Women in Greece & Rome. Toronto/Sarasota: Samuel-Stevens. 1977. Print Mason, Moya K. Ancient Athenian Women of the Classical Period www.moyak.com/papers/athenian-women.html. Accessed: March 9, 2012.
Comparing Women by Henry James and Charlotte Perkins Gilman In American literature, women have been portrayed differently depending on the sex and race of the author. Henry James who wrote “Daisy Miller: A Study” (1878) characterized Daisy as a tramp who breaks expatriate social customs. When a male writes about a woman, she is sometimes portrayed as a troublemaker and often up to no good. On the other hand, in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892), the narrator is trapped by domestic life. When a woman writes about women, they are usually victims of their society.
“Birches.” The Norton Anthology Of American Literature. 7th. Vol. D. Ed. Leffelholz, Mary.
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Transcendental principals provided an environment for these women to write, yet when released into the public, harsh reception fazed the women. These women lead the movement for female literature to be recognized among that of men. In the Realist age, the personal lives of Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman drove their nonfiction and fiction. Women were still considered inferior to men, and this was apparent in the reception of these women’s works. It is not until today that they are being respected as established feminist writers.
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Modernism is the breaking of tradition that includes the embracement of racial, class, and gender struggles for knowledge about the senselessness and alienation of the time. Within earlier literature, women had always been regarded with contempt by a male-dominated society – a society that was more inclined to treat women as complacent to men in their lives rather than as individuals. However, literature around the rise of the modernist movement in the early 20th century depicted women as individuals of who insisted on their rights and choices. Male and female modernists used American literature differently to depict the role of women in society. While male modernists such as F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby and T.S.