Mrs. Beast, a poem from the World’s Wife that is a collection of poems written by Carol Ann Duffy that often focuses on the female perspectives by using traditional stories that were focused on male character. Mrs. Beast is one of the last poems of the World 's Wife and it sums up the whole purpose of World 's Wife: to present a voice to women of history and literature and to explore aspects of their lives and personalities. As with all the poems in the World’s Wife, Duffy follows the form of a dramatic monologue and through the first stanza draws attention to the history of male domination and female suppression by listing famously victimized women and revealing in Mrs. Beast’s tone, bitter resentment.
It is considered her transitional work. Rich’s own real life experiences and her observations of life concerning the true situation of women in patriarchal society has found way in this volume. The pitiable condition of women in and out of the family, the exploitation of women in every field, the continuous tortures inflicted on them and the corresponding shattering of their nerves all influenced Rich so much so that she decided to write for women’s situation. Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law is her break through volume. It is here that Rich for the first time asserts herself as a feminist
As it is so widely seen, these beliefs are translated into the media, books, films, etc. The idea of feminist criticism is explained in Lois Tyson’s article “Feminist Criticism” as the ways “in which literature (and other cultural productions) reinforce or undermine the economic, political, social, and psychological oppression of women” (Tyson 1). It analyzes the ways these works promote stereotypical ideas of women in society
Friedan eventually discovered that she was not the only woman that felt this way, and she swore to stop at nothing in order to support other women in her situation. She composed a novel that urged women across the country to search for opportunities and discover their individual beliefs as endure everyday life. Throughout the novel, Friedan entwines work and identity by utilizing the methods of
Furthermore, Atwood, who was surrounded by the intellect of the female faculty members at Victoria College, often portrays female characters dominated by the patriarchal society in her poems. She also elucidates on women 's social oppression as a result of male sovereignty. Atwood studies “power, and how it operates and how it deforms or shapes the people who are living within that kind of regime” (Oppenheim). Perhaps, Atwood’s greatest feminist poems, related to the empowerment of women and their role in society, are “This Photograph of Me” and “Siren Song”. Atwood uses symbolism to express the thoughts of the speaker and the theme of female oppression.
According to Dr. Yousef (Faculty Member, Azad University), Kamala is the first woman to openly talk about Women 's social unrest in respect of education and career, sexual desire and frustration, suffocation of a loveless marriage. Therefore, this essay argues on how the poet used a feminist point of view in the poem “The Freaks”. This poem raises the voice of not only the poet, but also the unheard
Light will be thrown on how women protagonists are victims of the prevalent gross gender discrimination. The paper tries to explore those men and women who have been relegated to the margin of the society and have to pay a price for being born either an untouchable or a woman. Through the character of Valutha, Roy has portrayed that the untouchable is completely neglected in society and is a victim of class discrimination. He remains a ‘dalit’ and is not a fully privileged of free India. Key Words: Untouchability, inequality, exploitation, domination, society, oppression, gender, caste.
The answer is because of the thought of man, they despise women. Treated them as slaves, a lower class of society, and also as a toy to satisfy sexual desire.The main causes that lead to gender inequality in families that is due to the influence of the feudal patriarchal ideology also with the change in the weighted 's social consciousness. In the period of the war, women do not have the opportunity to be educated properly, they became the victims of the war. “Respect men more than women” is the policy is executed at that time. In the opinion of each person , women is very useless.
The attempts to create female enclave are extremist reaction, but the recent trends in feminist literature are an indication that it is possible for women to live independently in the world where men also live. In the twentieth century, women’s writing is considered a powerful medium that brings out some features of feminism. Their novels speak of certain burning issues related to women as well as those issues that exist in society. Their writings speaks about the psyche of the female. The majority of these novels portray the psychological sufferings of frustrated housewives.
ABSTRACT: In Indian writing in English there are so many writers who have written a number of novels in the respect of feminine perspective like Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Anita Nair, Arundhati Roy etc. Manju kapur and others have intuitively perceived the gender issues upsetting women and presented women as an individual who fights against suppression and oppression of the patriarchy. Manju Kapur has presented the women of the 1940s when women had no choice to assert their rights. Women were not supposed to raise voices for their rights, protest against injustice. In her novel A Married Woman, Manju Kapur shows the life of Astha, heroine of the novel, who struggles in her whole life and she indulges in lesbian relationship with Peepilika.