Maybe the author might not intend to, but the readers engulfed with the male-centered mindset might omit the position of women. It is worth demystifying the thought that women should only be visible to men. They have a fundamental role to play in the pieces of literature that we interact with and the society as a whole. Just as pointed out in this study, the society cannot succeed without the input of women, even if they are not seen in the forefront. Even though it would appear that Hildeburh did not succeed in the role she was intended to perform, the way she manages herself in the whole process is of great significance.
Women of 17th century England are supposed to be subordinate to men; however, Shakespeare reveals that it is the women who give power to men. The three women present in The Tempest exemplify this. Men are threatened by Sycorax, since she realizes her power and is an independent women who refuses to give up her power to men. She is consequentially viewed as evil and a threat to society. On the other hand, Miranda maintains her role as the servant to her father and then Ferdinand.
It is true that Lord of the Rings gives the active roles almost exclusively to males, but females had very important duties. He doesn 't denigrate or discriminate against women, but his male characters go to seek conflict and are the ones actively trying to precisely destroy the ring. The three females in the novel are powerful and essential to complete the fellowship’s task in their own way. It may be by fighting with a sword like Eowyn, or by being a giver of very important gifts like Galadriel, or
The social and cultural space solely for women represented is physically by the queen mothers court. A large part of the queen mother 's role is her authority to settle disputes involving women. Importantly, the queen mothers court has historically been integral to the queen mother 's role. The court is part of the social structure, and it allows for women who cannot afford going to state court to have a way to handle disputes. The existence of both state and queen mothers court-created legal plurality, rooted in gender plurality.
Using these words, the authors draw the line of distinction between the roles of “the saint” and “the whore” (200). Secondly, independent women in fairy tales were often associated with the concept of evil because they menaced the patriarchal order itself (203). No longer relying on men for emotional or economic support, these women were harder to control (203). However, back in the days when these tales were crafted, “most women had not been by tradition so fortunate as to enjoy the economic independence that would enable them to run their lives as wished” (203). As a result, their roles in society were entirely defined by their relationships with men (207).
She feels that they are full of a kind of potential to be honest and good human beings, however a majority of them seem to belittle women and not show any great character. But men, in her opinion, can also be sensitive and poetic, as she portrays Anne’s love interest Captain Wentworth. Jane Austen’s social mirror reflects her very broken, unfair, Victorian society in an accurate and entertaining way. Her literary catalog is filled with commentary and wit regarding gender inequality, and she did not hesitate to inject her works with her own personal beliefs and thoughts. Austen was a brave individual for putting such hefty arguments into her works, and was a unique author in the ways she could encapsulate her society in such a realistic manner.
This need further led to a staggering number of clubs, activities, and causes, culminating in the ‘militant groups’ and almost terrifying collectivity of the suffrage movement. Though, the feminist writers of this phase were not important artists, yet, they represented an important stage in this tradition through their rejection of self-sacrifice. They not only used male sexual vocabulary forcefully but challenged the monopoly of male publishers as well, and rebelled against dictatorship of the male establishment. The women writers of this phase successfully handled their activist potential and creative
Still, in my opinion, women are being discriminated by some people of what she can or cannot do. This is the same during the Elizabethan period where women can do things unless they are allowed by their spouse or male relatives. In my own opinion, the greatest impact that the Elizabethan period had with the modern England today is the language and literature. The language during the Elizabethan period was different. It wasn’t the English language that the modern England uses today.
Compared to the rest of history of the world, America is the most civilized and free nations that has ever been established. One often takes this type of freedom for granted, as it can evidently alter the characteristic and behaviors. In Victorian age Europe, social norms where women were seen more for their attractiveness rather than their intelligence, and as such, women were naturally discouraged from seeking greater education, relying upon the male population to supply for them. Typically, this would have been controversial for America right now, but for Europe and the rest of the world at the time, these realities where all too real. In the novel Northanger Abbey, themes of society dictating behavior is the main driving force for the event that takes place.
Literature is the reflection of human action. Since the last two centuries, the woman writer and women’s writings have gone through some significant changes. Doris Lessing has a creative energy like her male contemporaries, in the nineteenth century she was confined to the marginal of a patriarchal society by which she was only appreciated on account of her marital and domestic duty—for she was not entitled to many rights. Maybe she wrote a manuscript under a male pseudonym to be accepted; maybe she burnt or buried her manuscript, afraid of the consequences it might have. She perfectly inscribed a counter narrative by which she did manage to articulate some of her objectives.