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Female Directors Portray Female Characters

- How do female directors portray female characters within the Romance genre in relation to their portrayal as a whole. In our modern day society, it would be fair to say that media has largely influenced our perception of ourselves and others. This global medium has for years showcased idealistic qualities and values and moulded the way in which the public functions, whether it is through print media, television, radio or film. With an estimated ---- hours spent watching movies a ----, it is hardly surprising that the film industry is one of the largest today, bringing in 9....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Film]

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Female Characters Of The Female Video Game

- Even though I found solace in the female video game characters of my childhood as these icons of Amazonian womanhood, with age I have come to realize that many of these female characters often rely on dated stereotypes. So much so, that many of these female characters become walking tropes, displaying only the most basic of female stereotypes: a love for shopping, makeup, and shoes. Anita Sarkesian, a feminist blogger who critiques anti-woman tropes in video games, created the name of this particular trope, the 'Ms....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Lara Croft, Video game]

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Female Characters Of ' The Odyssey '

- In the era of Homer, women played a very specific role in society, and even in literature. Women of this time were basically put in a box, and expected to never step out of line. If they did go against the arbitration of men, then they were faced with serious consequences. However, female characters play a huge role in both aiding, and delaying Odysseus’s journey home. I will proceed to analyze, and interpret the actions and intentions of every major female character in The Odyssey. The first major female character that is introduced in this epic is Penelope....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Athena, Greek mythology]

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Female Characters Of The Black Men

- A study predicted that male television characters stood a greater chance than female characters of being perpetrators of violence and crime while female characters stood a greater chance than male characters to be the victim in crime drama shows (Parrott, & Parrott, p. 70). Cultivation theory predicted that heavy views might saw women in need for greater protection than the men. Using survey methods they asked what viewers thought of popular crime drama shows. A random number was generated to choose episodes for coding (Parrott et al., 2015)....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Gender]

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The Things They Carried Female Characters

- "Women are made to be loved, not understood" (Oscar Wilde). In the novel The Things They Carried several female characters that are present in parts of the book are not clearly understood by the main characters. These females have some relation to the main characters whom are at war, but have a more significant symbol in the novel rather than just a character. The author, Tim O 'Brien uses these females to show different sides to the war and the interpretations that the females have compared to the males whom are living and breathing the war in order to show the contrast in ideas and opinions on the war....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Vietnam War]

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The Female Characters Of Movies

- I. Introduction (Make sure the last sentence is your thesis.) The lack of or invisible female characters in movies seem to have an unhealthy outlook for young children especially girls. Many of the movies that are directed towards children suggest the male characters to be heroes that strive for perfection as well as values supporting male dominance. Many of the male characters especially the father figures, have somehow taken the spotlight. The male characters have even gone as far as filling the shoes of the female characters, especially the mother figures....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Family, Mother]

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Female Characters Of The Aeneid

- The Aeneid is essentially about Aeneas and his pietaś to find Rome. Within this poem there are many female characters that play important roles towards Rome’s future; the female characters in the Aeneid are primarily figures of chaos, hostility and opposition in the Roman future. Juno, the queen of the gods plays a major role in the chaos Aeneas faces when finding Rome. Juno does not like the Trojans and attempts to stall Aeneas from his pietaś at every step. Dido is the Queen of Carthage, she falls in love with Aeneas and wants him to live with her in Carthage which prolongs his journey to find Rome....   [tags: Aeneid, Aeneas, Dido, Virgil]

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Hypersexualizing Female Characters in Video Games Should Be Discouraged

- The sun, that shines ever so brightly, wakes you from your deep slumber. It is noon. Exhilarating dreams of being a secret agent illuminates your mind, but cannot be expressed in the real world, so you close your window blinds. As you walk away from reality, a light bulb then appears above your head. You have an epiphany. You realize you can be the crime fighting, devious, secret agent you always wanted to be, but you must do one thing first—turn on the game console. You are now channeling yourself into a different world, where every fantasy you have ever had is considered normal....   [tags: female gamers' self perception]

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Female Characters Throughout The Play Hamlet By William Shakespeare

- The rights of women are often greatly suppressed and seen as less important than the rights of men throughout all aspects of life. Since the beginning of human evolution, females have had to fight for equal treatment and have been discussed in several types of media and writing. It is not uncommon for female characters to be portrayed as being inferior to the male characters, especially throughout a variety of literature. Throughout the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, it is indisputable that the female characters are often subservient to the male characters....   [tags: Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude, Hamlet, Polonius]

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Female Characters in Hamlet

- Ophelia is only one of two female characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and when viewed by a modern audience she is seen as timid, meek, innocent, and submissive to the males that surround her. To an audience at the time of the play she would have been seen in a different light, as those traits would have made her an ideal woman. In trying to understand Ophelia’s character one can simply browse the pages of the play and study the few scenes of dialogue she has and examine her language, or lack of it....   [tags: ophelia, innocent, timid]

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Female Characters Of The Odyssey And The Epic Of Gilgamesh

- The Odyssey by Homer tells the account of the celebrated king Odysseus and of his great feats on his way back to Ithaca, much like the Epic of Gilgamesh expresses the feats of the great king Gilgamesh and his friend Endiku. These male characters are exemplified in their incredible feats and capabilities. However, many of these deeds would not be possible without the help of the female characters. The seemingly perfect male characters have their greatest weakness in women and many of their pitfalls are a result of encounters with women....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic poetry]

