With the concerns that Chopin had for the freedom of the women and the social part of their relationship with men and had decided to show her concerns through the novel. especially her concern with women 's issues. It clearly reflects a comment she once made regarding her writing: a desire to "describe human existence in its subtle, complex, true meaning, stripped of the veil with which ethical and conventional standards have draped it." The Awakening does exactly that" (Timko). The Awakening was written based on Kate Chopin however more her concerns on women 's issues.
Gill and Sellers say that feminist literary criticism’s approach involves identifying with female characters in order to challenge any male centred outlook. It aims at resisting traditional assumptions of gender (3). In doing so, feminist literary criticism examines how works of literature perpetuate or challenge patriarchal attitudes. In feminism lens, The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins’ presents itself as a pro-feminist series It challenges gender stereotypes by presenting a female protagonist; Katniss Everdeen. The book has successfully challenged gender stereotypes by showing that men and women are equal.
ABSTRACT The purpose of the paper is to study quest for self in the novels of Sudha Murty, taking in account the complexity of life, different histories, culture and different structure of values, the women’s question, despite basic solidarity, needs to be tackled in relation to socio-cultural situation. Women under patriarchal pressure and control are subjected to much more bunts and social exclusion. They live and struggle under the oppressive mechanism of closed society, is very much reflected in her writings. They are more discriminated and biased in lieu of their sex. Murty is considered to be one of the most realistic author, for she is able to bring the true picture of psyche of the women changing with the times.
The speaker also says how genders both play a game of whose responsibility is whose based on their sex. Adichie notes that feminism is usually viewed as a negative baggage, though she’s hopeful that men and women will soon understand that there’s a problem with gender and everyone should change it to better. In all aspects, Adichie is correct. According to the experiences of the speakers described by Goodman and Lara, society views women as objects and expects men to be the provider. The New Bedford barroom rape indicates Adichie’s point that people think of women as inherently guilty.
In the article, it is evident that Judy Syfers is giving the viewpoint from a man’s desires and wants. She is explicitly stating all the stereotypical roles that a normal wife would play if a man had complete control and choice. This is proved with repetition of the phrase “I want a wife who” throughout the article. Disappointingly, even after countless attempts by both genders to defy gender inequality in society, gender inequality has been adopted into modern times. But how do all of these statistics relate to Judy Syfers and her article I Want a Wife?
This was around the late 1980s to the early 2000s. Feminist Criticism Feminist criticism is the literary and critical theory that explores the bias in favor of the male gender in literature and reexamines all literature from a feminist point of view. A Feminist critic intends to closely examine how male dominance and female powerlessness manifest themselves in specific aspects of society through a text. Bennett, A., & Royle, N. (2009) write: Feminist criticism is concerned to question and challenge conventional notions of masculinity and femininity; to explore ways in which such conventions are inscribed in a largely patriarchal canon; and to consider the extent to which writing , language and even literary form itself are themselves bound up with issues of gender difference. (p.
The relation of power with special emphasis laid upon the role of women in the society is a never- ending debate. While some authors focussed on the strengths of women by vitalising their role with the protagonist in their novels, some covered the pain and agony faced by women at the hands of brutal men. J. M. Coetzee is definite in sharing the realities of post-war torment on women population through serious character depictions in his novels. Post-colonialism is the central theme in the works of J.M. Coetzee, and every work of the controversial author reveals some point of pain accepted by meek women.
Novels bring out Sahgal as a writer with feminist concerns seeking independent existence of women. She recognizes that as a woman novelist, her primary obligation is that of advocating the emancipation of women. She describes in her novels how a woman is exploited during the modern times by both the individuals and the society. She tried to portray the sensibility of women that how a woman looks out at herself and her problems and feels that women should try to understand and realize herself as a human being and not just as an appendage to some male life. Theme of the Novel: The novel is a fine example of the Female Literary Tradition in Indian English Language.
Thus, the women characters in Tendulkar’s plays replicate the suppressed and oppressed lot, struggling to come out of the clutches of the male-dominated Indian society. They attempt to break away from the servitude, subordination and forceful exploitation of womanhood, and struggle for the recognition of woman as equal in all spheres of life. The scanning of select plays of Vijay Tendulkar reflects his concern for the middle class individual set against the backdrop of a hostile society. For Tendulkar the primary compulsion is humanistic. His plays concentrate on different aspects of the human character and complexity of human relationship.
Most of her work deals with themes directly related to women and their status and role in Indian society. She portrays the struggle of women against the oppressive social institutions of her time and her deep understanding and perception of the female psyche are clearly reflected in her writings. Women’s are treated as men’s property which they can use it any time they want to and ignore any time they wish to. The power of women is not less but the way they are been portrayed has lessen their power. She began writing when any attempt on women writing was seen as intellectual