She is more adventurous and curious about the life outside the domestic side that her predecessors. Though her goal is still similar to the previous princesses to find the true love, but she is more active in pursuing her love. Rather than waiting, she decides to go and meet her prince by using her own ability. For the case of Belle, she advances in the terms of education and knowledge which makes her break the stereotypes during the time that women does not need to be educated. Belle represent the second wave feminist’s spirit which demand equality in education field.
Despite being stuck in a patriarchal society where women have no more hopes in life than a prosperous marriage, Elizabeth Bennet exemplifies the idea of an independent woman and acts as a heroine through her outspoken personality and courageousness to follow her own path in life. It would be an understatement to say that marriage is the goal of most women in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A reader has to look no farther than the first page of the book to see that a beneficial marriage is the epitome of happiness in this society. The first introduction that readers have to Mrs. Bennet is due to her interference in her daughters’ lives. Mrs. Bennet lives for only one thing: to see her daughters married to a man of some wealth and circumstance.
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.
Anita Nair’s heroines negotiate for their independence and a respectable place in society. Anita Nair’sheroine is mentally advanced in the real sense of the world, whether she is Sheela, Janaki, Margaret, Prabha, Marikolundhu or Akila. Anita Nair understands the importance of adjustments and compromises in a family. Almost all her female characters: Prabha, Margaret and Janaki, after their marriages are negotiating here andthere in life to make their own and their family members’ life happy. The harmony in family relationships andtheir stability also depend on the behaviour and pent-agonic attitude of a woman as a wife, a mother, a sister,and a daughter.
She has a woman’s perspective on the world. One of the finds that the primary reason for Shashi Deshpande to write is that she allows to create her own world. Creative writing allows her a ‘safe place’, from which she can explore a wide range of experience, especially– in regard to woman’s status in society. While writing Shashi Deshpande has touched a major aspect of women’s life, which is marriage. Kenneth W. Phifer on Marriage as an Institution- The institution of marriage was begun that a woman might learn how to love and, in loving, no joy; that a man and a woman might learn how to share pain and loneliness and in, sharing .know strength; that a man and woman might learn how to give and, in giving know communion.
It is the turning point and the beginning of a new way of life. However, in Shobha De’s novels all these ideas regarding marriage are shattered by her modern liberated women. With marriage the other important issue that De’s novels deal with is sex. Sex to her women is no longer a dreaded and despised thing. Her women enjoy a great deal of sexual freedom.
Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” However, due to the misapprehension of feminism’s main purpose, modern female feminists are manipulated to think and act more like the opposite sex in order to feel more superior (Lalande). Thus, the common misconception is that all feminists are
In Indian society, Patriarchy has created ideal womanhood who attached with softness, powerlessness, dependence, inactiveness, submissiveness and relied on everything on man’s virtue. But, in fact, masculinity has always been categorised with control, liberation, self-assertion, domination. But Namita Gokhale come up with her own and unique women characters who are independent, self- assertive and self-supportive who lives minute- to – minute life with all ups and downs of life. Namita Gokhale has projected women as a human and without contradiction with male counterpart. Her women character’s desires, likes and dislikes matter the women characters and they are successful in managing their lives even without male support.
The awakened women realise their inner strength and thus take to redefine themselves, theiridentities, their positions and theirrolesaswomen in society. As Simone de Beauvoir speaking for women in her book The Second Sex says “What they demand today is to be recognised as existents by the same rights as men and not to subordinate existence to life, the human beings to its animality.”This has led to the emergence of a new woman who is not a stereotype ‘female’ image, lacking male power but is an image breaker, self-sufficient , free minded and unconstrained , new‘ female’ who does not need to depend on any male and thus she is free of male. She is very much aware of her potential and her rights as women and even knows how to claim it. She is aware of her worth as a woman and is not at all going to make any compromise to tarnish her glory of being awoman. She is determined in making every effort to empower and uplift her own as a well as other women’s condition in family and in society.
One route of inquiry along these lines concerns reevaluation of the senses and the conservative materials that are fashioned into forms or ideas that define the identities of women today. As more and more opinions about how women should act and behave are starting to rise and whilst considering philosophies of how women should stand up for their rights and the formation of the idea of the creative society regarding women’s identities, the literal sense of creating an escapism or foundation for women has customarily never been considered a truly “ideal” sense for