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Female Characters Of Helen, By Homer, And Sappho

- There is no doubt that Helen is one of the most famous and most significant figures in Greek history. She is spoken of in almost every renowned text written by acclaimed Greek poets, including Herodotus, Virgil, Ovid, Homer, and Sappho. This female figure was famous in the Greek realm for her beautiful appearance, capturing the hearts of men, particularly Paris who kidnaps her to make her his wife. She is also famous for weaving the tapestry during the Trojan War. These are only a few of the famous facts and cameos that Helen is famous for, and there are reasons for why the authors include those short but significant moments in the text....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Menelaus, Homer]

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The Female Characters in An Inspector Calls and Macbeth

- Macbeth and An Inspector calls were plays written in different time periods. The central female character in An Inspector Calls is Sheila and the central female character in Macbeth is Lady Macbeth. Sheila Birling comes from a well-known, wealthy factory owner and Lady Macbeth is wife of a thane, named Macbeth. Both of the plays show a certainty of evil, but the central female characters in Macbeth and An Inspector Calls differ but are rarely shown as similar. In the beginning of Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 5, Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as a ravenous person for power, ‘unsex me here And fill me from the crown to the toe topfull Of direst cruelty’....   [tags: J.B Priestley and Shakespeare plays]

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Powerful Female Characters Of Candaules And Gyges

- One of the first stories presented by Herodotus in the Histories features a powerful female character and her character plays a crucial role in the story of Candaules and Gyges. In this story, Candaules acts wrongly in two manners. First, he “conceived a passion for his own wife” (1.8). Second, he forced his bodyguard, Gyges, to see his wife (who remains nameless) naked. When sneaking a peak at the queen, however, Gyges does not go unnoticed. The queen, feeling ashamed, for “with the Lydians…it is thought highly indecent even for a man to be seen naked,” devised a plan for revenge upon her husband (1.10)....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Achaemenid Empire, Love]

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The Female Characters Of Shakespeare 's Othello

- According to Elizabethan or Shakespeare 's society built upon Renaissance beliefs, it was believed that women do not speak, they do not have a voice because they are taught to respect the beliefs of society more than themselves. Patriarchal rule proved women 's subordination as the natural order because women were thought to be inferior to men in the Elizabethan society. In Shakespeare’s Othello this belief is represented through the three female characters in this play, Othello’s wife Desdemona, Iago’s wife Emilia and Cassio’s mistress Bianca....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Marriage, Love]

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The Role of Female Characters in "Frankenstein"

- Can you imagine Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein, the great work of literature, without, for example, such female characters as Mrs. Margaret Saville, Elizabeth Lavenza, and Justine Moritz. In this case the novel will have no meaning. All the women help to develop the plot, and without them Frankenstein will lose its spirit. Although these heroines have a lot in common in their characters: they are all strong-willed, kind, careful, and selfless, at the same time, each of them is unique, and each plays her own role in the novel....   [tags: European Literature]

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Female Characters in The Withered Arm

- Compare and contrast at least two of the female characters in two or more of the female characters in two or more of the tales you have studied. Gertrude Lodge, Rhoda Brook and Phyllis Grove are all very different women in different situations; however they all suffer an undeserved fate. Gertrude, from The Withered Arm, loses her looks, the love of her husband and her friendship with Rhoda, who in turn loses her only friend, her son and must suffer the shame of an illegitimate child. This was highly unacceptable at the time, especially as the father of the child was of a higher class and people of different classes were not expected to mix....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Female Characters in "Jane Eyre"

- The development of Charlotte Bronte's character, Jane Eyre, becomes vital to her novel Jane Eyre, and the other characters in which she is involved. She is an intelligent, plain featured, honest young girl whose reaction to her situations brings more depth to her personality. She is forced to deal with oppression, discrimination, and at times poverty, which disrupt her strong will, dignity, and desire for freedom. At the beginning, Jane possesses a passion for pride and the idea of freedom and these characteristics, along with her integrity, are tested continuously throughout the novel by the many personalities with whom she encounters....   [tags: European Literature]

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Powerful Female Characters in Theater

- Powerful Female Characters in Theater A craving for life and the pursuit of happiness are concepts everyone cherishes in one way or another. Everyone’s goals and ambitions for the future vary from one to the next, yet each person shares a common bond, each hope for their own personal happiness. The search of the truth and the power it produces cause internal conflict during one’s pursuit of this so-called happiness. The search for this is not made without obstacles along the way. One must overcome the tribulations handed to him or her by his or her society....   [tags: Papers]

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The Role of the Female Characters in Shakespeare’s Othello

- In Shakespeare’s Othello, we the audience are introduced to several characters throughout the course of the play, three of which are female. These characters are Desdemona, wife to Othello, Emilia, wife to Iago and Bianca, Casio’s lover. Shakespeare has chosen to present the reader with only three female characters for specific reasons, as we are able to compare and contrast and see the differences in females in a male dominated society. It also helps us the audience to see how different woman, in different social classes would behave in 16th century Venetian time....   [tags: Shakespeare, Othello]

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Female Characters Portrayed By Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

- It is no secret that female characters are not portrayed as being heroic in medieval literature. In Arthurian tales, it is the men who are usually depicted in the heroic role. The male characters go on their journeys and fight the enemies, while the women are less physically active. But in some stories, it is the female roles that are essential to the plot. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is about the honorable knight Gawain who accepts a challenge from a green knight and goes on a journey to complete it....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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Roles of Female Characters in "The Necklace" and "Life in the Country"

