Is the problem that readers have come to expect strong, independent female characters in Fiction that if a novel lacks it, any women in the story must be powerless, pawns of men stuck in misogynistic roles? Are Tolkien’s women closer to reality since most women are not this overpowering of strong defiantly independent women? Tolkien women can be seen as strong, brave and independent; he just does not push it as writers today do. Tolkien does not blatantly say that his women are strong and independent, this should not indicate that his women should be condemned to powerless, pawns of men stuck in misogynistic roles. The women of Tolkien’s world in The Lord of the Rings are far-flung from this powerless, misogynistic idea and should not be put down as
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Dworkin concluded that in fairy tales women rely on men and can’t achieve anything without them. People found her writing overly biased based to make women be seen as property in that it doesn’t apply to modern times. However, in reality Dworkin’s claim is true because not all women are independent. Some still depend on men in every aspect. For instance, “fairy tales are the primary information about the culture.
2016 Ghostbusters, however, reverse these roles to encourage women that they are just as capable as men. The most evident gender reversal in the movie was making the male hero into female heroine. One of the main characters, Abby Yates, is a good example of how the reversal of gender roles encourages women. She is similar to a typical male hero because she is very headstrong and confident in which she believes in. She does not stop for the approval of others, but lives for herself.
Shakespeare 's usage of women in his plays has been met with both criticism and praise. Without a doubt Shakespeare has created characters that are full of life and realism which holds true to female and male characters alike. The three women in King Lear, King Lear 's daughters, all have fairly unique personalities from each other. Cordelia is the least like the other sisters being a fairly moral character, while Goneril and Regan are the definite villains of the play (along with Edmund). Even so, Shakespeare does provide a small amount of sympathy for the sisters as King Lear is shown to be a fairly stubborn character himself towards his daughters, especially towards Cordelia who is exiled.