ABSTRACT: The study tends to depict how Eliot treated women as mere second sex in his poetry. It further explores Eliot’s misogynic, female-hater temperament and the reasons behind this abhorrence against women. The subjugation of women, throughout centuries, from ancient to present time has been done by male in patriarchal society. Eliot in his poetry, through the allusions of myth, history, religion, literature and philosophy not only narrates the degenerated state of women but also contributes to it by his fun, ridicule and satire of women. Instead of breaking the notion of patriarchy, Eliot becomes a torch-bearer of patriarchy and contributes to perpetuate the process subjugation of women by strengthening the mechanisms of women subordination.
It is not just a movement to defend the women over the man. It is also to liberate both man and woman. It liberates man through making his thought out the box and woman as equal individual rather than a dolls who stay at home. It against the culture that make the woman feel below man.” Feminist movement did not only focus on the opposition between man and woman, but also the changes od rights and identity”. When women achieved a progress in calling for their rights and began to emerge as great writers, they wrote poetry according a male 's point of view like Virginia Wolf.
Gender politics is defined as the debate about the roles and relations of men and women. The wife of bath is from a tale in the canterbury tales called the wife of bath 's tale. The Wife of Bath is a feminist because of the actions that she makes and the way she makes choices. So is the Wife of Bath a feminist? The tale starts off in when king arthur ruled the land.
In The Wife of Bath’s Tale, Geoffrey Chaucer uses the tale as a fable to reveal the human nature of shallowness by its plot and characters. The story begins from the ancient days of King Arthur, when the “hero” of the story condemned sexual assault, but then was saved by an ugly woman. Chaucer created characters that are lusty, greedy, materially desires, and amazingly shallow in order to compare and comment on the lifestyle of the higher classes at the time. From the start of the story, Geoffrey Chaucer illustrated how foolishly shallows the young Knight is in comparison to the upper classman. In an era of male domination, women have few political and legal rights; therefore, men tend to see women as properties and disrespect them.
It is a patronizing retort to a woman when a male says that all are created equal. He, from his realm built by discrimination, looks down upon the struggles of the oppressed, in particular, those of women. The society has been branded by a belief that “a man’s sense of self is defined through his ability to achieve results…[whereas] a woman’s sense is defined through her feelings and the quality of relationships”, as defined by John Gray, the author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. However, scathingly repulsive, or inherently unjust, the sad fact remains—this is the truth. Written in the unspoken doctrines of the society, males are perceived as the breadwinners, the providers and protectors of the inferior females.
In The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, women are treated as objects and sexual entertainment. Women are defined by their beauty, social standings, and upbringing. What women want is control over men and to be defined by their wisdom and intelligence. Several female characters, two in particular, Alice and Alisoun support the strength of women and reject that fact that they are looked at as less than men. The women have little control over the men and they slowly gain their power by manipulating men and using their sexual desires to entice them, thus giving women more control over men which is very rare.
Women as a source of strife was significant to the Greeks and still influences American Culture today in a negative way to show that women are portrayed of having less value than men, women are being paid less and are not being treated as well as men in the workplace. Woman as a source of strife was important in ancient Greek culture because men had the need to be dominant in ancient Greece. Men made women seem evil and sinful in the eyes of the community. This value means that women are blamed for bad occurrences in the world. This value came to be because men needed a reason to be dominant over women when there was no reason to be.
The other kind of Love, “Common Aphrodite” is considered bad because it is driven by physical desires towards the body rather than mind, and as a consequence, they are attracted towards both men and women. The belief of two different Aphrodites was formed due to Hesiod and Homer’s writings. While Hesiod tells that Aphrodite is motherless, Homer states that she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Both Phaedrus and Pausanias link Eros to their Greek traditions and
Gender equality: as big a myth as the Greek gods themselves. Misogyny dates back to millenia ago, finding its place in society then as it does now. Ancient Greece literature is no exception, as Homer’s The Odyssey shows. Homer illustrates for readers how traditional gender roles limit women, evidenced by the numerous examples of inequality between men and women. While men are lauded for being strong, intelligent heroes, it seems that the only achievement women can accomplish is being beautiful.
This paper will analyse how The Great Gatsby is essentially written from a man’s perspective and how it presents women as objects of ornamental importance to men and as inferior beings. Fitzgerald blatant sexism in voiced through Nick the narrator “Dishonesty in a woman is something you never blame deeply…” In the novel patriarchal order categorizes women either as “Madonna” or as “whore” based on their submission to or rebellion against, the rules of patriarchy. This paper will analyse how the representation of women in literature has been one of the most important forms of socialization providing the role models which indicate to women and men, what constitutes acceptable versions of the