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The Female And Female Protagonists

- The ways in which the female and male protagonists are portrayed within a certain telenovela are representative of the gender roles present in that society. In many telenovelas, the traditional female protagonists are naive, innocent, and pure in many ways. While the male protagonists, on the other hand, are very machismo and overflowing with testosterone. In Mexico, the country in which this telenovela was made, women are expected to be amas de la casa (homemakers), caring for the home and the children while men work outside of the home (“Women” 2)....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Female]

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Female Protagonists in Women's Literature

- They feasted upon it. They thirsted for it. Society looked down on them for it, but these women remained honey mad, remained desperate for salvation in flavor, and craved salvation in indulgence. Considered half-savage and more than a little deranged, they roamed, free to do what so many of the women in "civilized" society longed to do. In Honey Mad Women: Charlotte Bronte's Bilingual Heroines, Patricia Yaeger hypothesizes that "bilingual heroines... are also honey mad women: women who consume, to excess, the languages designed to consume them" (Yaeger 11)....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Reconstruction of Agency and Humanity in Female Protagonists

- Lutchmee and Dilloo: A Story of West Indian Life by Edward Jenkins was the first attempt to influence public opinion against the indenture servitude system by making the victims into characters that the reader could empathize with. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys explores the one-dimensional character, Bertha Mason of Bronte’s Jane Eyre. In her version Rhys attempts to develop Antoinette into an individual and portray her not as the Madwoman from the attic, but as a victim of the external forces of a patriarchal society....   [tags: Literature]

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Female Protagonists

- The desire for freedom is a similar aspect of the female protagonists Louise Mallard, Mathilde Loisel, and Emily Grierson.In Kate Chopin's, "The Story of an Hour," Guy DE Maupassant's, "The Necklace," and William Faulkner's, "A Rose for Emily," the female protagonist's have a desire for freedom. The stories are about three women living in patriarchal societies. Each character longs for freedom in a different way, but because of the men in their lives they are unable to make their own life decisions.In "The Story of an Hour," Louise Mallard is a repressed married woman that has a heart condition....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing the Female Protagonists in Groundhog Day and A & P

- Role of the Female Protagonists in Groundhog Day and A & P      Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, is a film about a television weatherman named Phil who relives the same day, 2 March, over and over again. A & P is a short story by John Updike in which a cashier, Sammy, has his routine day disrupted when three girls wearing swimming suits stroll into the grocery store where he works and are confronted by the manager. Though their storylines vary greatly, in both works the main character in each is a self-centered, condescending male who eventually realises the flaws in his character....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Female Protagonists in That Evening Sun and A Field of Wheat

- In Faulkner's "That Evening Sun" and Ross's "A Field of Wheat", we see both female protagonists victimized by their environment. In "That Evening Sun", we see Nancy as a victim of the racially discriminatory environment of the South in the early 1900's. In A "Field of Wheat", Martha falls victim to her natural environment and the wrath that nature plays in her life and the life of her family. In each story, the reader feels a sense of despair in both women. I will attempt to show that the environment in which they live contributes to their despair....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Demise of the Female Protagonists in Where Have You Been?” by Carol and “A Good Man is Hard to Find by O’Connor

- The Demise of the Female Protagonists Despite their large age difference, the teenage character Connie in “Where Are You Going. Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates and the character the grandmother in “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor share the similar characteristics of manipulation, selfishness, and vanity that determine the path they are traveling. Although each character portrays these characteristics through different methods- Connie demonstrates these shared characteristics through her act of being a woman and the grandmother displays these shared characteristics through her delusion that the world revolves around her- the result is the same....   [tags: manipulative, egotistical, vanity]

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An Examination of Female Protagonists in Anita Brookner Novels

- The twentieth century was an age in which fiction became a recognized and an extremely popular genre in English literature. An interesting feature in the field of post-war British fiction was the advent of more and more women writers into the field. Feminist writing was one of the most interesting divisions in fiction. Women writers like Iris Murdoch, Muriel Spark, Doris Lessing, Margaret Drabble, Anita Brookner and P. D. James were some of the well-known novelists of the post-war modern Britain....   [tags: European Literature]

