Through this poem the readers can see that it is possible to be true to what you believe without loosing yourself. The fact that she loved her husband with all her heart did not make her any less of a Puritan and in fact made her a greater writer. As an exemplar Puritan Bradstreet was expected to assume her role as a mother, wife, and housekeeper, which she did with astonishing devotion. Furthermore, she found the time to write magnificent poetry. Bradstreet’s writings are a window into her life.
Susan Glaspell, the playwright of Trifles relays feminist drama in a fascinating and psychological way. This play introduces women helping women in confinement to find freedom. Confinement can tear a woman apart, but the desire for freedom from society is embedded deep in the heart of all strong women. Trifles was written
This is to describe Mrs. Mallard’s emotions as she swings back and forth from being miserable to extreme joy at her newfound freedom. Now this can foster imagination and imply as if Mrs. Mallard had a deep inner life that is not connected to the outside world of her husband or friends. This is the fact that she confines herself in her room just to discover her feelings and interests are important. Unlike the reality of her outside world which was minimally described the narrator but inside Mrs. Mallard’s mind offers something that is lively and well
She helps to fill the loss of his mother. Because she is not stingy with her love, Morrie begins to see how important love truly is. She shows him that the world needs love to be a happy place and encourages him to be the person that shows love to
They claim that Katherine develops affections of appreciation and respect for Petruchio as the play goes on. Moreover, they associate Katherine’s newfound amiability and endearment to her recognition of Petruchio 's hardwork in providing for her and improving her personality. In fact, throughout the play, Katherine subtly conveys her love through slight gestures of devotion, finally manifesting all of her care for Petruchio in her final speech. After Bianca and the Widow refuse to return to their husbands in Act 5 Scene 2, Katherine’s begins her monologue, saying, “Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, thy head, thy sovereign. One that cares for thee, And for thy maintenance commits his body to pain labor both by sea and land…
She would battle this ‘looseness’ from God for the rest of her life, but she always found herself going back to her religion. Anne Bradstreet was modest about her work, saying it was full of mistakes. Yet, she is known as the first female writer of the New World and one of the few published female poet in the centuries to come. She also received praise from Cotton Mather, who compared her to Hippatia, Sarocchia, and Empress Eudicia (Martin). Anne died on September 16, 1672, and although she had no portraits, and no grave marker, she is still remembered as an accomplished
(St. Vincent Millay 1-4). In this poem, readers can see that during this period, women were beginning to question and rebel against the expectations society placed upon them. As St. Vincent Millay points out, women were now enjoying their freedom, but society still expected them to return to a placid lifestyle once they got married. As a result of the aforementioned expectation, a crucial question arises: why must a woman abandon her freedom in exchange for marriage?
Emily Dickinson is a poetic mastermind who has written many mind twisting poems with great complexity and thought. She was also an advocate for women’s equality as seen in almost every poem in some subtle way. Emily Dickinson tends to include in her poetry the themes of women’s equality, social withdrawal, and individualism; a few poems that reflect her traditional themes are “They Shut Me Up In Prose” and “Much Madness is Divinest Sense”. In the nearly 1,800 poems written by Emily Dickinson, she would give the reader specific and well thought out clues hinting at women’s equality.
Ann Woodlief, the author of the biography of “Anne Bradstreet” states “Anne was viewed as an intriguingly feminist writer, merging her sometimes overtly sexual imagery with the concepts of both her love for God and for her husband and family” (Woodlief 2015). This eventually led to a more in depth examination of her writings by feminist critics “in the mid-20th century” of her individualist take on more traditional
Anne Bradstreet, in her raw and personal poem, “The Author to Her Book” (1650), depict the submissiveness towards men that she and other women writers endured during this time period in order to describe why she was hesitant toward the publishing of her book. She supports this claim by elegantly including a metaphor by comparing her books to motherhood and by personifying her books as children since she treats her poetry anthropomorphically. Bradstreet's purpose is to demonstrate the ambiguous relationship she has with her books and to reveal her growth as an accepting writer who understands her books may not be as perfect as she had hoped for. She establishes a shift in tone, for an audience of aspiring writers, from a feeling of frustration
Catharine maintained her time by lecturing and writing books. Had she been a man, she would have joined her brothers in the clergy. However, she instead became an unofficial preacher to women about morals, self-sacrifice, modesty, and baby care in her works. Catharine was opposed to the suffrage movement and published an anti-suffrage book, The True Remedy for the Wrongs of Women and Woman’s Profession in which she portrayed the home and school as what women should exert their energy on. Catharine also helped establish other colleges in Burlington, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Many women still don 't understand the hidden power that they have. “As we learn more and more to cherish our feelings, and to respect those hidden sources of power, true knowledge and lasting action follow” (Lorde, 1982, pg. 281). Beyoncé is a great example of how she was able to use her voice and really promote feminism.
The book is full of love for her husband, and she creates a character for him that, as a reader, I felt I was going to miss despite that face that he was dead from the very beginning of the memoir. Through her memories of him, she made me get to know him and care for him, and she got me invested in their relationship, but his death made it so that I knew it was over. In a strange way, I felt myself wanting him to come back, but I knew this is impossible due to the fact that it was a
In the poems “To My Dear and Loving Husband” and “Upon the Burning of Our House” the author Anne Bradstreet allows the reader a glimpse of what she values. The two poems are alike because they both explore her religion and show her love for God. In these two poems they let you get a glimpse of the way she looked at things and saw the good side of everything. For example, in “ To My Dear and Loving Husband” it says “ if ever a man were loved by wife, then thee; if ever wife was happy in man,”.
As a result, she was not well appreciated for her contributions to literature. For example, in her poem, “To My Dear and Loving Husband”, she praises her husband and shows the affection towards him and considers herself to be the luckiest woman in this