This play and topic that I have chosen has been selected in order to highlight the true meaning of a woman. In feminist perspective we find that neither Hedda is being beaten by her husband nor are her rights being snatched. She is living liberally rather. The so-called feminism and the boundless liberty is merely a source of destruction for many women depriving them of motherly love and injecting them with frustration and depression. Hedda is a victim of all the negative qualities that can be imagined.
CONRAD’S PERSPECTIVE OF WOMEN IN “HEART OF DARKNESS” Joseph Conrad is always accused for not treating his female characters seriously. They remain like an undeveloped fetus in contrast to the powerful male characters that we see in “Heart of Darkness”. Attitude of Marlow, the narrator, in the text is such that women are too fragile to handle the truth of real world. This is the reason why Conrad is considered a misogynist. However, it would be clearly wrong to accept the protagonist’s mindset as that of the writer.
A Modern View of Feminist Criticism William Shakespeare 's "Othello” can be analyzed from a feminist perspective.This criticism focuses on relationships between genders, like the patterns of thoughts, behavior, values, enfranchisement, and power in relations between and within sexes. A feminist examination of the play enables us to judge the distinctive social esteems and status of women and proposes that the male-female power connections that become an integral factor in scenes of Othello impact its comprehension. I believe that the critical lens that provides modern society with the most compelling view of literature is Feminist Criticism because it analyzes distrust and disloyalty among relationships, women being treated as possessions
While she revises these myths, she tries to change the idea of the original story in order to show her points that she is against or with. Her point from this pottery is to show that women and men were aggressive through history, and both of them used their power in order to control their husband or wife, sometimes this end up with killing their love. On one hand, Carol Ann Duffy in the world 's wife tries show how women were aggressive towards men, however on the other hand, most of her pomes show hostile towards men because she think that men are limiting women 's rights, and they try to exploit women 's nature. In World 's wife, Duffy tries to show how women were aggressive about their relationship with men. In some of her poems, she tries to show that women were too aggressive like men through history.
Despite its unchangeable biological character, gender has a socio-cultural ring rooted deep in human psyche. Interestingly, female as a subject has always been ignored in writing autobiographies/ biographies, and if at all considered, they would comprise the elites of the society. For instance, Catherine Drinker Bowen, a famous biographer on being asked why she never wrote about any female, would either ignore the question or just say, “I wished to write of daring, extraordinary accomplishment, legal brilliance, and professional fidelity, and what female subject would enable her to do that” (qtd. in Heilbrun 22). This statement by Bowen clearly hints at the position, capability and potential of women in the society.
In the patriarchal societies, the role of woman and the ethical standards regarding sexual behaviour are very clear and any deviation from this assigned role is viewed with disappointment and immediately ruled out. Any deviant sexual practice is declared contrary to nature and so has to be considered healthy and such women are always under pressure to break their ties. Kajoli and hair hostess like Astha and Peepalika in ‘A Married Woman’ by Manju Kapur are such women. They try to prove that the male is not all that important in their life. They seem to derive more sexual pleasure when they are together than when they are with their male partners.
The justification for the sacrifice for Decision making powers for women are far from the minds of Men though there has been a traditional development by the women in Development issues, Growth of Industrial Sectors, trades, moderations etc in every walk of society. Women are trusted into the most unskilled occupations by reason of their origin. They are assigned for house keepings, cleaning jobs, farm works etc. In our social forms there is no escape for them since they are always bound by the social inspirations for not getting detached from the society. India’s many places are patriarchal; in the sense that women are being denied to participate in the public life and that important issues associated with local politics have been an area of men (Mishra, 1999) women and organizing them.
This thesis consists of Hanif’s portrait of women and their marginalized positions in the society and economic, social and religious pride and prejudices towards women in Pakistani society which is an important theme of his novels. He belongs to those who are proof of that some people can tell the truth more comprehensively and authentically with fiction than facts. In his second novel Our Lady of Alice Bhatti (2012), he discusses the battle and determination of a woman fitting in with minority goes out in a patriarchal society and endures accordingly. In a male dominated society women in Pakistan are in lower position than men , they are always on the periphery, and are subordinated to men and are in debased positions both within the house and outside the house. Alam (2011) shows by her study that women’s unequal positions contrasted with men make them weaker both out in the open and private circles.
It is normally assumed that literature is the mirror of society. If the women suffer in society and the loss of society becomes their anguish, it will become the serious duty of women writers to present the conditions in which the women are living. This is what Shashi Deshpande has produced through her novel Small Remedies which has the genuine images of three women. Shashi Deshpande reviews that women are always treated as subordinates to men. They have second-rate position in society because of male domination.
It is not only the life journey of Tehmina Durrani. But it is life journey of every woman living in feudal and capitalist society. The status of women in backward societies like Pakistan is quite pathetic. No matter to which social class she belongs; a woman is always treated as subordinate. Despite belonging to an elite class, Tehmina Durrani suffered from the worst possible tyrannies.