- Examine the roles of the female characters in society in ‘The Necklace’ and ‘Life in the Country’ There are three things that make up the society; the time, place and people. In each society each of these points differs from other societies. The stories ‘The Necklace’ and ‘Life in the Country’ by Guy de Maupassant were set in a time in which poverty was very common in most places even though each society had a different view as to what poverty is. This essay is examining the roles of the female characters in ‘The Necklace’ and ‘Life in the Country’ by Guy de Maupassant....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Greek Tragedy : Female Characters That Symbolize Women

- Greek tragedy incorporates female characters that symbolize women in Ancient Greece. Through the portrayal of Antigone in the playwright, Antigone in Antigone by Sophocles and Penelope in the epic poem, The Odyssey by Homer, these two women play opposing roles depicting how they appear to society through their actions. In both of these stories, they embody the ideals of passionate women who are very loyal and brave. Through other female characters in each story such as Penelope and Ismene, we can construct a better view of traits illustrated by Antigone and Penelope....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Greek mythology, Sophocles]

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Female Characters Of ' The Oedipal Trilogy ' And ' Oedipus At Colonus '

- It is typical to discuss women in the Oedipal trilogy mostly through the lense of Antigone. Admittedly, Antigone deals with women and their treatment more explicitly than the other books in the trilogy, and it is focused on an empowered female protagonist who does what she believes is right. However, when contrasted with Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone features a very different depiction of women. In the first play, Antigone and Ismene never speak, and Jocasta, the only other female main character, speaks much less than the male characters....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus]

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Waves of Feminisms in Relation to the Female Characters of the House of the Spirits

- Feminism is approached by various meanings. As noted by a Salvadoran feminist activist Gloria Guzman, “It is a proposal for a change in the relations of power between people, men over women, and the relations of power expressed in the different realms of life” (Shayne, 2007). Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits was strongly influenced by the three waves of Feminism. Allende’s focus throughout the novel was to diminish the gender inequality between men and women. Through her female characters Clara, Blanca, and Alba, Allende showcases the gradual rise of women in Latin American society....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The Female Characters Of Jane Austen 's Pride And Prejudice

- Every girl dreams of finding her prince charming and having a fairytale wedding. She wants to be rescued from entrapment and saved from death. What these girls fail to realize is that the fairytales are laced with insults to women. All of the desireable women in the stories have long hair, tiny waists, and sparkly dresses. The princess is powerless and patient while the prince is brave and controlling. Each fairytale ends with the marriage of the princess and prince. Similarly, marriage is the ultimate goal for the female characters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet]

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The Men Commit Actions That Make The Female Characters The Victims

- Due to these insecurities, the men commit actions that make the female characters the victims. Miriam is in love with Paul and committed to him, despite this, she ends up heartbroken. “He felt, in leaving her, he was defrauding her of life. But he knew that, in staying, stifling the inner, desperate man, he was denying his own life. And he did not hope to give life to her by denying his own.” (Lawrence, 136). Paul has to decide between his happiness and Miriam’s. In the end, Paul chooses to ruin her life rather than his own....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Man, Masculinity]

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The Male Female Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Othello

- Female activist and humanitarian, Malala Yousafzai, declares to her followers, “When God created men and women, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?’ And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful” (Yousafzai, 2014). Malala Yousafzai celebrates the power of women and their importance in this world. She reminds all females that they are powerful. Yousafzai’s words challenge the characteristics portrayed by the male characters of William Shakespeare’s play Othello....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Woman, Michael Cassio]

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Jane Austen 's Primary Female Characters

- Jane Austen 's Primary Female Characters ' Views of Romance Romantic author Jane Austen is known for bringing different views of romance, marriage, and intimacy to light in her novels. She designs each female character to posses different and creative views of romance. Pride and Prejudice expresses the variety of relationships, while Emma focuses on the actions revolving around romance from one primary female character. Lydia Bennet is a rebellious, open-minded teenager who has similar behavioral patterns as her sister, Catherine "Kitty" Bennet....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Emma]

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Female Characters Overthrowing Gender Roles

- Throughout the world of writing, including short fiction, women are portrayed as good, evil, funny, dry, smart, stupid, almost any adjective you can think of. Kate Chopin, a primarily short story writer, does not fall short of this statement. Through her stories, “The Storm,” and “The Story of an Hour,” the women seem to be trapped in confining gender roles. By the conclusion of each story all the women find a way to challenge their everyday roles and overthrow them in some matter. Although these stories are dissimilar from each other, both show the struggle that women have against one or several antagonists in their lives....   [tags: Kate Chopin, Women in Literature]

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Comparing the Female Characters in The Necklace and Recitatif

- The Use of Female Characters in The Necklace and Recitatif      In Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace" and Toni Morrison's "Recitatif," materialism and the desire to be envied are vital ingredients in the themes of the stories. Both authors enhance their themes through the manipulation of plot and the use of women as their central characters. Maupassant and Morrison prove the notion that women are effective characters in depicting themes that deal with the social issue of craving material wealth....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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A Comparison of Female Characters in Two Stories

- A Comparison of Female Characters in Two Stories The stories that I studied I felt were mostly about relationships some of which work but sometimes they don’t. It did show however that different attitudes can change circumstances for instance if you have a positive attitude things can be perceived differently than if you have a negative attitude. Many people want personal gain from a relationship, which doesn’t make a sound relationship where trust is important. In the first example the main character was Rhoda Brook and her relationship with Farmer Lodge....   [tags: Papers]

