Additionally to this, the plot around in a gothic horror theme where ghosts and secrets. Brontё criticize the role that women had in that time. The lack of feminism, limits of women, the concept of how a woman had to behave, how women had to be un-passionate and respectful all the time, the way that women could not express themselves, and rebellions are the themes presented in this novel and the ones that Charlotte criticized about the Victorian period. Furthermore, she criticized how medicine could be more advanced. She expressed her background in her novel.
Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables tries to explore the effects of different moral philosophies. In the first part of the novel, it mainly deals with Hedonistic and Utilitarian views, focusing on how they have affected two main characters: Fantine and Jean Valjean, respectively. Both were cast away into the lowest reaches of society, but were exposed to different moral philosophies by the people around them. Those morals shaped the path they took in their lives, and the decisions they have made since then. Jean Valjean was imprisoned for 19 years, constantly belittled by those around him as well as those in positions of authority.
Edgar Allen Poe was very afraid of people who were mentally insane but didn’t know. Those are one of the most dangerous people who can live depending on how a person is. In many Edgar Allen Poe poems, he was a very dark story writer with many famous poems such as “The Raven”, “The Black Cat”, “Annabel Lee”, “Eldorado”, “Tamerlane”, etc. He was a very compelling author. Many people didn’t really credit his work until several years after his sad death.
This continued from the Renaissance all the way up to the Age of Enlightenment, after which the attitude toward women began to improve. Literature played an important role in this and the first signs of feminism was seen through the writings of prolific women such as Mary Wollstonecraft. John Milton’s works indicated a lot regarding his thoughts on women. However, years have passed and scholars still argue about his true proclivities towards the female gender. Some indict him on an unabashed charge of misogyny while some feel that he is a closet feminist, endeavouring to elevate the position of women through his what he writes.
Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), the title of the book was meant to highlight the inferiority of women as compared to men, or, alternatively, describe the lives of simple people, "unimportant" in the social sense. This novel was written in New England during and after the American Civil War. Little Women considers women’s place in society by presenting the portraits of several very different but equally praiseworthy women. As we read the novel, we experience their different possibilities towards femininity, and we see a range of different possibilities for integrating women into society. Because the novel was written in the mid-nineteenth century, historical context places limits on what women can do.
This novel is a typically radical American text because it speaks about female bonding and lesbian relationships. As we know Walker doesn’t call herself a feminist but womanist. Her ‘womanism’ is a philosophy of respecting and believing in abilities of women. She gives it a broader spectrum by making it a “feminist of color”, a women who loves other Women sexually or non- sexually, appreciates and prefers women’s emotional flexibility and women’s abilities. The Color Purple gives limelight to self-made women Celia.
Writers in my position, exiles or emigrants or expatriates are haunted by some sense of loss […] that we will, in short, create fictions, not actual cities or villages, but invisible ones, imaginary homelands, India’s of the mind. (Mathur. 1993.113). Salman Rushdie is one of the most talked-about novelists of modern times extensively commended for the bold commencement of history, politics and identity for about a period of seventy years covering major incidents of different countries. The predicament of identity crises plagues many characters, right from the very start in the novels of Salman Rushdie, and also reflects the disjointed self with its autobiographical shades.
Women in the 18th century experienced very little freedom due to their gender roles in society, as they were under the submission of men. These outdated expectations and mistreatment were expressed through imagery, motifs, and stereotypes that were integrated into the characters Cunegonde, the old woman, and Paquette. Voltaire’s characterization of female characters in Candide challenges the treatment and societal expectations of women. One of the most prominent methods that Voltaire uses to emphasize his point is through imagery and comedic relief. After escaping the Bulgarian Army, Candide finds Pangloss, overridden with syphilis, on the streets.
It has always been a favorite canvas to explore the gender and social discrimination against women in the society. Almost all fictionists have portrayed a woman as submissive to the patriarchy. They described her as oppressive under the reinforcement of age-old tradition and customs. It seems that the projection of female sensibilities became the trend of the writing. Indian women novelists in English literature explored the pathetic plight of a woman forced to suffer from birth to death in a male dominated social
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