woman (153). This is a representation of how female gender is despised. They are only observed
as the tools for experiment thus depriving them the human dignity. Although Rappaccini is
observed as a learned professor who does not respect human right like the science, he is being
biased on gender. He intends to use women as the centre of the experiment which is poisonous.
He lacks the shreds of tenderness to the female gender since he observes them as not being
different from the objects of his experiment. Although this Hawthorne’s story is a moral fable, he
uses a woman to represent the tool of a poisonous experiment (Coleman 1). Rappaccini regards
Beatrice as one of the poisonous plants in the garden. This is a depiction of how males are
underrating females in the novel.
Philadelphia Burke is used to represent the women’s weak role of acting as an object in
Tiptree’s novel. Although advertisement is illegal, women are used as the tools to carry out such
ads. However, the health conditions of Burke does not allow her to live healthy for long since
she later lands in the hospital after an attempted suicide. Her condition deteriorates, and the
option to prolong her life becomes the use of a machine. This machine, however, lacks the
human brains. Her life is changed to become a remote machine which is known as Delphi.
Delphi uses the brain of Burke, and she is the one who controls it. The new being is more
attractive than the previous Burke whose health had been jeopardized by the disease. The
transformation of Burke into Delphi made her lose her humanity, and she is easily abused,
shunned, and ignored (Stevenson 95). Tiptree objectifies Burke who is a woman. The
objectification of Burke shows how women dignity is likened to the technological gadget. A
woman deserves to live like a human being, and severe disease should be free to take over her
life if the treatment measures remain ineffective. The mechanization of Burke is an expression of