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Female Characters in William Shakespeare's Othello

- Female Characters in William Shakespeare's Othello Throughout history, women’s place and role in society has vastly changed, as well as their sexuality. In the Victorian era, it was considered abnormal for women to masturbate or feel pleasure from sexual intercourse with her husband. They were led to believe that they were sick, and thus went to their doctor who would “rid” them of their “fever” through vaginal stimulation. The patriarchal society did not want women to know or understand their sexuality because that would give them power and control over their bodies....   [tags: William Shakespeare Othello Women Essays]

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Female Characters in Bram Stoker's Dracula

- Female Characters in Bram Stoker's Dracula Having studied Bram Stoker's Dracula as part of my GCSE English Course, I am going to consider the representation of women in the novel. The three main characters I will study are Mina, Lucy, and the three female vampires (belonging to Dracula). I am going to consider the similarities and differences of each character, and how well they compare to traditional Victorian women. I will support my answers with quotes and evidence. During the early twentieth century, the traditional Victorian ideal would be a lady of leisure....   [tags: Dracula Bram Stoker Victorian Women Essays]

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Comparison between Female Characters in Beowulf

- Comparison between Female Characters in Beowulf      Beowulf, the Old English epic tells the story of one brave hero and his battles against evil monsters. The poem deals with mostly masculine elements like fight descriptions, depictions of armor and long inspiring speeches. However, the women characters in the epic also have important roles and they are far from being superficial, as it may seem at first. There are several female figures in Beowulf; this paper will focus on three of them- queen Wealhtheow of the Danes, queen Hygd of the Geats and Grendel?s mother....   [tags: Beowulf Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Empowerment of Japanese Women, through Strong Female Characters of Anime Film

- Within the mediums of popular culture, the representation of women has often been controversial, due to the use of their gender and the attitudes toward them. In a majority of anime themes, the women have been drawn for their sensuality and sexuality constraints. Their role was to be dominated by their male counterparts. It has reinforced the stereotypical role of women which is the passive and sensitive role. Why is popular culture important. It influences the thoughts of the people and shapes their attitudes and behaviours....   [tags: popular culture]

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The Role of Female Characters in American Literature: The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath

- For readers who observe literature through a feminist lens, they will notice the depiction of female characters, and this makes a large statement on the author’s perception of feminism. Through portraying these women as specific female archetypes, the author creates sense of what roles women play in both their families and in society. In books such as The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the roles that the main female characters play are, in different instances, both comparable and dissimilar....   [tags: John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, feminism]

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Charles Dickens' Portrayal of His Female Characters in "Great Expectations"

- In the novel ‘Great Expectations’ there are three women who Dickens portrays differently to his contemporary’s, writers such as Austen and Bronté, and to the typical 19th century woman. These three women go by the name of Mrs Joe (Pips sister), Miss Havisham, and Estella. Mrs Joe who is Pips sister and Mr Joe’s wife is very controlling and aggressive towards Pip and Mr Joe. ‘In knowing her to have a hard and heavy hand’. This shows Dickens has given Mrs Joe very masculine qualities, which is very unusual for a 19th century woman....   [tags: Great Expectations, Charles Dickens, gender, chara]

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The Domination of Female Characters in A Streetcar Named Desire and A View from the Bridge

- ... The structure in the play also allows the plot to progress and add more realism to the play. Moreover, as Alfieri is technically the narrator, he constantly informs the audience members on what is going on and he tells it from his past experiences. ‘This one’s name was Eddie Carbone’ This shows Alfieri’s emphasis on ‘was’, as a saddening case for him and the use of an external analepsis creates suspension in the play and the audience members wonder what will happen next. This technique creates different atmospheres to run parallel to the play’s progressing plot....   [tags: tragedy, sexual, identity]

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Female Characters Of The Lamplighter By Maria Susanna Cummins And Ruth Hall

- Females are powerful creatures that are often overlooked and underestimated. Females are a force to be reckoned with. In literature, the inspiration that drives the creation of strong female characters often comes from the writer’s own experience and life. This essay will compare the female characters of The Lamplighter by Maria Susanna Cummins and Ruth Hall: A Domestic Tale of the Present Time by Fanny Fern and the characters’ journey toward independence by referencing how the genres of literature and background of the authors feed the main ideas of the respective novels....   [tags: Time, Present, Novel]

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`` Hills Like White Elephants `` By Ernest Hemingway And Gilman Inserts Female Characters

- When the term “couple” is mentioned, most people think of a romantic, “happily ever after” relationship. However, in the nineteenth century, it seemed to be the complete opposite. Women were living in chaos. During the era when women had to fight for their equality and freedom in their society, they also had to fight for their equality as partners in their relationships. Women were portrayed as submissive to men. Literature of this period often characterized women as oppressed by the male influences in their lives....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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Disturbed Female Characters in Shakespeare, Browning and Duffy´s Works

- Shakespeare, Browning and Duffy all create four very similar characters female characters which are considered to be disturbed. This is due to the fact that they all went against the expectations of society in their respected eras. The speaker in ‘The Laboratory’ as well as Havisham and Medusa in Duffy’s monologues are all considered to be “disturbed” because of their common motives: jealousy and revenge. Despite these similarities, Lady Macbeth’s main motive is her hunger for power. This subverted expectations of females as they were supposed to be loyal to their male partners and shouldn’t want to take their power....   [tags: Jealousy, Revenge]

