Sylvia Plath Feminist Analysis

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A Feminist Critique on Sylvia Plath’s Lady Lazarus Feminism is the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes as well as the movement organized around this belief. (The American Heritage Dictionary). Feminist literary criticism is a literary movement which was enlightened by the feminist theory or the political movement of feminism, it uses feminist ideologies and principles as a tool to critique literature. Feminist criticism is broader and does not only focus on literature. It was a product of the second wave of feminism, which was in 1960s Peter Barry, Beginning Theory An Introduction To Literary And Cultural Theory, third edition, Manchester University Press, P. 116) . The feminist literary movement mainly focused on the representation of women in literature, recognising the role that is portrayed by language on what is socially constructed, view if women and men were essentially different due to biology or social construct, explore female language in the text, and to make it clear whether the ideological base of the text is neutral or mainstream (Barry, P. 128, 129) Sylvia Plath was an American writer, she wrote many poems and was mostly recognized as a poet, however, she did write novels, short stories, and children’s books. She was born in 1932 and committed suicide in 1963, she was only 30 years of age. Her most notable works are Ariel, which is a collection of poems, it was published posthumously in 1965 by her husband Ted Hughes -who was
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