Mariam also suffered the torments imposed on her by the men in her life, sharing a similar fate as her mother, Nana, in a way. Nevertheless, Mariam is not a fallen warrior but a victor. Contrasting from Nana, Mariam fought her battle with resistance rather than endurance. She broke free of the oppressive culture and realized her self-worth in the end. Fariba is one of first non-submissive females of the novel and was portrayed as the woman with a progressive mindset.
Virginia Woolf’s novels portray a lot of distressed women who feel sad, alone and subjugated in this male-dominated society. Patriarchal society forces them to become loyal, devoted, meek, and submissive. Virginia Woolf wants that women must denounce these so called patriarchal values. Virginia Woolf welcomes ‘androgyny’- the blending and balancing of intellect and emotion. Equal balance of the feminine and masculine traits can end this debate.
Hester Prynne is the heroine of “The scarlet Letter”, and it is possible for us to fully sympathize with her because Through reading the text “The Scarlet Letter” we can find out Hester Prynne had a difficult life and had been suffering very much comparing to other characters because she handles her situation by keeping Dimmesdale a secret even under pressure refusing to let them take her daughter Pearl from her and not hiding from the public after her sin of adultery is revealed and she is punished. Though Hester Prynne does faced her situation better than the other characters it is still she who sufferers the most. The another reason which compel the reader to sympathize on Hester Prynne is because she had to under gone the worse consequences of her sin that she must live with her relationships and interactions with Chillingworth and Dimmesdale, and the way she deal with her sin and the results of it. Even though her sin was nothing big like murdering but she had
It says that in Puritan period “much of the literature of the period is somber in character; it sadness rather than inspires us” (Long, William.J.2013.p190) Just like the heroine Hester Prynne in the novel The Scarlet letter, Hawthorne clearly identify and sympathies her with her actions which give a unique perspective. She changes herself into strong women. All her time in prison made her a stronger woman. Most of the Puritan Women will not be as strong enough to survive and face the hardship like Hester Prynne did. So in the novel she can be perfectly sympathizing as a
Bronte doesn’t work to hide the flaws of her characters and shows us that nobody is perfect. The Men and women both make mistakes and receive equal punishment. Catherine is a strong female character who questions inequalities and demands gender equality. Catherine is a great example of a feminist in the book as she gains understanding and respect from the male characters. She is able to recognize her imperfections and is admirable in her ability to forgive men.
One of the best traits of Antígona is her stubbornness and strength of her heart to not let anyone manipulate her in her way to the true goal which is to see justice. The best offers and many important people came to her and talk to her trying to remember her how is life in “freedom” but none of them were good enough to change her mind. In the end, there is shown how the government uses everything in their power to overwhelm the people. To conclude, Creón changed the story of a brave hero and turned her into a criminal of the state. In comparison this play to “Antigone” Creón resulted victorious unlike in
In his writing, Nathaniel Hawthorne creates a new female-image, one that focuses on remaining a pure reputation. WHile Hester suffered from ridicule and shame from her neighbors, she presents feminist spirit in her conscious. Hester develops a strong spirit and mind. Wang notes that the feminism is carefully placed throughout the story. He analyzes Hester's refusal and determination when she is asked who the father of her baby is.
Did you not know that men are the true creators in our culture, Mother? They mould our lives and destinies according to their whims and desires’. (The Holy Woman, p.88) The Holy Woman, by Qaisra Shahraz, encapsulates the restrictions on the lives of women living under patriarchy. The Holy Woman highlights how the powerful social structures and feudal customs, centred on female body and sexuality, restrict women and are difficult to challenge. These customs and tradition are often nurtured, strengthened and kept alive through violent and unjust actions centred on women.
No longer claiming her own incapability, instead blaming her male critics by saying that: “If what I do prove well, it won’t advance / They’ll say it’s stol’n, or else it was by chance” (ll. 25-26). Thereby expressing the powerless position they have put her in. Henton states that Bradstreet made “a declaration that demonstrates both how cognizant and how resentful she is of the limitations und which the female poet labours” (305). Using compelling imagery as, “my hand a needle better fits” (l. 26), to express the stereotypical role of women in Puritan times, critics pressured her to take on.
This can be deduced from the ultimate fate her heroines are condemned to as a result of their indulgence in unusual activities and abnormal behavior. In fact, Shoba De advises her women to analyze their behavior and stop posing to be men. Finally, though her novels are criticized for pornographic element, De is definitely a writer with a purpose. One cannot ignore her because she is the celebrity writer and has contributed in her own distinct way to Indian Novel in