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Leslies W. Rabine, in her essay “No Lost Paradise: Social Gender and Symbolic Gender in the Writings of Maxine Hong Kingston,” says that “traditional male narratives” are based “on a linear and circular quest to return to a lost paradise” (Rabine 90), however, female narratives do not have this lost paradise. The world in which Edna lives traps her so that the paradise she is seeking cannot exist. The paradise Edna is looking for is nothing more than a situation in which she can be truly happy. The fundamentally phallocentric... ... middle of paper ... ...Awakening.
Literary Reference Center. Web. 27 Nov. 2013. Rich, Adrienne. “Jane Eyre: The Temptations of a Motherless Woman.” Jane Eyre (An Authoritative Text, Contexts, and Criticisms).
In the essay “The Failure of Feminism,” by Phyllis Chesler, that was first published by The Chronical of Higher Education on February 24, 2006. The author emphasizes how “feminism may not be existent anymore (Chesler, 2006).” Chesler describes the word feminism itself, and how others may interpret the word. “The Failure of Feminism shows how feminism has evolved over time. The word feminism can be is understood. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the word feminism is females.
Cutter, Martha J. "Frontiers of Language: Engendering Discourse in "The Revolt of 'Mother""American Literature 63.2 (1991): 279-91. Jstor. Web. 29 Mar.