Femininity Essays

  • Cultural Dimensions In Femininity

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    Employee who loves a flexible work hour will have the femininity. Masculinity means “Masculinity stands for a society in which social gender roles are clearly distinct: Men are supposed to be assertive, tough, and focused on material success; women are supposed to be more modest, tender, and concerned with the quality of life.” and femininity means “Femininity stands for a society in which social gender roles overlap: Both men and women are supposed to be

  • Female Monstrosity In Bram Stocker's Dracula

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    Female monstrosity is manifested in different dimensions. Mladan Dolar, in this respect, argues that: “The monster can stand for anything our culture has to repress; the proletariat, sexuality, other cultures, alternative ways of living, heterogeneity, the Other.” (qtd. in Walser, 2). In other words, monsters represent a site of threat for the Western notions of normalcy. Mittman argues that monsters not only “challenge and question; they trouble, they worry, they haunt. They break and tear and rend

  • Annotated Bibliography: Amelia Earhart: The Flying Feminist

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    Autumn Furr Mr.Ranew Honors English III 15 November 2017 Annotated Bibliography Thesis statement: Amelia Earhart is an American hero because she set goals, she fought to achieve them, she believed women could do anything men could do. “Amelia Earhart: The Flying Feminist.” Flight Paths: Purdue University's Aerospace Pioneers, 10 Mar. 2017, flightpaths.lib.purdue.edu/blog/2016/09/13/amelia-earhart-the-flying-feminist/. This website is about her life and how she got women equal to men. This is a

  • Theoretical Framework: Gender Schema Theory

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    behaviours, attitudes, and clothing are appropriately masculine or feminine through their accumulated experiences (Wroblewski & Huston, 1987). That is, gender schema are informed by and, more or less, mirror sociocultural definitions of masculinity and femininity. These sociocultural standard are largely defined by media. As such, video games are a source of information that depict what traits are masculine and

  • Femininity Culture: Masculinity Vs. Femininity

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    Masculinity versus femininity This dimension doesn’t correlate directly with gender roles or behaviours. Instead this is more orientated towards specific traits that Hofstede has defined as masculine and low masculine (femininity). A high masculine culture is characterized by focusing on money, possessions, and traditional family values. Feminine cultures are said to be relationship oriented, focused on quality of life, and failing is generally more accepted. This is best describe by the commonly

  • The Male God In Emily Dickinson's Over The Fence

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    The Destruction of the Male God in Emily Dickinson’s “Over the Fence” and in Rosemary Radford Ruether’s “The Liberation of Christology from Patriacrchy” Rosemary Radford Ruether in her article, “The Liberation of Christology from Patriarchy," and Emily Dickinson in her poem, “Over the Fence,” destroy two structures, at the core of which resides the male gendered God. The two interconnected structures — the patriarchal/gender structure, which is hierarchical, and therefore, vertical structure, and

  • The Destruction Of The Male God In Emily Dickinson's Over The Fence Analysis

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    The Destruction of the Male God in Emily Dickinson’s “Over the Fence” and in Rosemary Radford Ruether’s “The Liberation of Christology from Patriacrchy” Rosemary Radford Ruether in her article, “The Liberation of Christology from Patriarchy," and Emily Dickinson in her poem, “Over the Fence,” destroy two structures, at the core of which resides the male gendered God. The two interconnected structures — the patriarchal/gender structure, which is hierarchical, and therefore, vertical structure, and

  • Femininity In Society

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    called “Codes,” the concept introduced by William Pollack in his writing, “Real Boys”. On the other hand, there is an exception: numerous individuals around the world nowadays get confused about defining themselves on the scale of the masculinity and femininity. One may come up with question like this: “Given that most people seem to live their lives with the gender they were born with and have no problem

  • Analysis Of Feminism In Fairytales

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    In this section the facts and information will be displayed as a result of the research that has been conducted, and conferred in the methodology, so as to be able to understand the discussion and analysis in the next segment. 6.1 Feminism and Fairytales How different branches of feminism can be applied to fairytales vary greatly. To keep this essay focused on sexuality and gender. Marxist feminism explains that the oppression of women as a result of economical control through capitalism, with a

  • Essay On Gender Representation In Mass Media

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    hours each day watching TV, browsing the Internet and reading magazines. There are so many images of men and women in the media today that it certainly has an impact on the viewer’s thoughts and sense of identity. I’m going to solely focus on how femininity is represented in contemporary advertising. Types of Stereotypes in the mass media Commonly in the mass media, such as movies, TV shows and advertising women are generally portrayed with certain stereotypes. Women are often stereotypically shown

