“Power is well dispersed across various sections of people” (Usha 123) because of power is scattering, the lyricist recount woman to unity so that the power can enhance in order to archive the condition of female empowerment. To compare and contrast with these three songs, they are similarly depicting a powerful woman that had enough power to protect herself and it was a condition to female empowerment. Also, these three songs were only expressing one woman that means all these lyricists had consensus on being independence was significant condition to
As a result of the Harlem Renaissance, Afro-American genre came up as a literary genre as ‘the spring of Afro-American voice’. They realized that their Utopian ideals would not be achieved without paying attention to the relationships between Black men and women. Alice Walker, a feminist writer also belongs to the same Black community and has undergone this class, social racism and sexual oppression and knows well the pain of the Black women. Through her writings and characters, she has portrayed the marginalized life of the Black women and revealed the typical Afro-American society. Her writings brought an awareness of the system of violent racism of the South and the effects of it on the Black.
As against womansim, feminist movement of the day was predominately white-centric. A womanist is one who expresses a certain amount of respect for woman and their talent and abilities beyond the boundaries of race and class. “Everyday Use” can be seen as a literary representation of this concept. “Everyday Use” is a story of a mother and her two daughters- Dee and Maggie. While narrating the life of an Afro-American mother and her
Her writings are widely influential among the Western culture to see the black female as mankind nor women. The patriarchal society has a negative attitude towards the images of motherhood. The hard circumstances of the Afro-American women are rarely taken seriously. She tries to debunk unrealistic expectations about the concepts of the black female as a weak character, uneducated and sexual object. She managed to find a solution and mutual understanding of the way women are depicted in the western culture to playing a passive role.
Female authors as well as characters gain that feeling of freedom, due to the less constricting binds of literary writing. Susan Glaspell, the playwright of Trifles relays feminist drama in a fascinating and psychological way. This play introduces women helping women in confinement to find freedom. Confinement can tear a woman apart, but the desire for freedom from society is embedded deep in the heart of all strong women. Trifles was written
Cheryl A. Wall, for example, collected important contributions, made by women, in her book, Women of the Harlem Renaissance. She focuses her book on the journey of black women during the Harlem Renaissance because their journey “reflect[s] the sense of possibility, disappointment, and perseverance... [because] these writers had to invent themselves at a time when the term ‘black,’ ‘women,’ and ‘artist’ were never complementary” (Wall). Thus, modern historians are able to comprehend the feelings of limitation that these writers felt. It was harder for women to succeed in the art field, due to societal roles and expectations.
Both of them have many components that evaluate the different aspects of racism and sexism. Although, these concepts are developed differently, they both definitely give the reader something to think about in terms of racism and sexism. Since Alice Walker is an African American woman herself, she must relate to the stories she writes, as most of the characters she writes about are African American as well, and are facing some kind of problem. Also in both stories, the characters have a clash between themselves and the society. In Everyday Use, all the characters, the narrator, Dee and Maggie, in some way clash with their society.
The Chicana feminism movement is an important powerful movement that has started long time ago and is still on going. There have been several Chicana writers that has helped this movement with their uplifting encouraging stories about women empowerment. On of those writers that I feel have helped in the Chicana Feminism movement is Sandra Cisneros, with her short stories book, “Women Hollering Creek.” This book is filled with some stories of women empowerment like the short story titled “Women Hollering Creek,” Women Hollering Creek is short stories about a woman name Cleofilas who is in an abusive relationship and is afraid to leave him because of the way she was brought up she felt that she needed a man to be able to survive in this world, that without a man she would die. Eventually she manages to summon the courage to leave him with the help of a mutual friend name Felica who drives her to San Antonio to get the bus back home. It isn’t until they meet that she sees that she doesn’t need a man to survive, seeing Felica is what reassured her that she will be fine without a man.
Abstract:Women have been facing gender inequality since the inception of civilisation. The society has always been patriarchal propagating ideologies that is conducive to the making of the feminine, a suppressed and subordinate creature to men,reducing women to the marginalised status in all walks of life. In this paper the author has tried to present how the subjugation of women leads their down trodden and fallen state and how the sufferings and suppressions eventually give way to their new awakened conscious and inner strength leading to the emergence of a new awakened woman who confronts with the patriarchal society and refuges to be a mere follower of the roles assigned to her by the society but indeed discovers her own identity, asserts
Kapur is a post ordinary maker who sees the position of lady in a patriarchal society and courses of action with the issues of lady. Her books demonstrate the yearning crash of lady to amass a character. She has attempted to make a space that lady need to have in family unit affiliations. She not basically discusses estimation of course for lady and the higher things in life additionally about the darker parts of life. She squashes and disaffirms the patriarchal hindrances and desires to state her character and attains pride and fulfillment to oneself in her life.