This text is going to address the novels ' own assessment of gender, and their views on womanhood as a single category. Firstly, it will be argued that both novelists incorporate in their writings essentialist principles, articulated in earlier forms of feminism, focused on a critique of patriarchal social ordering. On the other hand, the essay will look at postmodern deconstructive tendencies of feminism, demonstrating how Carter and Wilson move beyond binary systems of opposites, and bypass singular categories, such as womanhood. Lastly, it will be assessed whether the postmodern character of both works confirms post-structuralist fragmentation of an individual, or whether the authors find other ways of conceptualising the
The diasporic identity has its own advantages… the abundance of experience Pakistani and Western… she redefines feminism for Pakistani society, call it Islamic feminism… her target is the agrarian system, some oppressive customs in Sindh and the subversion of Islam to serve one’s own interest (Siddiqui, 2011,p. 2). As Spivak and Mohanty in post-colonial article on feminist studies and Colonial Discourse, Under Western Eyes (1993) have argued that women of the Third-World countries are portrayed as colonial stereotypes. “Stereotypes either depict Muslim women as exotic, oppressed and almost totally enslaved by men in Islam, or as defending the virtues of Islam and the status and rights accorded to women “(2005: 755). Spivak, in her essay, “Can Subaltern Speak?” has expressed her views regarding the colonized subjects including women: To what extent did colonial power succeed in silencing the colonized?
In Kate Chopin’s literary piece “The Awakening” she uses the literary school of criticism of feminist criticism to criticize the feminist standpoint in the novel and the time period the novel was written. Kate Chopin uses self experiences of feminism that she faced to create her novel “The Awakening”. "she experienced a revival in the latter part of the twentieth century because of her concerns with women 's issues, especially their freedom from societal (particularly masculine) mandates” (Timko). Kate Chopin was recognized more in the later part of the twentieth century because of concerns she had with the women 's issues for their freedom and the social aspect of their male partners. 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.
Walker longings to record the triumphs of women by upsetting the inescapability of history. "I freed her from her own particular history", says Walker. Should sexual connections between women be a precondition if women holding is to be of any quality from the lesbian point of view? Should such
The incorporation of transfeminism and Indigenous Feminism broadens the perception of a women’s reality, which will be discussed subsequently by first addressing the utilization of sisterhood in feminism. To begin with, Hooks (2014) addresses the flaws of Sisterhood in feminism. The author argues that the creators of Sisterhood coupled with its concentration on a common oppression was inaccurate about women’s true experiences. Hooks (2014) states; “The idea of common oppression was a false and corrupt platform disguising and mystifying the true nature of women’s’ varied and complex reality. Women are divided by sexist attitudes, racism, class privilege, and a host of prejudices” (pp.
Drawing on these ideas of Beauvoir, writer and critic Toril Moi explains the term “femininity” as a “cultural construct” in her essay “Feminist, Female, Feminine”. She pairs the word “feminine” with “nurture” and “female” with “nature”, thus making it evident that there is a difference between what is inherently female and that which is seen and expected by society as behaviour fit for a female (Moi 117-124). “Seen in
Feminist criticism’s major objective is exposing the mechanics of patriarchy, the socio-cultural mindset, and exploring ways to promote a mind-shift. The archetypal image of woman too is a patriarchal socio-cultural mindset. The images of the women are grounded in the subjective experiences of individuals, which are their dreams, their thoughts and their daily activities. One peculiarity of the images of women through out history is that social stereotypes have been reinforced by archetypes. In every age woman has been primarily in her biological, primordial role as the mysterious source of life.
Feminism is one of the critical and theoretical studies that are reshaping literary studies. Many feminist theories have been developed in different places and different periods of time. Each of these theories and studies criticize the way that the economic, political or traditional systems deal with women’s rights. Some of the feminist perspectives protest against the distinction and discrimination against women in modern society (Johnson 57). In this paper I will concentrate on how some feminist theories approach objectification by reviewing many different definitions of objectification; second I will explain the wrong thing about objectification and then what is ok about to see if they all those feminist critics agree about the idea of objectification.
The main objective of this investigation is to look at Sri Aurobindo 's masterpiece Savitri as a feminist epic where the female character, Savitri plays a pivotal role breaking the conventional trends of the contemporary society and literature where male characters dominate in the domain. Usually women are taken into consideration as inferior to men socially, biologically, financially, psychologically, and also religiously. Feminism demands women 's liberation and the rights of women on the ground of the equality of the sexes. This article has been attempted to probe deeper into the story in order to bring out the evidences which will establish the final confirmation regarding Savitri as a feminist epic. KEYWORDS 1) Feminism 2) Liberation 3) Discrimination 4) Marxism 5) Capitalist Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri As a Feminist Epic It is the aim of this essay to look at Sri Aurobindo’s masterpiece Savitri as a feminist epic.
In its present indications, the state is a problematic solution that should be substantially more completely examined from an international feminist perspective. As a feminist analysis, Elizabeth Grosz (2010) reaction to “the overwhelming masculinity of privileged and historically dominance knowledges, acting as a kind of counterweight to