Thesis: Mary Shelley’s upbringing, and marriage molded her thoughts and theories of a woman 's place in the world, which can be seen in the novel Frankenstein. Sunstein, Emily W. “Keats-Shelley Journal.” Keats-Shelley Journal, vol. 39, 1990, pp. 207–210. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/30210320.
While both sources give an insight into the minds of women who worked on the Manhattan Project, the book examines the impact of women on the Project from an external perspective, whereas the interview provides an internal perspective on the event. Therefore, both sources can be compared to determine the significance of women in the Project. Howes, Ruth, and Caroline L. Herzenberg. Their Day in the Sun The first source that will be analysed is a book, Their Day in the Sun: Women of the Manhattan Project, written by Ruth Howes and Caroline Herzenberg who are both physicists and published in 1999. The purpose of this source is to reveal the hidden story of the contribution of women in efforts to develop the atomic bomb.
She opines that history is divided into three phases namely feminine, feminist and female. The female phase is the phase of self discovery. “Woman turns to the experience of females as a source autonomous art, extending the feminist analysis of culture to the forms and techniques of literature.”(139) Showalter supports feminist criticism in the female phase. In Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness, Showalter asserts that the, “gynocritic model constructs the framework to analyze the female experiences in the literature by woman rather by male authors.” (131) Gynocriticism helps to learn “something solid, enduring and real about the relation of woman to the literary culture.”(49) It concentrates on the newly visible world of the female culture. Toni Morrison’s fictional characters could be analyzed from gynocritic view point because they confront with cultural issues of gender, class as well as race.
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is an autobiography written by Alison Bechdel. The graphic novel takes its readers through Alison Bechdel’s childhood using engaging diction and detailed drawings. One of the biggest themes of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is the discovery of one’s sexual orientation. Over the course of her life, Alison Bechdel eventually comes to the realization that she is a lesbian. Interestingly, Alison Bechdel uses this novel to recount her experience of events that helped to shape her personal identity, which resulted in a transformation of the way she sees herself.
The reader may not agree with each resolution, but is certainly forced to think about issues he or she may never have thought about before (Smith 63). Every book has a point or a certain power that affects different kinds of readers everywhere, regardless of age or opinions. One book that affects teenagers and young adult readers was written by J.D Salinger. The Catcher in the rye has mesmerized the hearts of young adult readers across the country for its coming to age story about a young teen trying to find himself in this world. It 's overall message has sparked love from readers everywhere but the book has also sparked wild discussions about its content and if it should be taught in schools across the country.
Research methodology The analysis of the text will help to see and know the role of women in the Odyssey as in the Ancient Greek society. In the society today, the method of assessment through interviews will help gather information on the importance of women in the society. Significance of the study This helps in broadening the way of understanding of different
Collier-Meek, 2011) examined the gender role depictions of the prince and princess' characters. It focuses on their behavioral characteristics and climatic outcomes in the films using gender role approach. The female characters were categorized according to the typical feminist lens. In Beauty and the Beast the princess, Belle, was equally as brave, a traditionally masculine trait, as she was nurturing, a feminine one. The princess was more assertive and the prince was equally as sensitive as the princess (Dawn Elizabeth England & Lara Descartes &Melissa A. Collier-Meek, 2011; page 564).
Furtado uses historical documents such as baptismal records, law suites, and petitions to piece together Chica’s life and prove these myths to be incorrect. By doing this she freed herself from making assumptions and stereotyping Chica based off of the typical mulatto that lived back then. Although Fertado “used [Chica] as a medium through which to shed new light on the women of her period”(xix) and freeing not only [Chica} but women of her kind from “the stereotypes that
Dana’s first-person narrative claims the power that help her to share her own story and express resistance and defines herself through words. Kubitschek claims, a “personal narrative necessitates a construction or reconstruction of the self as character and thus offers power to the storyteller”. The heroine’s power is emphasized by how Kevin’s time travel is depending on Dana’s presence since she is his only way to the past. Octavia thus supplies her heroine with a subject position, which suggests a critique of African American women
It proves its genuine precocity to allow the reader to know about the heroine’s ordeals, feelings of frustration as well as about her victimization within the oppressive patriarchal society. It displays women’s struggles to conceal the politics of gender roles of their epoch and to protest against the Law of the Father. In her discussion of Gothic tropes, Anne Williams reveals that Female Gothic falls under the rubric of a marginalised genre while identifying the critical reception of the gothic in the pre-romantic era with the categorization of women as peripherized subjects, admitting that this literary form has been “congenial” to them and pleasantly suited to their lower social position (Fleenor The Female Gothic 8). In one sense, this may have been a reaction to exclusion from the male-dominated ‘higher arts’ of poetic and philosophical discourse: the natural desire to express oneself finding a new and perhaps more congenial form from only gradually found critical respectability (The Gothic Tradition