Simone De Beauvoir Research Paper

analytical Essay
912 words
912 words

Simone de Beauvoir has endured many experiences in her life, stemming from her works of writing and applying it to feminism and societal changes. The works of Beauvoir have reached the outermost parts of the world and has changed the feminism writing sector of the world for the better. Simone de Beauvoir was born on January 9th, 1908 to a predominately French family (Mussett, Simone de Beauvoir). Simone’s father was a right wing conservative and an atheist, who had aristocratic connections in his society (Mussett, Simone de Beauvoir). Simone’s father provided Simone with great works of books and literature and motivated her to read and write at an early age. He was always interested in her developmental years and pushed her studying habits …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that simone de beauvoir's works have changed the feminism writing sector of the world for the better.
  • Analyzes how simone de beauvoir's feminist theory and activism is unprecedented to anyone behind her. she entered the ranks of philosophers solely because she is a woman and her writings closely resembled those of sartre.
  • Analyzes how simone de beauvoir's "pyrrhus et cineas" revolves around decision making and the motives of actions, as well as why people act a certain way following decisions.
  • Analyzes how simone de beauvoir's "the ethics of ambiguity" is a continuation of "pyrrhus et cineas."
  • Explains simone de beauvoir's most famous work of literature, "the second sex," which is a feminist driven philosophically eye-opening text.

The essay revolves around decision making and the motives of actions, as well as why people act a certain way following decisions (Evans, Simone de Beauvoir). Developed from the idea of actions affecting others, people are finite and our actions are carried out by risks and uncertainties that form the decision making. Simone was always worried with the ethical responsibility that every individual has to him or herself, other people and to oppressed minority groups (Mussett, Simone de Beauvoir). Since France was stricken by war at this time, it was well-received by the people and dispersed hope to all of them. A country that is in turmoil can easily become motivated under one hopeful leader. Simone de Beauvoir stepped up to the plate and blossomed in the spotlight. The story follows a King, Pyrrhus, who has a messenger asking him what will come with every move he does with his country (Mussett, Simone de Beauvoir). In relation, it corresponds to the idea of even acting out in the first place and why that is not even …show more content…

It was published in two sections or volumes in 1949. When “The Second Sex” was released, it was the first of its kind to attempt to confront the woman’s perspective. De Beauvoir’s thesis is driven around the fact that men systematically and fundamentally oppress women by labeling and characterizing them (Mussett, Simone de Beauvoir). The man is the subject and the woman is the object, therefore being denied subjectivity. Simone states, “Specific ways that the natural and social sciences and the European literary, social, political and religious traditions have created a world where impossible and conflicting ideals of femininity produce an ideology of women’s ‘natural’ inferiority to justify patriarchal domination,” (Mussett, Simone de Beauvoir). The quote explains the fact that due to early European culture, women were seen as housewives and weaker and inferior to men. Simone de Beauvoir claims that this notion has remained the same and therefore this disparity is still present

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