Scholars have described the Female Gothic as something that “[…] not only engendered a body of critical work which focused on the ways in which the Female Gothic articulated women’s dissatisfactions with patriarchal society and addressed the problematic position of the maternal within that society, but placed the Gothic at the centre of the female tradition.”1 In other words, Female Gothic focuses on, not only the literature written by women but also on criticizing the position in which women have been put for centuries. Women have been undermined by society, taking away their freedom as individuals, turning them in submissive, quiet beings. Disregarded as only useful at home to take care of the children. Thus is not strange women decided to
Jeries 1 Asma A. Jeries Professor Ra'ad Ali Research Paper 15 December 2014 Medea as a Feminist Tragedy While researching texts written about Medea the heroine, I found lots of authors highlight the idea that Medea trapped in a patriarchal society, such as, academic journals, articles, and books . These authors looked at the play form unusual perspective which is from a woman's eye. They also found Medea is victimized by her unfaithful husband whom she sacrifices everything to stay with him. Her husband who is a man's voice symbolizes a society as a whole. Each one of the authors, describe in details how much Medea is suppressed even by the one whom she loves him more than herself.
Desert royal was a real eye opener to us of how difficult life can be seen by a woman in many countries and we should feel gratefully that what we are today. There is also a sense of feminism shown by the character of Sultana she stood up and raised up her voice against the social trends and social norms and tradition of society. The author has put forward the immoral character of Saudi men before the world in a very understandable manner that every reader will know the reality very
It embraces both genders and all cultures. Shame crosses all borders and generations. More specifically, just how it affects the relationships between the mothers and daughters in The Joy Luck Club, and how Sherman Alexie portrays Zits in the book Flight. Zits is humiliated by the blood shared between him and his father. In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan writes about the intergenerational struggle between the mothers and daughters.
It is established very early in the play that girls are liars when Abby says, “ABIGAIL: She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold sniveling woman and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a…?”(1247) this quote is Abby lying about Elizabeth Proctor lying about her, which is a lot of lies. Miller depicts women as liars throughout the whole play and to me that is a pretty feminist point of
Morrison is concerned with the omitted and unspeakable past of the black slave women. Recollecting her past, Sethe remembers that once upon a time her house 124 had been “a cheerful, buzzing house where Baby Suggs, holy, loved, cautioned, fed, chastised and soothed” (Morrison, 86). The main concern of Morrison in Beloved is to re-establish the connectivity between women to face the physical as well as psychological survival in the era of slavery. Discussing about the relationship between two women, Morrison says: We read about Ajax and Achillies willing to die for each other, but very little about the friendship of women, and them having respect for each other, like it’s something new. But black women had always had that, they have always been emotional life support for each other.”(Morrison, xvi) When Sethe arrived with her daughter, Baby Suggs “kissed her on the mouth and refused to let her see the children.
The CR doesn’t appear in its historical expressions but as personal dimension, the Four Clean-ups Movement set the stage for her loneliness, the fear of darkness, that awkward feeling of being always superfluous. Growing up was sad and a shameful experience, every touch felt vulgarly brutal, yet the remembrance of those years helps the writer to become aware of the significance of her inadequacy, estranged and disconnected to both the repressive collectivism and the shallow capitalism. The protagonists by and large are urban educated female venturing far beyond themselves; Duomi, Niuniu, Wang Qiyao, Coco, Hong using their bodies as the tool of their experience perceive a world denied to their narrative brothers but in the end this world closes on them too, revealing the same desperate loneliness. The background stage is very desolating though this time to fail are not the primary organs of socialization, family and school, but the male world. Men are broken.
Similarly, in the USATODAY article, “Rose McGowan: It 's time everyone 'shut up and listen”, written by Alia E. Dastagir, the author details the experiences of women who have been sexually objectified and who are presently involved within the #MeToo movement. As well as specifies the sexual abuse of actress Rose McGowan’s and her decision to break her silence and willingly share her experience about her sexual assault perpetrated by her sexual predator, Harvey Weinstein. This paper will compare Minot’s short story and the relation it has to the emotional stories carried by women such as Rose McGowan, who too suffer from sexually abused experiences. The textual evidence gathered will explore how the story of the narrator in “Lust”, bridges a connection through the cries of sexually exploited women within the #MeToo movement and
Set in the late 19th century, gender stereotyping is heavily noted between the characters in the story. The narrator, as a woman, plays housewife to a physician. Her concerns and suggestions are often not taken into consideration. The narrator’s husband, as a physician, is perceived to be well educated with a formal background. The husband’s suggestions override that of the narrator in almost every way throughout the story.
The chorus says, “You are right Medea” (L 266). She voices women’s loss of power over their bodies and economies. And how they became trapped in the their own household. Medea explains, “With an excess of wealth it is required/ For us to buy a husband” and notes to not take a “master” is worse (L 232-234). Here she passionately speaks out against the injustices she faces as a women.