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 and shows the representation of powerful women. Modern society would analyze literature using a feminist perspective because most literature analyzes the relationship between genders and the powerful influence and meaning it has to the readers life. Othello is a great play to analyze with many different types of literature criticisms, but Feminist Criticism analyzes the plot and the main characters situation most. It is still so common to see many of the points presented in the book till this day, men believing that they are stronger than women and treating them as inferior. Even so women are trying to make their voice be heard and demonstrating everyday the vital impact they have in society.
Women are treated as inferior being and used by men as sex objects. Wollstonecraft believed that the quality of mind of women is the same with that of men, and therefore women should not be denied a chance for formal education that will empower them to be equal with men. In the book of Wife of Bath’s Tale, Geoffrey Chaucer shows the role of a woman being weak creatures while men are economically powerful and educated. Women are seen as inheritor of eve and thus causes
Elizabeth would be punished for this failure if she were any other woman with any other husband, but John shows an example of a better man in Salem, which only proves to show how misogynist Salem society is. Although not treated as poorly as some of the other women in The Crucible, Elizabeth stays within a certain behavioral pattern of
Take for example, Pam Grier in Coffy, not only is this movie racist but it is also sexist. Although Pam Grier, is playing the lead role, she was still controlled by men and she had to use her sexuality, in order to survive. On the other hand, men in the film used their titles, masculinity, and good looks in order to impress the women. The film also portrays Pam Grier, an African American female nurse as a prostitute, why is that? Again, women
If she would have told the truth, then the other girls would not have felt obligated to play along with the lies. Abigail was the leader of the young girls because she was the bossy type. Mary and the others would have agreed to anything Abigail would have said
Many males did not take into consideration their own faults and actions when it came down to it. Readers could take away from this novel how the world has evolved since the time period this book was written in, but how girls will till face some of the challenges like men degrading women in our world today. The feminist theory shows that many women feel that these circumstances and perspectives should be changed, and all humans should be equal. Everyone is at fault for their own actions and that is a message readers could take from this
Have you ever failed a test because you didn’t read something? I did. In 7th grade a test that I had to read a book for. I kept telling myself “since it’s open book I don’t have to read nothing. I’ll just look for the answers when the test comes.” So that’s what I tried to do.
you want to grow up like a lady, don't you?'" (Lee 105). The statement is ironic because instead of telling Scout that it is inappropriate to use such words, she is told that if she wants to be a "lady" she should not. Which proves that if Jem were saying such words, aunt Alexandra would not react the same way. Another bias conversation in the book, is when Atticus talks about Tom Robinson and the case.
Throughout literature a character’s gender has played a major part in their role of the story. These gender-specific stereotypes exist throughout literature going as far back as The Iliad to more modern literature such as Harry Potter. There are always characters that don’t follow what society deems as their role and these types of characters tend to influence the story in a greater way. Inside The Iliad and Harry Potter there exist ideal male roles, female roles, and characters that don’t follow the normal roles of society. Both stories have their own definitions of what roles are suitable for each gender and in a way reflect the change in how the real world society views these roles over time.
Imagine that you have been trying something hard for so long and then finally just quit. I have always had ok grades here at Lowell Middle School. this year I started to go in the lower range of grades like D’s to C’s.But other years at lowell schools were not even close to years like this.And getting bad grades created a wildfire in eigth grade for me.This is a big problem because this could affect test and exam scores. I have never been excited about bad grades because most of my friends get good grades.This year I have become the kid that the teacher talks to after class because of them having a failing grade. My family does not get excited about me getting bad grades.My mom has been trying to find me a tutor but has not been very successful in finding her task.I say to my parents that i am trying my best to find and get help from teachers and fellow students but I think to myself that i have been lying becasue i have not been trying my hardest.