The First World War not only destroyed the traditional value of American society, but also created many young writers who were called “The Lost Generation”. Among them, some had experienced the First World War and felt tired of it; some became aware of the war indirectly and might have the illusion of the postwar society with disappointed and pessimistic emotions. The sameness of their work was to reflect the lost feeling and emotion in the postwar society of America. Among them, the most attractive are Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. I will introduce the background at that time and compare the difference between these two novels.
Examples of the emphasis on gender roles can be found in T.S. Elliot’s poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises where the stereotypical roles of men and women are seen slightly shifting and changing. In these works of literature the women often takes the role defined for men as men are wounded from the traumatic experience of war. Writers of the Lost Generation have contributed significantly to the development of American Literature These writers wrote during a time when morals and values were shifting and a new perspective of the world was taking place. This acted as a catalyst in producing some of the most memorable pieces of work in the history of American literature.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is the author of the twentieth century American classic, The Great Gatsby. It is a story of the American dream, settled down in the 1920’s, with issues of the time period being, prohibition, women, class structure, crime, and many more, The Great Gatsby has a taste of each. Fitzgerald incorporated subjects of his time and his very own experiences into the story to portray an era of social and moral values. The 1920’s were a time of breaking morals Class structure and wealth were among the highest pleasures achievable. The 20’s were an era of Jazz; with extravagant music playing throughout all hours of the night.
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.
For every positive female role model, two negative ones can be found” (Lavin 97). Women in comics portray a sexualized representation of the female body, with a strong focus on women as sexual objects rather than women. The trend of objecticifty women in comics has continued since the first superheroine Wonder Woman was first introduced in comics because it is profitable and it is
The work is not yet complete, and is evident by looking at the domination of women throughout the centuries, specifically the 19th and 20th century, which was the height of the women’s rights movement. By analyzing two literary works from two different eras, “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the late 19th century and “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” written by Adrienne Rich in the mid-20th century, one can conclude that while there have been improvements to women’s rights, there is still discrimination prevalent. Although set in two different time periods, the main
Mary Shelley’s mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, had been an advocate for women’s rights while she had been alive, and the idea that women could compete and surpass men in their own field continued that work, establishing respect for women as writers. The novel also helped to create the genre known as science fiction, as it was the first widely successful novel that showcase the genre’s themes, and as such, was influential in the writing of countless other writers, who mimicked the themes present in the novel. Without Mary Shelley’s influence in the field of writing, science fiction would likely not exist, or at least not be as popular a genre as it is today. She also blazed the way for other female writers to publish their works, helping to form the literature that is popular around the world, today. Science Fiction is a genre grounded in valid scientific research, it predicts what the future could look like given new scientific discoveries and it offers a humanistic critique of specific technological inventions or the nature of scientific thinking.1.
Introduction Hook: Since the beginning of time, the existence of women and men has been undeniably considered as one of the integral factors that forms our society as it is today. Despite their parallel existence and contribution to the growth of the society, it was considered that women were not treated equal to men both in domestic and working circumstances, leading to a wave of movements demanding equal rights for women, known as feminism. Despite its success in claiming benefits for mistreated women in the past, recent feminism actions and point of views have gone above their original purpose, and created negative impacts and false mindset as its consequences, 2. Credibility I have done some in-depth research about this matter to prepare for the speech, and I myself do not stand for contemporary feminist. 3.
Females’ roles in the society were rapidly changing ever since The Great War. New feminist values were developed and females demanded not only political equalities, but also social equalities; they started to change their fashion and began to imitate boyish behaviors. However, the over-whelming prosperities of the Jazz Age had caused groups of young women to lose their rationalities and morals. These young females are often referred as New Women, or flappers. F. Scott Fitzgerald was famous for his literary depiction of the flappers and his vivid recreation of corrupted atmosphere in post-war days.
THE YANKEE GIRL 1. Analyze the authors views of women 's roles and woman 's nature The short story “the Yankee Girl” by Catherine Beecher is an anthology written in the 19th century and is a reflection of the values of her times. She herself became financially independent by becoming a successful writer and gave some of the best literary works in American history. She was herself very enthusiastic about the favoring the women’s rights and was pro-feminism. She extensively wrote against the evils of slavery but all her works had an element of the women.