Adrienne Rich and Audre Londre brought racism as black women participated in the feminist movement so they aimed at protesting their exclusions within their literary works, which have importance of the development of contemporary American literature in terms of racist feminist movement. Adrienne Rich and Audre Londre made turning point for America by handling the most serious problem racism, sexism and class conscious for black women. Generally, feminism provides women to find a place in the society so their writing which addresses all the women are continuously identified with general experience of women. These writers unreluctantly wrote their works at a time when there is no alternative for women to be secondary position. “She is disgusted with her following of faithful feminists and, like a vixen, tries to escape them… “(Langdell,243) In her poem “Diving into the wreck, Adrienne Rich visualizes someone who comes back to solve the problem of women position which becomes getting worse then in her deep memory, she concludes that it was obviusly her family that lead to that damage.
As an African-American female writer, her writings are profuse in rank about black culture. Her accountability as a black artist is to uphold black cultural perception, to enlighten and reinforce the values of black cultural legacy. The repressive life experience of African-American women in a racially prejudiced culture is treated with an eccentric voice in Morrison’s work The Bluest
Even at the beginning Crane does not give Maggie’s bright future promises. She was living aside quietly in the storms and out of concentration on her character, which as a protagonist of the novella is not peculiar. Robert Tine writes, “By my count, Maggie - though she is the title character - has fewer than two dozen spoken lines in the entire book. She is passive […] and yet it is her silence (Tine, 2005, p.19).” Besides, her inner life stays not defined and for all her narrative centrality - the book itself bears her name, but after all, we know nothing about her feelings that push her to act in different situations. Moreover, one may find out that the uncertain death and incomplete endings are usual for the writers of that time because of the fact that the real life continues and tomorrow is vague.
We see this confident siren-like character longing for the greater things in life, as Mahfouz uses contextual settings to draw Hamida away from the alley, away from the seclusion. Unlike many characters of the prose, Hamida feels restricted in this environment, partially to do with her personality, but also because of her age. Following the storyline of the novel shows Hamida’s first real exposure to the outside world. After Faraj manages to convince her to become a prostitute, we see Hamida fall from her sheltered life. I believe that Mahfouz set it so that her intentions were confused, this “opportunity” given to her did indeed promise her escape from the alley, but also compromised her values, which gives a realistic take on the scenario.
Through this section, Gross spoke about how laws existed to protect people, but black women were considered to be extremely sexual beings thus the law said that black women did not deserve to be protected. Gross used the experience of a woman named Hester and the using this experience in Gross’s writing made the talk about slavery much more effective. Furthermore, women were actually punishable by death if they choose to fight against their captors. Which further discussed the issues of being denied protection but fatally condemned by it at the same time. The last argument that Gross makes discussed how even though there were less African American living in a city compared to Caucasian or Latinos, but, female African Americans still took up 47.5% of prisoners.
Women were subject to marriages without regard for their personal preference. Mathilde revealed her detest to such norms as she stated, "What kind of love makes you yawn? You might as well be pious and devout" (Stendhal, 1830). These thoughts show how Stendhal's novel blend of romanticism and realism (external and internal problems) marries to mirror the ruminations of individuals and group mentality. Moreover, an oppressed and alienated group has been societally discriminated: women.
The protagonist of The Yellow Wallpaper anthropomorphizes the floral elements of the yellow wallpaper, wherein wallpaper is typically a feminine floral decoration on wall interiors. These elements signify the scrutiny Victorian society makes of lives of its womenfolk, particularly of women who are creative and insubordinate to their spouses. The protagonist is one such woman; her writing denounces her imaginative character and the surreptitious persistence of her writing denounces her matrimonial and feminine disobedience which were considered radical in her contemporary society. Gilman expresses the suppression felt by women from societal scrutiny to be one of “strangling”, through the narrator, who in one instance describes the wallpaper pattern like so: “it strangles so; I think that is why it has so many heads… the pattern strangles them off and turns them upside down, and makes their eyes white!” Her anthropomorphizing of the pattern of the wallpaper adopts a grimmer facet when she writes that “when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide.” It is also significant to note that the narrator describes the pattern as suicidal because it again emphasizes the narrator’s desperate, almost suicidal, need to flee the imprisonment of the nursery and from the oppressive, male-dominant society that the room and its wallpaper represent. Asides of the pattern, there are many probable connotations of the yellow colour of the wallpaper, for instance with jaundiced illness, and also the rigid oppression of masculine sun.
Edna sympathizes with her own mother, but the relationship between Edna and her mother is not good. This paragraph portrays Mansfield’s own attitude towards her family. As Tomalin states Mansfield’s mother also wanted to travel and explore and not to settle just like she and Edna’s mother did: “If her own father had not died, Katherine remembered her saying, she would have liked to have become a traveller, an explorer even” (Tomalin 10). The theme of isolation presents here by Edna’s point about being alone at homes, there is a link to Mansfield, who used to consider herself the ugly duckling. Edna is a timid and a shy girl, who blushes and feels embarrassed.
(1) As a Southern lady, Blanche 's narrowly defined social role has kept her from admitting her natural appetites and pursuing them forthrightly. She has felt obliged to lie to herself and to others. A streetcar named desire took place during the rise of feminism period where the role of women demanded to be upgraded and have equal rights with men. In the entire play the role of gender and feminism is shown at the character of Blanche. The different female characters of the play share something common and something