With the concerns that Chopin had for the freedom of the women and the social part of their relationship with men and had decided to show her concerns through the novel. especially her concern with women 's issues. It clearly reflects a comment she once made regarding her writing: a desire to "describe human existence in its subtle, complex, true meaning, stripped of the veil with which ethical and conventional standards have draped it." The Awakening does exactly that" (Timko). The Awakening was written based on Kate Chopin however more her concerns on women 's issues.
I would stress upon the struggles the narrator undergoes to overcome the problem. My emphasis is on the writing which reflects the narrator’s life. It also speaks of an instinct of writing which is killed and how it later springs up due to the unconscious drive which is the result of the storage of all the thoughts, memories and feelings that seem disturbing in the mind. Application of the techniques of Gynocriticism : Psychodynamic approach and the construction of a female frame work of the analysis of women’s literature. It is an attempt to prove that the narrator’s writing is a way to express unconscious wishes in a publicly accepted manner and that it is a gynotext.
Indeed, this study seeks to demystify the male-centric mindset to promote the visibility of women in the contemporary interpretation of literary works demonstrating that women play a greater role in the literature despite the proximity given to male protagonist. There are significant women who play integral parts in Beowulf. This study gives attention to Hildeburh as a woman of value. In fact, her values are not only limited to the explicates in the piece of literature, but can be related to the Anglo-Saxon society at
In their book, The Mad Woman in the Attic, (1979), Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar examine the relationship between female writers and literary tradition. Although their work is multi-facetted, their central argument in regard to women and tradition posits that female writers experience what Gilbert and Gubar coin the “anxiety of authorship,” a feeling of distress that stems from the lack of female authors in the literary tradition for contemporary female writers to relate to for inspiration in their writing (49). This anxiety for the female writer is rooted in a literary tradition dominated by men, a patriarchal system that conforms female characters in literature to masculine desires, such as the poets muse. Enclosing women in such stereotypes
Similarly, Luke Venture touches her heart and removes the wounds from her heart. She brings a change in her life and starts to realize her individual existence. The silence is chief factor in house and she comprehends that Mac and she have different temperamental polarities as they are like two parallel lines which can move in parallel but can never meet. As Patel says, “Deshpande looks forward for the spaces of extra marital relationship. Through her female protagonists she recommends that in spite of the domination of male authority, a women retains the strength… through the expression of her hidden talents (Writings in English 15).
Women and Tradition: Battling Patriarchy With a Pen In the second chapter of their book, The Mad Woman in the Attic, (1979), Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar examine the relationship between female writers and literary tradition. Their central argument posits that female writers experience the “anxiety of authorship,” distress that stems from the lack of female precursors in the literary tradition for contemporary female writers to reference for inspiration and validation in their writing (Gilbert and Gubar 49). This disenfranchisement of female authorship is rooted in a literary tradition dominated by men, a patriarchal system that conforms female characters in literature to masculine desires, such as the poet 's muse or the angel. Enclosing
This essay endeavours to explore the connections between female sexuality and women’s writing in Possession. Molly Hite wrote that the female body “becomes a text that must be read in order to be dismantled and reassembled by an emergent female aesthetic” (123). With this in mind, the essay will carefully analyse three of the major female characters featured in the novel, Val, Christabel and Maud. Each character will be individually examined with particular attention to her writing and to what extent her sexuality impacts upon her publications in the male dominated academic realm. Val occupies perhaps the least influential role in the novel; she is the long term girlfriend of the main character Roland Mitchel.
She has a woman’s perspective on the world. One of the finds that the primary reason for Shashi Deshpande to write is that she allows to create her own world. Creative writing allows her a ‘safe place’, from which she can explore a wide range of experience, especially– in regard to woman’s status in society. While writing Shashi Deshpande has touched a major aspect of women’s life, which is marriage. Kenneth W. Phifer on Marriage as an Institution- The institution of marriage was begun that a woman might learn how to love and, in loving, no joy; that a man and a woman might learn how to share pain and loneliness and in, sharing .know strength; that a man and woman might learn how to give and, in giving know communion.
Novels bring out Sahgal as a writer with feminist concerns seeking independent existence of women. She recognizes that as a woman novelist, her primary obligation is that of advocating the emancipation of women. She describes in her novels how a woman is exploited during the modern times by both the individuals and the society. She tried to portray the sensibility of women that how a woman looks out at herself and her problems and feels that women should try to understand and realize herself as a human being and not just as an appendage to some male life. Theme of the Novel: The novel is a fine example of the Female Literary Tradition in Indian English Language.
But they do present their own brand of feminism in very subtle ways. These novelists have presented a woman’s world from a women point of view, which shows their serious concern over women’s issues. We find that these novelists portray a wide spectrum of contemporary Indian women of today. These novelists have commendably given a realistic representation of the consciousness of