no other options other than to seek for
employment for sustenance of her daily needs. Encounter with divergent people
who do not care about her welfare makes her change the character and the code
of conduct. She becomes a prostitute not because she opted to be one but
because she Mr. Brown did not care about the way customers would talk to her.
In the second letters, different events happen in the life of Funny Hill. She
feels broken hearted, and this is the reason for her addressing the power of
love. In reality, Funny Hill is in love with Mr. Cole. As Mr. Cole's mistress,
she falls in love with him, and her life begins to change. At different points
with respect to the second letter, she enjoys different pleasures and love, and
this makes her feel worthy. She is involved in several vises together with Mr.
Cole's son and Mr. Charles, who was a captain. The character is involved in
numerous activities in her life at divergent occasions and her life changes
depending on the situation surrounding her.
The book draws graphic description
of sexuality by focusing on the life that funny hill is involved in right from
the time she was working for Mr. Brown. Funny Hill is involved in several
sexual vises and prostitution. Presentation of sexuality in the by the author
shows it is a pleasure for men and women. Most men just wanted to engage in
sexuality with Funny Hill and it lenders her as a prostitute. In most occasions
when Funny Hill was working for Mr. Brown, the customers referred to her as the
girl provided for them which meant that any man was free to use her sexually as
he wished. When Funny Hill is led upstairs by Mr. Cole, she is afraid to find
herself surrounded by men who caressed her. The first statement from these men
is that Funny Hill was up to the standard of their taste. Every man in this
place wants to use her sexually in order to fulfill their desires. Their
perceptions towards her are that she is a sex object that came to the company
to satisfy their pleasures. The author in this case wants to show the manner in
which men perceive sexuality to be. To them, they just think that sexuality is
for self-satisfaction, and that's the main reason they are happy when Funny
arrives in the company to the extent of caressing her animatedly.
The main target group is the young
women since they are the people who are mainly affected by the issues of sexual
abuse by men. Just as Funny Hill is viewed as a sex object by most men,
youngest women in the society are involved in such situations whereby men abuse
them sexually with false promises. The purpose of the book is to take caution
in their lives since they could end up in situations they never intended. It is
important to them since they can make wise choices in their lives. They will
also be in a state to discern the right people in their lives and those whose
intentions are just but to satisfy their sexual needs and leave them
brokenhearted. The book is the significance to young women as it clearly
presents the dangers of prostitutions in once life.
Prostitution lowers dignity among
women and furthers the power of men. Women seek to support the sex workers
whereas they perceive the work itself as wrong. Historically and at present
times, women have been victims of prostitution of both direct and subtle forms
of expressions in men. Women hold different opinions as to how they can end
this oppression. In most cases, women involved in prostitution are forced to do
so by circumstances or the people around them (Roleff 34). Often, women
involved in prostitution are oppressed by men who use them just to satisfy
their sexual needs. These women have often been humiliated in the society and
are referred to as immoral. At times, women opt to enter into prostitution when
those they love heartbreaks them to the extent that they feel so desperate.
Prostitution among women is a vise that women should be determined to end to
safeguard their dignity.
As a female reader, I sympathized
with Funny Hill for the situations that she encountered in her life. She lost
her parents at an early age and was forced to involve herself in prostitution
as a way of making her end meet. She is also brokenhearted when he loses the
man he loved, and this leaves her with wounds to heal. I feel that women are
treated with no dignity in the society. Men in most cases in the book treat
women as sex objects. For example, Mr. Brown was the main contributor for Funny
Hills misfortunes as he did not care how customers talked to her. Customers'
perceptions are that Funny Hill had been working at Mr. Brown's business for
the satisfaction of their sexual needs. I feel that is discrimination against
women as men perceives them as sex organs which serve the purpose of satisfying
their sexual needs.
Funny Hill is heartbroken by men who
promises her love but finally ends up breaking their promises to her. Mr. Cole
and other men who work in the company posses perceptions those women are just,
but people whose core responsibility is satisfaction of their sexual needs.
They caress Funny Hill soon after getting into the room and say that she is of
the state that suit their requirements. Women are also core contributors
towards their oppression as other women get oppressed in their midst. I also
felt that women have a big role to play in their defense against oppressions by
men. Men should also treat women with respect. They should perceive women as
their equals other than sex partners whose only role is to satisfy them
In conclusion, prostitution and
sexual perceptions that men have over women are vises all people in society
should fight against. All people should be treated equally regardless of their
gender. Women should stand strong to defend their position in the society by
advocating for punishment to those involved in abuse of their fellow women.
Women in societies are undermined by men just as funny Hill is undermined. She
faces different kinds of harassments from men and false promises that leave wounds
to heal in her heart. The challenges she face in life are predominantly what
makes her turn to be who she is. She use sexuality as a source of income and
this spoils her future life. It is thus important for society members primarily
women to join hands and help each other at times of needs as a way of reducing
Roleff, Tamara L. Prostitution.
Detroit: Greenhaven, 2006. Print.