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The Effects of Male Domination on Female Characters: William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

- Emily, from a Rose for Emily, is a noteworthy woman character. She had three prominent male character counterparts. The men in the story have different personalities, and each one has an intriguing effect on Emily. They each affect her differently, both emotionally and psychologically. All the male characters are dominant over the female character; however, they utilized their dominance in varying ways, which has a negative psychological effect on Emily. In a Rose for Emily, Emily’s father is a vindictive controller, and his actions have negative effects on Emily’s entire life: “We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to...   [tags: Unhealthy Relationships, Psychological Pain]

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Representation of Female Characters in Italian Television Commercials

- Old fashioned images Apparently, very little seems changed since the time of the Goffman’s analysis. His search is not entirely comparable with the GEMMA ones, because it refers to different times, contexts, and media, but the majority of the detected representations has more than one point of contact with the survey of the Canadian sociologist. In particular, the Goffman’s role function, ie the association between masculinity and positions of power and femininity and secondary tasks, often related to the of the f home keeping and the care of the family, is also found in most of our sample, populated by many housewives and few female workers....   [tags: Women, Italian Television Commercials]

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Central Female Characters in An Inspector Call and Macbeth

- ... By calling Macbeth ‘kind’ and ‘heart so white’ she inferring that Macbeth is to kind and he should not be like that. By using the words ‘hearts so white’, Lady Macbeth is inferring that he is too pure and has a clean heart. However, he does not have a clean heart nor pure because he killed the king. Lady Macbeth describes Macbeth as kind and pure person but Lady Macbeth takes it as a negative reason. This is interesting because usually a wife would like her Husband to be kind and pure. Whereas Lady Macbeth find it shameful....   [tags: Edwardian era vs Jacobean era woman]

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The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

- The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver In Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Bean Trees” the main theme of the story lies within the role female characters, yet emphasis of the story is on the female characters, but the male characters have the same type of conflicts as the females throughout the story. Kingsolver’s style of writing raises problems that modern people can relate to: “In her stories Kingsolver addresses conventional relationships in contemporary situations: single mothers juggling responsibility… married couples considering parenthood… estranged lovers or families trying to bridge gaps they do not understand” (Hirabayashi)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Representation of Male and Female Characters in Two Comedies

- The Representation of Male and Female Characters in Two Comedies Situation comedies as a whole are a conservative representation of life mainly due to the fact they are screened at prime family times and want as large an audience as possible so try not to be too controversial. This means they very rarely challenge the status quo and re-enforce stereotypes. I am looking at how male and female characters are represented and whether the way they are represented challenges the stereotypes associated with gender differences....   [tags: Papers]

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How successful is Dickens in his presentation of female characters?

- How successful is Dickens in his presentation of female characters. There are many female characters in Great Expectations, but most of them are quite incidental and of no great significance to the plot. Some of them however are essential to the story and play a large part in the plot. Miss Havisham, combined with Estella are the people who are the ‘snobby’ influence in Pips life, they seem to become desirable characters to Pip after he meets them for the first time at Satis house. Their values do battle with his own at the end of chapter 9; the values that Miss Havisham and Estella have introduced to him, and Joe's humanistic values that he has grown up with....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The Role of Female Characters in Lermontov's Hero of Our Time

- The novel "Hero of Our Time", written by M. Lermontov in 1839-1840, is the first realistic prosaic psychological and philosophical work in the Russian literature. The novel was written after the crushing defeat of December uprising. In his novel, Lermontov was drawing the portrait of a man of that epoch, i.e., the hero of his time, whose character was build on the defects of entire generation in which author lived. Female characters created by Lermontov playing a large role in the novel: they make it possible to more deeply open the nature of Lermontov's main hero Pechorin, his internal peace, and also his look on love....   [tags: European Literature]

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Role of Female Characters in Fidelman's Epiphany in Naked Nude

- Role of Female Characters in Fidelman's Epiphany in Naked Nude Word Count Includes Outline    Thesis:  In his picturesque short story, "The Naked Nude", Bernard Malamud uses the female characters to develop, enact, and resolve Fidelman's epiphany and to bring about the protagonist's final, artistic self-understanding. Bernard Malamud, a leading contemporary Jewish author, skirts between fantasy and reality in his almost allegorical short fiction, teaching the reader a lesson through coinciding elements of beauty and comedy.  Venturing away from his usual, inner-city Jewish element, Malamud tackles new challenges of subject and setting in his novelistic collection of short stories, Pictur...   [tags: Naked Nude Bernard Malamud]

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Analysing the Female Characters in Henry James' Fiction

- Analysing the Female Characters in Henry James' Fiction ‘A woman it seems to me has no natural place anywhere; wherever she finds herself, she has to remain on the surface and more or less to control’ Discuss James’ representations of ‘places’ for women in his novels. There is an impressive range of female characters in Henry James’ fiction. Drawn to the world of wealth and leisure as a subject, a world which was at the same time, ironically the context for his own hermetic labours as a writer, James perhaps inevitably came to concentrate on the feminine....   [tags: Papers]

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Compare and contrast the main female characters in The Withered Arm

