Other critics go so far as to directly state that the essay was not feminist at all. English author, Vita Sackville-West, wrote a review published in Listener that said "Mrs. Woolf is too sensible to be a thorough-going feminist. There is no such thing as a masculinist, she seems to say, so why a feminist?... I hope all men will read this little book; it will do them good. I hope all women will read it; it will do them good, too" (as cited in McLaurin and Majumdar 258).
There was no consideration for woman suffrage, facing ridicule from the more dominant male figures. Fitzgerald portrays this in his novel by making the woman subservient towards the male characters in the novel. This issue that was brought up by Fitzgerald would not bother a woman born in the 1920s, for the reason that woman back in the day had different values and living standards compared to the current societal norms. It was normal for a woman to act and be perceived as compliant and inferior to men. In the perspective of a millennial the issue of women being subservient to men is absurd.
Feminism should be more about allowing women to apply for the same jobs as men, equal pay for both men and women, the right to vote, etc. These are the things Beyoncé stated in her lyrics. Behavior should not be important as females and males can behave however they want. It is not illegal for a female to behave like a male, or for a male to behave like a female. Beyoncé is not supporting equal rights but instead trying to convince the public that females should be able to act like males
The Hunt for ‘Individuality’ in ‘The Better Man’ Abstract Anita Nair, a post-colonial novelist, writes for the women’s emancipation. She deftly handles the issues faced by the women of today and aids them to arrive at a decision when they meet the same problems. The present day women like to assert their individuality and no longer wish to be suppressed by the male dominated society. In The Better Man the search for identity is not by a woman but by a man, Mukundan Nair. Hence it is clear that Anita Nair is not a feminist but a champion for those in distress.
Nathaniel Hawthorne played an important role in the American Romantic Movement. The Scarlet Letter is his masterpiece, in which he tells the story of a young, beautiful woman named Hester, who lives in the Puritan town of Boston. Hester is sentenced to wear the scarlet letter “A” on her dress, which signifies her adulterous affair. The product of this forbidden love is an insightful girl named Pearl. Hawthorne’s use of nature, emotion, and imagination in order to show the importance of individuality makes The Scarlet Letter a magnificent romantic novel.
The Scarlet Letter is a perfect example of how one person in a society can defy the traditional social structure. Throughout the literature, Hawthorne presents numerous examples of feminist ideals through the character of Hester. After analyzing and interpreting the meaning of the novel, Hawthorne specifically targets gender roles in societies by making the protagonist of the story a woman. Hawthorne questions the expectation that men should retain all authority and purpose by creating a character that specifically rejects these traditional norms. Hawthorne continuously demonstrates feminist ideals by characterizing and portraying Hester to be the character that breaks gender roles in Salem society.
She established a hopeful tone for men to tell them that women movements do not impact men`s lives in a bad way. This book`s chapter is significant to my analysis because it shows how women is important in our lives, and we are not supposed to play with genders roles as making women tend for male traits or males tend to feminize
Mary Wollstonecraft devotes her life to feminism and “she fully believes that, if given the chance, women could be just as smart and virtuous as men are” (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008). As a result, Mary Wollstonecraft doesn’t propose that women should be superior to men and as she wrote in From A Vindication of the Rights for Women, "I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves" (Kwatra, H.,2013). Besides, in Vindication, Mary Wollstonecraft also expresses that although women might be less physically strong than men, they shouldn’t be considered to be weaker than men totally and the reason is that physical strength is not the only point to evaluate one’s ability in modern world (Romantic Period). As a consequence, in addition to physical strength, she thinks that mind is an as much as important factor for appraising a human being and she holds the opinion that “women 's minds are just as good as men 's” (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008).
Women were seen as property to whoever the male head of their family was. All of the women were inclined to do their duties weather as a mother, daughter, or wife. Shelley did a great job at conveying these gender roles throughout Frankenstein. Wether talking about Caroline Beaufort or Elizabeth Lavenza the readers can clearly see that women were expected to be mild mannered, maternal, and a pleasure to be around, as well as do what their husbands expected of them. Shelley took each and every single women mentioned throughout this text to express that these women were what made the novel stand.
Thus, Narayan favours freedom for his new women and wants to see them educated, active and independent. There is no ground to deny R.K. Narayan the status of a feminist writer. (Dash and Namita 7) Although Narayan is not extensively known as feminist novelist but the way he depict the images of female characters in his novel is clearly affirm that he is one of a feminist novelists. Rosie is a brave example and outstanding modern woman that Narayan has portrayed. Kamala Markandaya projects Rukmani as the one who celebrates her womanhood; balancing her emotionality with her indomitable spirit.