'It must be nice,' she said. 'It must be very nice. I wish I could do such things.'
'It ain't the right kind of a life for a women.'
Her upper lips raised a little, showing her teeth. 'How do you know? How can you tell?' she said.
'I don't know, ma'am,' he protested. 'Of course I don't know. Now here's your kettles, done. You don't have to buy new ones' "(6-7).
The reason why the man didn't know why he thought the way he did about Elisa was because that's how society saw women as. They didn't think that women should be doing such things. The man thought of Elisa as innocent and weak due to the way the society thought in those times. That's why he didn't think Elisa should be doing
Why you should care?
Even today people's identities are determined by the way society views them. From your friends to your favorite movie star, you as part of the society view them in a certain way giving them an identity. For example, if the most known couple break up, you view them in a sense of betrayal giving them an identity of being a bad couple. In conclusion, I have learned that no matter how society views you, always be who who you are. Don't allow others to change your identity.