- Compare and contrast the main female characters in The Withered Arm and Turned. You should also refer to the position of women at the times these stories were written. The position of women has changed greatly over time, but women were, and still are seen as the weaker more inferior sex. ‘The Withered Arm’ was written in the 19th century by Thomas Hardy, and the story is set in the English countryside. The story reflects the different attitudes expressed against women in the biased society of that time....   [tags: English Literature]

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Female Characters in The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit

- Female Characters in The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit        With " beautifully executed images", Janette Turner Hospital creates four vivid female character in her two novels.  The four characters are Juliet and Yashoda in The Ivory Swing and Elizabeth and Emily in The Tiger in theTiger Pit .  Each of the above is invested by Turner Hospital with a deep consciousness.           In the view of Janette Turner Hospital, women are immensely uncertain.  They are never sure of what they want....   [tags: The Ivory Swing and The Tiger in theTiger Pit]

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Female Characters in British Literature of 19th Century

- Characterization of a human being has always two sides: the first one concerns one´s appearance, the other deals with one´s inner qualities. However, there is a slight difference in describing of a female and a male personality: outer characteristic is much more detailed when describing a female. But it is necessary to cover with both these issues when discussing the personality of a female. Both of the two main protagonists of these two books are beautiful women but the difference is how the narrator conveys the fact to the reader....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Role of Female Characters in Cociety in Thomas Hardy's Works

- Discuss how Thomas Hardy portrays the role of female characters in society in at least two of his short stories. Thomas Hardy was a prominent author as well as a poet who was born in 1840 and died in 1928. During his long life, he wrote about one thousand poems and fifteen novels. He lived for the majority of his life close to Dorchester. Hardy obtained assorted ideas for his stories whilst he was growing up. An example of this was that he knew of a lady who had her blood ‘turned’ by a convicts corpse and he used this in the story ‘The Withered Arm’....   [tags: English Literature:]

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Comparing the Representation of Female Characters in Snow White and Mulan

- Comparing the Representation of Female Characters in Snow White and Mulan Disney is an international film company that dominates full-length feature animations. Two feature long cartoons, Snow White (1937) and Mulan (1999), are good examples where a female character takes the central role, Snow White being from the first half of the 20th century and Mulan from modern times. Between the times when these films were made, one might expect the representation of women may have changed, (as female equality has improved) as well as some of the stereotypes of women that Disney has been criticised of conveying in the past....   [tags: Papers]

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The significance of female characters in the progressof Homer’s novel

- The significance of female characters in the progressof Homer’s novel The Odyssey Women are very important figures in Homer's The Odyssey. Athena and Penelope are the two primary examples. They help Odysseus in his travels in many ways through the story. They keep the reader interested so that they keep reading to find out what will happen next. Throughout the novel, they appear in many different forms. In this epic, several female characters had a profound effect on the plot. They wielded their influence through typically feminine skills and attributes: seduction, supernatural powers, intelligence, and beauty....   [tags: Classics]

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How are the Female Characters Presented in the stories Country Lovers

- How are the Female Characters Presented in the stories Country Lovers and Veronica The black girl Thebedi is one of the main characters in the story "Country Lovers” She lives in South Africa under the apartheid which was a system of government which involved a segregation act between whites and blacks, so she hasn't as much rights as whites do, because of this she is restricted and hampered by her culture. The Educational system started with both white and black children in primary education where they spoke local dialect and then after that the white children went to secondary education where they learnt Standard English and the blacks went to work and learnt the language of authority....   [tags: English Literature]

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Flappers: Colorful Female Characters of the 1920's

- Flappers: Colorful Female Characters of the 1920's As men left to fight in the Great War in the late 1910's, women in the U.S. and all over Europe found themselves necessary to make the homefront function, i.e. women had to fill the holes in industry and social life that the absence of men created for them. It is at this time that the flapper appears; a new kind of woman with short, bobbed hair, shorter skirts and freer clothes to match her new, freer lifestyle. It is no wonder that the vote was given to women during this time, as the idea of gender equality became a reality in its necessity....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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How Hamlet Presents Its Female Characters

- How Hamlet Presents Its Female Characters Hamlet is said to be one of the most discussed works of literature in the world. Shakespeare has generally presented strong women in his plays; for example Lady Macbeth, Portia and Rosaline. This may have been influenced by his personal life, as his wife Ann Hathaway, was eight years his senior. However the women in Hamlet have weaknesses, both Gertrude and Ophelia show compassion and neither are ruthless in their attitudes and actions, however ruthlessness is not always a strength in women....   [tags: Papers]

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Atwood’s Presentation of her Female Characters

- Atwood’s Presentation of her Female Characters Early in the novel Atwood presents us with the division between ladies and women. The example given is Grace compared to the governor’s wife and the ladies who frequently visit her. It seems that grace wishes that she was a lady when she comments “I have no gloves” this shows that Grace is conscious of her appearance even if she is in prison. Grace cannot sit on the governor’s wife’s settee without thinking of the ladies that have sat there before her who have bums “like wobbly soft boiled eggs”....   [tags: Alias Grace Margaret Atwood Essays]

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Female Characters in ‘The Great Gatsby’ and Cormac McCarthy’s ‘No Country for Old Men’?

