Indeed, this study seeks to demystify the male-centric mindset to promote the visibility of women in the contemporary interpretation of literary works demonstrating that women play a greater role in the literature despite the proximity given to male protagonist. There are significant women who play integral parts in Beowulf. This study gives attention to Hildeburh as a woman of value. In fact, her values are not only limited to the explicates in the piece of literature, but can be related to the Anglo-Saxon society at
In Kate Chopin’s literary piece “The Awakening” she uses the literary school of criticism of feminist criticism to criticize the feminist standpoint in the novel and the time period the novel was written. Kate Chopin uses self experiences of feminism that she faced to create her novel “The Awakening”. "she experienced a revival in the latter part of the twentieth century because of her concerns with women 's issues, especially their freedom from societal (particularly masculine) mandates” (Timko). Kate Chopin was recognized more in the later part of the twentieth century because of concerns she had with the women 's issues for their freedom and the social aspect of their male partners. With the concerns that Chopin had for the freedom of the women and the social part of their relationship with men and had decided to show her concerns through the novel.
336). With the many similarities and allusions du Maurier makes to Brontë’s work, Rebecca lends itself particularly well for this feminist reading as well. As was explored above, the readers’ only way to gather more information about Rebecca, her deviant sexual proclivities, and madness is through the unreliable narration from residents of Manderley as well as the novel’s editorial protagonist. As was suggested by both Williams and Pons, the narrator uses her editorial position to further distance herself from the madness of her predecessor by highlighting her own naiveté and upholding the norms of patriarchy and passive femininity. To keep her position as both Maxim’s living wife and the narrator to the tale, the unnamed heroine had to adhere to these norms to avoid being marginalized in the way that Rebecca seemingly is.
The gender roles of Jane Austen’s time, and the mirroring of them in Persuasion, are good examples of how hard it can be to resist inequality amongst sexes. Gender inequality is a social issue that recurs throughout the novel. Most of the characters that face gender inequality comply with their oppression. Moreover, the characters that are oppressed by gender inequality have come to expect such injustice. Jane Austen’s Persuasion demonstrates true-to-life examples of how both women and men accept their “role” in society, accept and expect it.
ABSTRACT The purpose of the paper is to study quest for self in the novels of Sudha Murty, taking in account the complexity of life, different histories, culture and different structure of values, the women’s question, despite basic solidarity, needs to be tackled in relation to socio-cultural situation. Women under patriarchal pressure and control are subjected to much more bunts and social exclusion. They live and struggle under the oppressive mechanism of closed society, is very much reflected in her writings. They are more discriminated and biased in lieu of their sex. Murty is considered to be one of the most realistic author, for she is able to bring the true picture of psyche of the women changing with the times.
They mainly suggest the female experience in a masculine and male-driven world. The change in the focal point and perspective to female characters attempts to overthrow the traditional masculine definition and representation of femininity. Duffy’s rework highlights the search for a new female identity outside masculine definition and creates a huge contrast to the traditional idea on female subjectivity and stereotypes. The shift of emphasis onto women empowers women and provides them with ability to take control of their circumstances. A few themes that are shown in these poems include feminism and social standards of women, self-strengthening and transformation.
B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot is rooted in their temperament. They have not chosen to deliberately project feminism but it comes naturally in their writings. These poets have practically seen rampant negligence of women and their exploitation at the hands of men. To show these aspects particular poems which deal with the theme of feminism have been minutely studied in the critical light of this research because this research work focuses elements of feminism in the poems of the most illustrative poets of the 20th century. Readers must appreciate the insight of these poets in respect of uncertainty in the lives of women.
Therefore, even though women wrote literature as well as men, unfavourable and unrealistic female stereotypes were still omnipresent in books. However, Anne’s and Harville’s conversation is not just “an indictment of masculine literary tradition” (Pinch 220), but a reference to the contemporary discussions about women and literature as well (Pinch 221; Richardson 183-4). Moreover, based on the context of their exchange, Anne is clearly addressing her words to Wentworth when she is passionately defending women’s constancy, because she has suspected since their encounter that he still loves her (Austen 154) and has noticed Wentworth has been listening to her debate with Harville (Waldron
Mansfield notices there was a pattern going on with the feminist characters and there was a lot of proof of the tradition needed to be changed for the good. A lot of things were being analyzed which was not beneficial to the gender culture. Mansfield short story was a breath of fresh air when the truth started to become our reality. Mansfield spoken on many different gender roles, stating were do a female stand in a man’s worlds. Many authors happen to back up Mansfield when straightforward and expand on the truth about sexuality as
The language is discarding its patriarchal bias and gender issues are gaining prominence .The contribution of women novelist to bring problems of women into focus is not to be overlooked but it is not only the women who are concerned with gender related issues. The writings of Arudhati Roy, Manju Kapoor, Jhumpa Lahiri, C.B. Divakarni have contributed a lot to English Fiction. The writings of V.S. Naipal (A House For Mr. Biswas),Salman Rashdi,Vikarm Seth etc.