The Sympathy-Gaining Sister From an outsider’s point of view, this story might seem like just an average family altercation. However, when Why I Live at the P.O. is told from Sister’s point of view, the reader sympathizes with Sister and respects her decisions. Sister’s sole point in telling this story is to justify her actions and gain the reader’s sympathy. Telling the story from her point of view allows Sister to influence her audience by calling out the reader and belittling Stella-Rondo.
And one of the most significant contributions has been the unearthing and reinterpretation of “lost” works by women writers, and the documentation of their lives and careers. She, in the book therefore, undertakes a similar task, which according to her was impossible in the past due to the overemphasis on the elite groups of women writers who were valorized. She points out that a similar need was recognized by Virginia
Luce is first very aware that by delivering her speech she is most likely to be criticized by her audience. Due to the fact that she has asked her audience for opinions, and their feelings toward the American press. Luce has still continued to speak the truth about journalist not being completely honest. She presents herself by saying, “Even at their invitation- does not generally point evoke and enthusiastic- no less a friendly response” (L. 13-14). Luce explains and wants to let her audience know that the feedback is not going to be positive because of all the criticism she is going to receive, and points out the problem that is going to build in her position.
2.3-Results and Discussion: The writer in The Bell Jar tries to prove that the woman is able to face the whole society and does what she wants. The woman has an ability to prove to the world her strength to achieve her desires. She does not accept the life which the society forced her to live in, but she thinks to make a better one. Although she faced many difficulties but she overcomes them. Sylvia Plath used the first person narration to prove that the woman is able to talk about herself.
Nothomb uses contrasting sentence structure between Amélie 's thoughts and her dialogue and actions to demonstrate the way that Westerners often ignore other cultures despite knowing better because they view themselves as more important. Amélie displays this exact behavior when she jokes about Fubuki 's struggles despite understanding how serious they are and again later when she follows Fubuki into the bathroom even knowing the consequences of her actions. In her writing style, Nothomb often breaks from the story to teach the readers about Japanese culture. During these breaks, Nothomb explains Japanese culture in great detail, spending especially long on a women’s role in Japanese society. She rants on about the “physical and mental corsets,...constraints, crushing denials, absurd restrictions, dogmas, heartbreaks,” and “conspiracies of silence and humiliation” that plague women in Japanese culture (65).
A woman’s job in life was to be a good mother and a good wife, period. Although feminist movements were now on the horizon, the subject of women standing up and speaking out for their rights was extremely controversial. As a feminist, Kate Chopin incorporated feminism in The Awakening through characters such as Edna Pontellier and Mademoiselle Reisz. Because the subject matter was so controversial and taboo, Chopin received a lot of negative feedback when she published the novel, with readers calling it “morbid, vulgar, and disagreeable.” The reactions Chopin received in response to her novel are very similar to how the people within Edna’s society react to her journey of a spiritual awakening. Both were intensely judged and alienated due to their unique views that did not match up with the masses.
A Room of one’s own is an essay by Virginia Woolf which was published in 1929.The essay is usually seen and studied as a feminist criticism text and is a series of lectures delivered by her at Newnham College and Girton College in Cambridge University where she was invited as a guest lecturer. In the essay, Virginia Woolf talked about the place of women in literary circles of the society and how they are marginalized by the patriarchal society. The topic of her thesis was Women and Fiction. This essay presents the reality of women writers’ condition in late 19th and early 20th century but with the help of an imaginary background and setting. Her thesis of that “a woman must have money and a room of her own” if she is to write fiction.
Flappers of Yesterday “I have even heard it said in praise of the modern women that she does not look upon marriage as her aim in her life, but looks forward to entering to a profession and earning her living independently of male support.” A powerful quote from a writer named Sheila Kaye-Smith (DiPaolo 6). She is talking about the women of the 1920’s started to change and becoming a different person, thinking different ways, and act out differently. With that others had different opinions on how the felt the change in women 's minds in the 1920’s. Although people saw flappers as a disgrace, they were a new kind of feminist with their independence, behavior, and lifestyle. The Flapper originated from England before WWI and then came to the United States around 1915 but never really became popular until 1923.
There is also an argument that for women to make their voice heard journalism or the media space is stronger. There is an increased level of involvement by women in communication sectors but they usually get stuck in the middle and hardly reach at the top decision making level. Low wages, marginalisation, unfair labour practices, sexual harassment are some of the challenge faced by women journalist at work place. Therefore, instead of getting succumbed to the dominant set up one should take pro-active steps within their capacities to challenge and change the current state of affairs. Apart from these external issues the women also have to go through the challenges and limitations posed by their family and immediate society.
She feels her books are open examinations of the encounters of individuals in particular setting. Her plots shape into insistent pictures of women 's activist perspectives. A large portion of us are blinded by this optics to such a degree, to the point that we neglect to perceive whatever other legitimacy in her. For instance, I was thinking about her novel That Long Silence. I think in this novel the utilization of the pioneer figure of speech is extremely fascinating.