- In a novel set in 1920’s patriarchal society dominated by the obsession of wealth, power, chasing dreams and an enigmatic narrator, just how independent can a woman really be. This is the context for the characters in ‘The Great Gatsby’ where, in the aftershock of a world war, there is celebration and the incarnation of women left at home into ‘flappers’, but it is debatable how far they have really changed from traditional housewives. For Jordan this is an exciting transition but more traditional characters such as Tom cling to the past....   [tags: Literature, Gender Studies]

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The Portrayal Of The White Female Characters And Films Like Hannah Montana And Lizzie Mcguire

- uropean features are constantly seen as the epitome of beauty worldwide. Light skin is considered more beautiful and desired than dark skin. People have a liking towards blue eyes and blonde hair. Even European accents are considered attractive when compared to “fobby” Asian accents. This leads to a lack of POC representation in modeling, television, movies, and other forms of media in Western society despite the racial diversity present. And even when people of color are present in media, the negative stereotypes attributed to that race also accompany them....   [tags: Race, Racism, White people, Black people]

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Hemingway's Ignorance to Importance of Female Characters

- Wants and needs are a huge part of all people's lives. However, many of these wants and needs are not possible for one to attain. This can be due to several things, from unrealistic goals to restrictive life situations. In both Hills Like White Elephants and Cat In the Rain by Ernest Hemingway, he illustrates the feelings associated with unattainable desires in two women's lives. Both of these women are, in essence, caged by the relationships that they have with their men, and this leads them to the misery of not being able to have what they want....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Member of the Sad Cafe: Analyzing McCullers Masculine Female Characters

- Out of the pantheon of Modern Southern Literature authors, Carson McCullers is arguably one of the best writers to emerge out of the genre in the twentieth century. With her intricate weaving of character development, she creates personas that strike the reader memorably and come alive with the power of their own natures. Two such characters emerge from her famous short stories: Frankie Addams from The Member of the Wedding and Miss Amelia Evans from The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. These characters are unique as they both struggle to fit in with society’s ideal of women in the South, and are isolated from the ‘normal’ life of a Southern woman....   [tags: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe]

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Analysis Of Elizabeth Alsop 's Article, Why Tv Needs Weak ' Female Characters

- In the current era of progressive feminism, a hotly debated topic has been what constitutes a strong woman, whether fictional or real. One side of the discussion argues that women must be shown as equal to men and therefore display manly or ‘macho’ traits. On the other hand, some women contend that, instead of filling the mold of what society deems strong (which often happen to be traditionally male traits), women should instead break that mold and redefine strength. In Elizabeth Alsop’s article, “Why TV Needs ‘Weak’ Female Characters,” she describes how female characters in some specific television shows today prove that other traits, particularly vulnerability, are just as important to dis...   [tags: Emotion, Woman, Gender, Reality television]

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Conflicting Depictions of Female Characters in Mahfouz’s 1966 Novel Adrift on the Nile and Hussein Kamal’s 1971 Film Adaptation

- Conflicting Depictions of Female Characters in Mahfouz’s 1966 Novel Adrift on the Nile and Hussein Kamal’s 1971 Film Adaptation Upon reading Naguib Mahfouz’s Adrift on the Nile, and viewing the film of the same title released in 1972, one will undoubtedly notice the stark contrast between the portrayals of women in each of these works. Critics like Ibrahim El- Sheikh and Pamela Allegretto–Diiulio have argued that by realistically depicting the social condition of Egyptian women, Mahfouz’s literature is protesting the country’s patriarchal society and challenging the notion that women are not equal to men....   [tags: Egyptian Literature, Gender Equality]

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`` Guys Versus Men `` By Dave Barry And ' Why Strong Female Characters Are Bad Women

- To be referred to as masculine is what every man on this earth covets. Men in general will buy the unnecessary enormous truck or the new 65 inch 4K television for the fact that society has ingrained men to believe this is manly. Society is the reason men act the way they do and women are now sex symbols. Articles such as “Guys Vs Men” by Dave Barry and “Why Strong Female Characters Are Bad Women” By Shana Mlawski talk about how men and women are distinguished nowadays. These articles that will be discussed will show how society is the problem when correlating to gender based roles....   [tags: Gender, Man, Male, Actor]

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Being the Meat in the Sandwich: Implications of the double colonisation of empire and patriarchy by the female characters in Wide Sargasso Sea

- One of the many ways that postcolonial literature accomplishes the task of challenging the hegemony of western imperialism is through the use of a ‘canonical counter-discourse,’ a strategy whereby ‘a post-colonial writer takes up a character or characters, or the basic assumptions of a canonical text [where a colonialist discourse is developed directly or indirectly], and unveils [its colonialist] assumptions, subverting the text for post-colonial purposes’. (Tiffin, 1987) Such a revolutionary literary project is evidently realised in Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, a prequel that ‘writes back the centre’ of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847)....   [tags: Book Analysis, Colonialism, Oppression of Women]

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The Effects of the Female Characters' Departure in both A Doll’s House and Like Water for Chocolate

- In both A Doll’s House and Like Water for Chocolate Henrik Ibsen and Laura Esquival respectively, each make one of their women characters leave not only their houses but even their lifestyles and cultures. Nora in A Doll’s House leaves her home in search of her true inner self. While Gertrudis in Like Water for Chocolate leaves her house in her own endeavor to escape Mama Elena’s repression. Bothe Ibsen and Esquival make use of a variety of literary devices and styles in order to show to the readers/audience the effect the departure of Nora and Gertrudis has on not only the other characters in the work but also the entire work itself....   [tags: Literary Criticism, Compare/Contrast, English Lit]

