Fantomina Analysis

951 Words4 Pages
Jenifer Resal Professsor Silva 3/12/18 The story of Fantomina represents the time where women were under an intense suppression of sexuality. This short story serves as a rebellion against the stereotypes that were unfair to the female fraternity that was for too long blindly accepted. This story describes a woman who actually understands very well her desires that in this short story were mostly in a sexual sense. She does all she can just to achieve her missions without considering the possible consequence of the actions she takes. This short story presents a mysterious woman who clearly disregards any penalties that could come as a result of her behavior. This woman would not deny her sexuality and therefore she could lie to anyone she encountered. In this kind of era where a woman could just lie in the quest to fulfill her desires shows that women trying to achieve their desires were not any value (Hughes, 41) The short story also presents a double standard, especially where we look at Beauplaiser who is not in any way embarrassed or rather worried about his reputation being at a stake for sleeping with several women. On the other hand, Fantomina is typically shunned for sleeping with one guy. In the volume, ‘A present for a servant-maid ', the maidservants are presented as vulnerable individuals because they sometimes go through a number of challenges while working for the masters. The maids are closely watched by their servants to an extent that they are not able to

More about Fantomina Analysis

Open Document