Pearl’s unique uprising allows her to be independent and leave her home in order to impress upon the reader the amount of freedom and maturity she gained throughout the novel. After being shunned and unclaimed by her own father for many years, she had sought out the closure she hoped and dreamed for. Pearl is a very important character, not only does she signify the scarlet letter in living terms, but her free spirited disposition helps to show her purity and almost perfect nature. She leads her parents to redemption with her essential characteristics. After constantly battling with the world, she is finally set free to “be a woman in it” (Hawthorne 229).
Society is a strong force that molded Edna as a woman, but through her suicide, she was finally able to escape its grasp. She wasn’t wife nor mother material, and as she became conscious of it through the development of the novel, Edna isolated herself so she could be awaken. “I could only see the stretch of grass before me, and I feel as if I must walk on forever, without coming to the end of it” (Chopin 19). Edna is beginning to see her role as a wife and mother as eternal and inescapable. So, at the birth of Adele’s child, she starts to find it quite frightening because at this point Edna is reminded to stay dedicated and devoted to her children.
Celie becomes subjective about want she want in her life and she do this through the assistance of other female characters. Furthermore, she also do this through the writing and making friends with females. Alice walker gives celie an awareness on how to deal/manage her life and how she should act against discrimination. In addition, Celie is able to grow or breaks away from discrimination through the assistance of other female characters. As celie do this she begins to convey her feeling of living abusive life through writing letters, because earlier she was not allowed to speak out her feelings by her stepfather.
In The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne shows strength and the ability to overcome great trial and turmoil in her life, yet the guilt and shame sometimes overwhelms her. She is forced to wear the scarlet letter “A” at all times as a reminder of her crime. Hester’s view of her scarlet letter varies throughout the book from a shameful curse to a familiar companion. Despite all of this, Hester still chooses to stay. She later speculates on human nature and social organization, pondering whether existence is worth accepting at all.
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. The paper also holds the writing style, techniques and symbols. Also, the paper will let you know how Jane Eyre is a feminist novel in other ways.
Throughout the novel, Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte characterizes Jane Eyre as a compassionate young woman. Jane takes the best of her childhood memories into a motive to find success of herself as a young woman. The values that society imposes become inadequate in Jane’s life, therefore she goes against what is expected and fulfills her own desires. All throughout the novel Jane must break through the restrictive limits held against by society, ultimately to discover herself and the freedom to think and feel. Standing at a low position in society, Jane relies on power of individual spirit to pursue happiness and success in every aspect of her life.
Until Celie fell in love with Shug who Celie’s husband’s lover, her life as a step-mother and wife was awful. These three women changed each other’s lives and this changing becomes a turning point for them, especially for Celie. She grasped that there are a power in her hands and if she wants, she can change life by opening her eyes inside of her feminine self. Actually, The Color Purple is a movie which holding to the mirror to society. It shows that even if many people surrender social rules and act to women like a slave, women can resist to all oppressions.
How can it be argued that a woman who is willing to defy the expectations of society and the comfort of financial stability in order to find her own happiness is not a powerful role model for young readers? In the Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie is a powerful role model for young readers because she pursues her own happiness by leaving a horrific marriage, engaging in hobbies that she enjoys, and marrying someone that she is happy with. Throughout Janie’s life there are many obstacles blocking her path to happiness. However, instead of allowing those obstacles to prevent her from becoming happy, Janie works to overcome the obstacles and find her path to happiness. Janie chases what she believes will make her happy, and is willing to ignore societal pressures and outside influences that discourage her pursuit.
Women right to celebrate their womanhood; they sing women’s dream and speak their bodies. For as long as women did not write they were not heard. Women’s writing then, is like raising consciousness. Their writing impacts their very existence in the socio cultural milieu as it expedites their shift from marginal position to a central one. Literature is impacted by reality, but its corollary, that reality is molded by literature, is also true.
Thus, Narayan favours freedom for his new women and wants to see them educated, active and independent. There is no ground to deny R.K. Narayan the status of a feminist writer. (Dash and Namita 7) Although Narayan is not extensively known as feminist novelist but the way he depict the images of female characters in his novel is clearly affirm that he is one of a feminist novelists. Rosie is a brave example and outstanding modern woman that Narayan has portrayed. Kamala Markandaya projects Rukmani as the one who celebrates her womanhood; balancing her emotionality with her indomitable spirit.