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Shakespeare's Portrayal of Female Characters in The Merchant of Venice and Henry V

- Shakespeare's Portrayal of Female Characters in The Merchant of Venice and Henry V Shakespeare's presentation and portrayal of his female characters in The Merchant of Venice and Henry V follows a typical pattern that is present in all of the Shakespearean plays that I have read so far. When looking closely at the fate of his female characters, this pattern becomes even more evident for it repeats itself no matter how different the plays are. For instance, Henry V and The Merchant of Venice are different in every respect....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays]

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Comparing the Female Characters in Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver and Tickets Please

- Comparing the Female Characters in Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver and Tickets Please I have been comparing and contrasting the female characters in 'Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver' by Thomas Hardy, with 'Tickets Please' by D.H. Lawrence. They both deal with women being deceived. These stories are similar because they have dominant male characters (protagonists) and multiple female characters. They also have been told in the third person narrative. The men in both stories have unique charm and they are sexual predators The main differences between these stories are the women in 'Tickets Please' are united but the women in 'Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver' they are agains...   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Female Characters in Euripides' Medea and Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Antigone

- Comparing Female Characters in Euripides' Medea and Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Antigone       In the times of the ancient Greeks, women had an unpretentious role. They were expected to do take on the accepted role of a woman.  In most cases, a woman's role is restricted to bearing young, raising children, and housework. In Sophocles' Oedipus  the King, Antigone, and Medea, the dominant female characters impacted upon men with authority and political power.  It is an inescapable fate that one of these characters will fall, and that the Gods have control over everyone's fate.  Each dominant female character portrays her willpower and commitment to their beliefs.  This...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Lives of The Female Characters In Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

- The Lives of The Female Characters In Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare It is hard to imagine that there could or ever have been restrictions on the choice of one’s spouse become a reality, more so far for women than men. Women’s rights, especially when it came to choosing a mate, were minimal during the Elizabethan period. Marriages for women tended to be arranged or not allowed before, during and after the 16th century. One might wonder what rights women did have, concerning marriage and how could they be seen in the play, “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare....   [tags: Papers]

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The Presentation of Female Characters in 3 Short Stories by Thomas Hardy

- The Presentation of Female Characters in 3 Short Stories by Thomas Hardy The purpose of this essay is to explore the way in which Tomas Hardy portrayed women in his stories. And to see what this tells a modern audience about society of the time and the role of women. I have studied three of Thomas Hardys short stories; The Son Veto, The Withered Arm and The Distracted Preacher. All these stories where set in the rural county of Wessex. A county mad up by Thomas Hardy himself....   [tags: Papers]

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Women and the Reemergence of Eve in His Dark Materials

- Women and the Reemergence of Eve in His Dark Materials The role of female characters in literature has gone through many transformations and radical changes. Until recently, women were often perceived as the other sex by many cultures. The remains can still be witnessed is several societies around the world. This notion obviously enabled the same view to thrive in literature. In epic fantasy, women can rarely stand alone. Many female characters’ purpose in the genre consists of the beautiful prize for the hero, the nurturing caregiver, or the villain itself....   [tags: role of female characters in literature]

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Gender Oriented Analysis in Wife of Bath by Geoffrey Chaucer

- ... While the fourth husband seems to have been quite a lively character—she describes him as a “revelour,” quite aware of his lover on the side—it is the Wife’s fifth and final husband, Janekin, who has left the most lasting impact (459). She claims to have truly loved him—he is the only husband whom she marries for love rather than money—although his treatment of her leaves something to be desired. His prowess in the bedroom always overcomes any ill treatment, and indeed his primary appeal is that he is “of his love daungerous”; essentially, he is hard to get, and the Wife relishes the challenge....   [tags: sexes, male, female characters]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Who do you believe is better, males or females. Men overpowering women have always been a present topic in forms of literature since the female characters have been inactive. In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, there are only two female characters that have a valid role in the plotline. In most plays and works of literature during the Elizabethan Era, there were no women in the plays since they could not perform. Even when women are expressed in the play they do not have a huge role in the play. There was one play that had a main female role and multiple supporting roles, this play was Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare....   [tags: Male, Female, Characters in Hamlet, Hamlet]

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Analyzing the Heroics of Samus through Cambell's A Hero's Journey, Jung's archetypes and Feminist Analysis

- If you were to ask many video game enthusiasts about their favorite female video game heroines, the answers you’d get would be very varied - some will say Lara Croft of the Tomb Raider series, others say Alyx from the Half-Life series, few say Jade from Beyond Good & Evil, a handful will vouch for Chell from Portal, and a lot of old-school folks might just say Ms. Pac-Man. However, there is another video game heroine who has managed to reach into the hearts of gamers, both male and female, proving that she was just as awesome as any celebrated male hero....   [tags: female characters in video games]

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European Romantic Writing

- In the novels of De Stael and Constant, women are used as a foil to their male counterparts. Corrine and Ellenore as the main female characters can be seen to be muses but in different circumstances. Corrine’s portrayal of muse is closer to classical mythology whilst Ellenore’s muse seems to be darker and closer to a femme fatale figure. This can be explored in the descriptions of Corrine and Ellenore, their relations to the male protagonist and the protagonist’s relations with other women. Corrine and Ellenore appear to share similar backgrounds, both have been forced to live away from their home country, lack parental upbringing, desire love and have been seen as unsuitable matches by the...   [tags: Female Characters, Muses, Male Protagonists]

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