Charlotte and her sisters were compelled to learn how to survive in a man’s world. Charlotte wrote many books; at least six which include, a couple she wrote with her sisters. All of these books showed the struggles of women and the social status. She used her books to show her ideas and philosophy on life. The British novelist, Charlotte Bronte, utilized her life experiences within her novel “Jane Eyre” to illustrate love, sexism and social status, and her comparison to fictional and non-fictional characters.
Name Instructor Course Date Women through the Ages The Awakening is a work about the societal gender relations and it brings into focus the negative effects of the society’s expectations on the woman’s growth as an individual separate person. The story is setup in the last part of the Victorian Era, a period which had many concerns with propriety, manners, and morals. The author gives a view of intra-psychic pain experienced by the main character, Edna, due to the societal expectations. The novel has special reference to the Creole culture, the themes of sexual expression, restrictive women’s culture, and “selfishness” or art before domestic duties are highlighted in the story. The impact of the themes’ novelty led to the book being banned.
My main focus will be women, how they lived, and survived, in the sexist society during the Regency era. This is also a large theme in all of Austen’s novels. First and foremost, I am going to write a bit about what “Persuasion” is about. The main character is Anne Elliot, daughter of Sir Walter Elliot. She is longing for the love of her life, Captain Frederick Wentworth, whom Lady Russell persuaded her to leave.
1. - What is the secondary text all about? This secondary text is about the autobiographical issues lived by Virginia Woolf that triggered into writing the novel To the lighthouse. In this text, the author attempts to fund ideas of how the novels and written works of Woolf are represented into her personal experiences and her personality. As well, this secondary text shows the evolution of the characters of the novel and in which way are these characters stocked to their roles but also the connection they had with roles imposed by society during the epoch of Queen Victoria’s kingdom which promoted the particular devotion of women and men to maintain a certain configuration of family and the roles assigned to mother and father respectively.
Sense & Sensibility was written by Jane Austen in the early 19th century. The story focuses on two sisters who, after the tragic death of their father, end up disinherited. This force the sisters and their family to move out from their house and start a new life. The novel then follows the two sisters while they search for love. It is not common for characters to talk about social class in the book, although it is a theme that follows through the whole story.
In the progressive modern world, the ancient mindset of men’s superiority exists in many societies. Women who are opposed to such ideology are, in some cases, perceived as rebellious when words such as feminism has come to acknowledgement for over a century. Through the struggles that the characters of A Thousand Splendid Suns faced in the patriarchal Afghani culture, Khaled Hosseini delivers his feminist ideas. For her whole life, Nana endured the troubles given by men, and she is one of the “fallen female warrior” of the novel because she fought against the oppression and lost, due to the unfortunate circumstances of her life. 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.
Every human has a different approach when enduring the loss of a loved one. In Kate Chopin’s, The Story of an Hour, Louise Mallard received the news of her husband death. During this time, widows normally grieve for a long period, but Mrs. Mallard is an atypical widow. She grieves for a short period of time, but then she is overcome with a sense of freedom because she is free from an oppressive and unhappy marriage. This is an example of how The Story of an Hour portrays irony.
My Summer Project is on the novel Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte. My project initially highlights the problems faced by a women in 19th Century. The issues come in the way of people when the two belongs to different class and status. It also highlights various themes, the writer has used in the novel and also how every theme is being shown with examples. The novel is about love and determination, which can be understood from the view of an orphaned girl, who apart from being a part of all the difficulties and problems of class and status, she always believed in love and was determined by it.
In Margaret Laurence’s novel The Stone Angel, the reader follows an old woman named Hagar struggle with coming to terms with her past and present as she approaches the end of her life. One recurring theme that Hagar reflects back on was her struggle to break free of the gender roles her patriarchal inner circle assigned to her. In The Stone Angel the main character Hagar is oppressed and controlled by the gender roles enforced by her father and husband. From a young age Hagar’s father restricted her because she was female. He had a very specific mold of a traditional victorian lady that he tried to make Hagar conform perfectly to.
The first chapter makes an introductory assessment of Indian English women novelists in general and makes a brief survey of the portrayal of women with specific account of suffering and discrimination in particular. It deals with the development of genre ‘novel’ in Indian English literature with the focus of women novelists of the period. This chapter explores the fictional portrayal of suffering woman and her subjugated status in the male dominated society. It explores that the women were fated to suffer and struggle right from birth to their death. It is observed that women are still suffering and their struggle has not ended yet.