Shashi Deshpande the daughter of famous Sanskrit scholar Adya Shriranga is a promising writer in the history of Indian English Literature. She bagged many awards for her credit. She won Thirumathi Rangamalai Prize for the novel Roots and Shadows in the year 1982-83. She becomes the inner voice for convoluted, self abnegated, mute and lost women in the male dominated society. In the novel Roots and Shadows she projects her protagonist, Indu, who faces discrimination, identity crisis at different levels of her life.
Daisy Buchanan, a character from ‘’The Great Gatsby’’ By Scott Fitzgerald who is a Villain archetype. The definition of a villain is a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot. Daisy Buchanan fits the characteristics of being a villain because she was very materialistic, selfish, kills another woman the novel and lets someone else take the blame for it. Daisy Buchanan is a shallow and hurtful woman. I wanted to invest this research project on Daisy Buchanan from ‘’The Great Gatsby” because I am interested in knowing how women were back in the 20th century, how each acted towards one another and how women expressed their character.
Domestic Imprisonment in The Yellow Wallpaper The Yellow Wallpaper is an epistolary short story written in 1892 using conventions of the psychological Gothic horror to critique the position of women in the domestic circle within a Victorian society by prominent American feminist and social reformer Charlotte Perkins Gilman who lived from 1860 to 1935. This work of fiction is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century towards women’s health, both physical and mental. In this essay, I will be discussing the portrayal of imprisonment within the domestic sphere in The Yellow Wallpaper with close commentary on space and setting primarily, as well as supporting references to other
At first glance, Madame Ratignolle and Mademoiselle Reisz are opposites to one another, but as Edna has yet to conclude, both are responsible for the decision of Edna longing to become a single woman again. A foil is defined as “a gauge by which to judge the behavior of both characters better by putting their actions into perspective,” according to the English Companion. In The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, written in 1899, the author presents the readers with a pair of foils. The contrast of Mademoiselle Reisz and Madame Ratignolle supports the theme of The Awakening by proving that women cannot obtain societal norms without the elimination of their independance. Madame Ratignolle is the textbook perfect mother.
In his article, Listening to Guinevere: Female Agency and the Politics of Chivalry in Tennyson’s Idylls, Stephen Ahern examines the treatment of women in the poems, specifically the character of Guinevere in relation to her male counterpart Arthur, and provides a complex view of Tennyson’s underlying message as a critique on the Victorian social constructs of his time rather than a simple representation of it. Ahern builds a solid argument for Guinevere’s treatment as the victim in the story ultimately signifying that she was being used as a model of the wrongs of the standard Victorian expectation of femininity. This complex analysis of the text gives a different, more modern perspective of the poems. The key features of his argument cite
The first chapter, “The Ordinary Devoted Mother” opens with a reoccurring dream that she had and the moments before she revealed to her mother that she is writing an autobiographical book about her father and their family. From the very beginning, we see her unrestrained emotion coming out when she imagines that she is talking to her mother. She says to herself, “You smarmy,
Even there are some of them write exactly the same story of their experience, and Charlotte Bronte narrates her own story in Jane Eyre. There have been so many arguments about this case for many years, but the life of Jane has a lot in common with the author of the novel, Charlotte Bronte. In this paper, the researcher is going to try to find out the influence, similarity, and the relation between Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte’s character, their childhood, their relationships with parents, friends, and their suffering in living. Jane Eyre is a foundation of studying English literature courses in all universities around the world; this novel tells us a story of little girl “Jane” who struggle into life to reach assert of her own identity.
(2016, p. 323). She goes on to express how their writings are in part negative towards these actions as less than political. These actions against old moral standings was very much political, and a big part of the feminist movement of that
Bryant Lockridge, Helen M. Sterk.2012, 78). Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who is one of the early pioneer of the feminist movement in the first decade of century and who is interested in the social and economic roots of women's oppression, in her books The Home: Its Work and Influence (1903) and Human Work (1941), she attacks motherhood and the domesticity of women in the early 20th century. She suggests that the liberation of women and of children and of men, for that matter requires getting women out of the house, both practically and ideologically and that that the relegation of women to roles associated with their sexual or reproductive activity is disadvantageous to their progress as individuals and as a race. Gilman was against culture which
This paper seeks to offer an intrinsic analysis of the play, illustrating a society that promotes sexism, sexist exploitation and depression. The paper will use the feminist literary theory adopting key concepts: patriarchy, heteronormativity and queer theory in highlighting these instances. The writer used the text, “In the chest of a woman”, as a social commentary to highlight barriers women face in their effort to achieve their desires. As an illustration of the stated theme, Nana Yaa Kyeretwie desired to possess power, however, she being a woman placed her on a disadvantaged side as her younger brother was bestowed with the Ebusa Kingdom.
Firstly, it is not always easy to separate private from public meanings in Victorian texts, even when distinctions seem clear on the surface. Furthermore on this concept, Harman also claims that the public realm for women is associated not just with political action, but with self-manifestation and self-display. She later concludes this thought by writing that Gaskell’s solution for balancing the public and private spheres is an unstable and ambiguous one. I will agree with this, but I will disagree that this happens because of the women in the novel. The conclusion of Gaskell’s work in my opinion is more about the ambiguous circumstances surrounding the differences between the working class and leisure class rather than the expectations of women in a public
Hope for a Sexually Egalitarian Society According to Gayle Rubin, literature on women often focuses on the nature and origin of female oppression and social subordination. By understanding many authors intent when writing female literature, one can infer that the novel Herland, by Charlotte Perkins, is an attempt to question the male role in female oppression. Understanding Rubin Perks and other writers who choose to speak in favor of female equality; one begins questions if equality is possible. Rubin states that “if innate male aggression and dominance are at root of female oppression, then the feminist program would logically require the extermination of the offending sex”.
Gender in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its 2004 Television Adaptation (2004) Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus (1795)—a paradox for both gender theorists and filmmakers. A paradox for filmmakers, because most of the book consists of needlessly verbose reflections on natural scenery, emotions, and relationships, with little dramatic tension or any of the other elements that makes for a page-turning thriller; there is conflict, much melodrama, and occasional moments of horror but not enough to maintain much suspense. Nevertheless, Frankenstein appears to be one of the stories most frequently adapted in film, and even more so if one counts films that owe it a debt without giving credit, such as Blade Runner and the recent television