  • Analysis Of Bertha In Jane Eyre

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    Bertha indeed symbolizes an essential element of Jane’s self-identity. This is reinforced by the mirror-image Jane sees as Bertha tears her veil, which resembles that of Jane in the red-room. The grotesque faces are surprisingly alike in how Jane feels on seeing them. In the red-room, when the solitary Jane looks into the mirror, she perceives a strange figure gazing at her with frightened eyes, this is a critical moment of her individual development. The figure has “a white face” and is like a supernatural

  • That Long Silence Analysis

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    17/PELA/003 IDENTITY CRISIS AND ASSERTION OF THE ‘SELF’ IN THAT LONG SILENCE In the novel That Long silence Shashi Deshpande has created a powerful character Jaya who tries to erase a long silence and fight the problems of self-revelation and self-assessment. Jaya is a representative of the entire female community who never broke their silence. The author attempts to point out how Indian culture and society remains silent and indifferent on the subject of women. Shashi Deshpande shows how social

  • Analysis Of Ted E. Boyle's The Death Of The Fly

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    Ted E. Boyle argues in his essay “The Death of the Boss: Another Look at Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Fly’” that the boss in Katherine Mansfield’s “The Fly” is in fact spiritually dead. According to Boyle, the boss has been consumed by materialism after his son’s death and is no longer really alive. This whole argument, while overall a valid interpretation, seems slightly questionable at times, especially when it comes to the ample attention paid to the boss’s materialism. Boyle takes the boss’s thoughts

  • Jealousy: Annotated Bibliography On Personality

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    Annotated Bibliography Draft: Jealousy Worthy Pegram Salem College PSYC 150 Personality Psychology Dr. Mary Jacobsen 11/09/2017 Annotated Bibliography Allen, B. P. (2008). Personality theories: development, growth, and diversity value pack. mysearchlab. Place of publication not identified: Prentice Hall. a) This book is a textbook on personality and only contains a small amount of information pertaining to jealousy as a personality trait. The author defines jealousy as the fear of losing

  • Macbeth Blood Analysis

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    William Shakespeare, a prominent English poet and author of the famous tragedy Macbeth, whom has wrote one hundred and fifty four sonnets, thirty eight plays, and numerous narrative poems throughout his era. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Shakespeare uses blood as a constant and dominating theme in the play. Blood appears in two forms as physical and imaginary blood. Furthermore in the beginning, it resembles honor, bravery, and victory. But throughout the play, conveys guilt, murder, betrayal, infidelity

  • Jamaica Kincaid Symbolism

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    Jamaica Kincaid depicts an instructional survival guiding theme in “Girl,” about a mother giving essential advice to the daughter about very critical life issues. The advice consists of how to do many domestic acts such as Antiguan dishes, being a respectable young lady and many small suggestions to not have a ruined reputation amongst the society the young girl is living in. Throughout the short story uses symbolism to emphasize the theme entirely so the girl learns to behave and be pure in front

  • Mental State In Macbeth

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    In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Macbeth, the reader can clearly note the decline in Macbeth’s mental state. As the play progresses one can undoubtedly see Macbeth’s mental state degrading as his thoughts become increasingly dark, anxious, desperate, and laced with insecurities. Shakespeare’s writing effectively conveys Macbeth’s state of mind by using various literary devices, imagery, as well as the presence of Lady Macbeth to provide contrasting thoughts to that of Macbeth, allowing the

  • The Importance Of Loyalty In Short Stories

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    Loyalty is a common literary theme because it is something that all people seek. Military companies, sports teams, and employers actively seek those they feel will be the most loyal to their cause. Loyalty provides a sense of stability and comfort. In many great literary works we see that the most loyal characters are those of meager existence. In the short stories “A White Heron,” “The Death of Ivan Ilych,” and “A Rose for Emily” a theme of undervalued loyalty becomes evident. Sylvia, in Sarah

  • Shylock's Anti-Semitism In The Merchant Of Venice

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    The character of Shylock is presented as a more nuanced representation than a 1600s anti-Semitic English audience would, perhaps, have expected. The anti-Semitism in the play itself is certainly present. Characters direct much hate and vitriol at Shylock not only for his (admittedly reprehensible) character, but specifically for his Jewishness. Antonio likens him to an "evil soul" and a "devil" (Shakespeare, Act 1 Sc 3, 105-110). Lancelet the servant reiterates this line of thought, saying of "the

  • Innocence In Lord Of The Flies

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    Everyone stands on some sort of moral ground. As long as that “ethical moral high ground” is under our feet, we are stable. Although, the big question is, what happens when the ground disappears? What becomes of our society? In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, there are three main influential characters that die on the island. There deaths, however seemingly small, greatly impact all the lives of the boys on the island. “The shape of society must depend on the ethical nature of the