She imagined and brought to life the ‘new women’ onstage. The women she envisioned have their own experiences of challenges, rejection of male-defined norms, such as women’s honor, the male’s domination and control. (Gardner ET el, 948-949) The play, Trifles, is a murder mystery that investigates considerately the daily lives of married, rural women. The publication of Trifles in 1920 is a clear manifestation of women’s uniqueness
As of 1970s, shifting styles, forms, and narrator’s voices, puns, neologisms and unusual syntax have been integral parts of feminist writing in France. Some feminist writers even allege that any language currently spoken in the world is more or less dominated by men, or even created by men, as a result of the disadvantage of the women in participating the social life and education. When one also considers how meaning making and language are interrelated, it becomes quite clear why language plays a very significant role for the feminist writer as well as translators as they are the main distributers of their ideas around the world. Many feminist theorists engaged in language related research claim that ‘in order to change the male-dominated language, both morphological and syntactical rules will have to be revised’ (Leonardi, 2007, 42).
Therefore, even though women wrote literature as well as men, unfavourable and unrealistic female stereotypes were still omnipresent in books. However, Anne’s and Harville’s conversation is not just “an indictment of masculine literary tradition” (Pinch 220), but a reference to the contemporary discussions about women and literature as well (Pinch 221; Richardson 183-4). Moreover, based on the context of their exchange, Anne is clearly addressing her words to Wentworth when she is passionately defending women’s constancy, because she has suspected since their encounter that he still loves her (Austen 154) and has noticed Wentworth has been listening to her debate with Harville (Waldron
There was a rise of feminist critical theory in the 1970’, and this novel has been quite controversial, since it portrayed the eighteenth century English society, and the condition of women at that time. Critics have been constantly debating on Austen being a anti -feminist, as she upheld to social and class structure if the eighteenth century England. On the other hand, some scholars firmly believe that Austen is a true feminist, who subtly chooses her novels to showcase the changes and developments in the world. Moreover, due to deficient, (auto)biographical information provided on Austen, it cannot be stated what position Austen can be categorized into, i.e., feminist or anti- feminist. Jane Austen has written a handful of novels , and
These are two characters from different social classes that struggle with their own pride and prejudice. The author uses irony as a tool through which she views and expresses her thoughts about society in general. In Jane Austin’s novel, the audience can see the author’s use of irony through her ironic tone, the relationship of Elizabeth’s parents, and Elizabeth’s wit and cleverness. In the beginning of the novel the author sets the ironic tone by describing what she thinks about women and marriage. She starts the book by saying, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife” (Austin, 3).
The Women’s Room and The Radiant Way are 2 novels that reflect certain ideologies of the time they are written. The Women’s Room is written by American author Marilyn French. The main protagonist of the novel is a woman named Mira who represents her generation and all the young women in her society in the 1950s and 1960s. The novel portrays the unhappy, oppressive and unsatisfying relationship between men and women. The Radiant Way is a novel that is written by British novelist Margaret Drabble.
The issue raised which will be answered in the following thesis is: How could the text be read and interpreted differently by two different readers? Answering the aforementioned question will be through the analysis and the deconstruction of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” This novel takes place during the 1920s in the cities of Long Island and New York City. There is a recurring theme of gender that plays a significant role to the character development throughout the text. The overall theme of the book is a love story and the issue of gender brings itself forth repeatedly. In Fitzgerald’s novel women dictate the overall outcome of the story.
Feminism in the modern day has been a confusing concept and theory. As I watched the play Matabagka, it made me think what feminism is all about. In the 1960s, it reappeared as a movement that concentrates on the empowerment of women. It shows the different ways how women can be and what she could become in numerous aspects in life (Wanve, 2014). Women have been showing confidence and power against men and demanding for equality, but in reality they want to be more than men.
They tried to create the consciousness about the basic rights of women in society. The first chapter illustrates the major women novelists and their portrayal of women in the male dominated society. The women novelists like Kamala Markandey, Ruth Praver Jhabvala, Nayantara Sehgal, Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Mrudula Garg, Shoba De, Manju Kapur etc. have surveyed to illustrate the plight of women in a male dominated society.
This sounds inexplicable suggesting a sort of “male social cohesion”. Feminist consciousness has certainly given an ardour and excitement to literary studies. A reasonably new perception of women in literature and the works by women writers have unveiled some of the prejudices at work in their traditional approaches to literature hitherto dominated by masculine perspective. A woman’s experiences of life as a member of a gender biased society formulate her psyche. Moreover, she is bound by certain other factors such as her individual circumstances, societies expectations related to age, creed, class, race, etc.