She usually did so by referring to society as “they” and then following with what society expects of a women. Such social constructs, however, are not followed by Emily, and that is her way of rebelling. In the poem “They shut me up in Prose,” Dickinson says “They put me in the Closet—/ Because they likes me “still”—“(Dickinson,3-4). This quote is aimed directly toward society when she used “They” and is talking about how she has been pushed away and frowned upon for not conforming to the traditional womanly tasks. but Emily continued to stand out and be an idol for many women who were afraid to stand for themselves.
About the Author Shashi Deshpande is a well known name in the field of Indian literature. She was born in Dharwad in Karnataka as the girl of the famous Kannada playwright and an incredible Sanskrit researcher Sriranga. She completed her studies in Dharwad, Bombay and Bangalore. Shashi Deshpande had a sharp personality. She got degrees in Economics and Law.
Women have usually been put down and told they could not do something because they are female and are “the weaker sex” this has happened for centuries and still is somewhat still happening today. This is a topic that can go on for a while with many different interpretations and what could have been different if males just let women help. However, book in the middle age have different views on women some are the devil designed to lead men astray others view them as object to obtain. William Shakespeare and Geoffrey Chaucer who have works that have been read for centuries are not any different. They treat most of their female characters worse than their male characters.
On the contrary, to those writers who prefer to distinct their fiction from their nonfiction, Byatt has never desired such a distinction. Reading and writing have been an inseparable necessity of each other. Considering reading and writing "points on a circle" encouraged her to see both action as "the only adequate (Passions of the Mind xiii). Greediness to read and write, unveils itself in a number of ways in her work especially through literary allusion and impenetrable explanation. Byatt called her 1991 collection of literary essays Passions of the Mind, and this title apprehensions one of frequent contradictions about her: life experience stands alive in her novels, no matter how much it may be sifted through art.
Triumph over Trifles The struggles of women have subsisted in countless pieces of literature. Stereotypically speaking, women are not always seen as strong leading characters. Often women are found confined in stories as they are in life. Literature frees women in a way that real life simply cannot. Female authors as well as characters gain that feeling of freedom, due to the less constricting binds of literary writing.
Biswas argue that Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness has always been the focus of controversy especially with regard to women. Critics have always commented on the lake of women role, and they assume that Conrad has failed in giving them a convincing one; he could not also manage to create a well developed women. However, Biswas argue that an absence of a well – developed women is not an evidence of Conrad’s frailer to create such a character, he did not even try to create that kind of character- at least in this novel-, so we cannot blame and questions him for something he attempts to do for a purpose, but what are
Some are religious and others are full of sexual instinct. The women in the Singh’s fictional world are silhouetted against their vast, panoramic background, the great human catastrophe of the partition as depicted from men’s point of view. It merely indicates and suggests the unpleasant and ghastly experience of women involved in this historical and dehumanized process but does not portray or depict their fate, their misery and their suffering. Khushwant Singh’s flair of creative writing comes forward from newspaper writing to fiction. His basic excellence, which administers his creative talent and exemplifies the progress of his art, lies in his art of creating real people from the common parlance of society.
Kamala Markandaya is one of the finest and outstanding woman novelists of post independence India ,internationally known as the writer of Nectar in a Sieve. She belongs to both the East and the West . India is the country of her birth and upbringing and England that of her adoption. She lived for some time in a South Indian village and gained the first-hand knowledge of Indian rural life. She was a journalist in India before migrating to London.
That Long Silence traces the passage of a woman through a maze of doubts and fears towards her affirmation. Viewing the man-woman relationship objectively, the novelist does not throw the blame entirely on men for the subjugation of women. She observes that both men and women find it difficult to outgrow the images and roles allotted to them by society. All the expression of concern for women is a raid upon this silence in Dun Long Silence. But Shashi Deshpande does it not by speaking against their silence on a public platform or through a handbill or a manifesto.
In the essays, Carnal Acts, Nancy Mairs, a young writer who deals with MS disease and mental illnesses speaks out about the difficulties of dealing with MS and how her voice as a writer helped her cope with the difficulties of MS. Mairs tells us she sees a very close connection between life and writing, “For me, thinking about literature and thinking about life aren’t separate, or even separable, acts (4)”. The theme of love who you are is distinctly depicted by Mairs in her essays. This theme is very common throughout the book, especially in the essay titled “Carnal Acts” where she clearly states society 's standards for women are too high. Mairs never considered herself beautiful because she never fit the perfect image of a beautiful woman,