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Comparison: Antigone, by Sophocles and A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen

- In my mind, Sonny Carroll’s poem perfectly represents what an empowered woman should be; firm, determined and able to stand on her own feet. The characters of Nora and Antigone, from Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ and Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’ respectively, completely fit my description of ‘the empowered woman’. As inspiring figures, they left me wondering how they maintained their identities even in their patriarchal societies. What touched my heart the most is the way they fight for what they feel is moral and just instead of following what society dictates....   [tags: Female Empowerment, Protagonists]

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The Representation of Women in Action Films

- Women have made progress in the film industry in terms of the type of role they play in action films, although they are still portrayed as sex objects. The beginning of “a new type of female character” (Hirschman, 1993, pg. 41-47) in the world of action films began in 1976 with Sigourney Weaver, who played the leading role in the blockbuster film ‘Aliens’ as Lt. Ellen Ripley. She was the captain of her own spaceship, plus she was the one who gave out all the orders. Until then, men had always been the ones giving the orders; to see a woman in that type of role was outlandish....   [tags: film industry, action films, female protagonists]

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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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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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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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Differences Between Female And Male

- If there is any differences, it is in being comfortable with the subject for both sexes, not in the actual ability. There is no gene for maths, writing ability, religious faith or any other complex trait (Barnett and Rivers 2004, p. 150). There are no definitive differences cognitively between the sexes despite many attempts. According to Maccoby & Jacklin (cited in Basow 1986, p. 38) concludes in learning and memory there is no difference between female and male. According to research boys are no smarter than girls, with no overall difference in intelligence, reasoning ability, IQ levels or intellectual performance after age 6 (Basow, 1986 p....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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Comparative Character Analysis of Classical Vs. Modern Tragic Protagonists.

- Comparative Character Analysis of Classical Vs. Modern Tragic Protagonists. A hero/ heroine is described as the principal male/ female character in a literary or dramatic work or the central figure in an event, period, or movement. The classic tragic hero was defined by Aristotle in the fourth century as, “someone who is highly renowned and prosperous” (LATWP, 639), suggesting that there is a “natural right ordering and proportion of traits within the human being that if violated, produces calamity” (LATWP, 639)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Female Monstrosity in Contemporary Literature

- Literature Review: Female Monstrosity in Contemporary Literature The representation of women in literature has changed immensely throughout the years, especially in more recent times with the feminist movement. Feminist writers such as Angela Carter, Jeanette Winterson and Fay Weldon (three of the writers that were analysed in the sources) have challenged gender roles and female stereotypes by depicting their female characters as monstrous and grotesque, thereby defying male norms of female beauty and identity....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Sexual Objectification Of Female Objectification

- According to a report by ZenithOptimedia, people spend more than an average of 490 minutes of their day consuming some form of media or text (Karaian). In a society that’s driven primarily by the media, we as consumers have been constantly exposed, yet desensitized, to the various perspectives and theoretical frameworks that media has historically illustrated and produced. The most common concepts that are explored involve ideas of race, heteronormativity, whiteness and white privilege, female objectification, class identity, and gender....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Film theory]

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Female Roles in Anime

- Since the midterm of the class, we have watched several anime focusing on female protagonists or other important characters in a number of different roles. It is interesting to note the different views the creators have on gender roles, and how they express them in their anime, both visually and contextually. For the sake of saving time, I will explore only two anime that we have watched, namely Ghost in the Shell, and End of Evangelion. Ghost in the Shell has a strong female protagonist, Major Motoko Kusanagi....   [tags: Ghost in The Shell, End of Evangelion]

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Feminist Protagonists in The Awakening and A Doll's House

- The Feminist Protagonists in The Awakening and A Doll's House   The idea of women's liberation is a common theme in both Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. In her analysis of Feminism in Europe Katharine M. Rogers writes, " Thinking of Nora's painful disillusionment, her parting from her children, and the uncertainties of her future independent career, Ibsen called his play 'the tragedy of modern times'" (82). The main characters in each work, Nora Helmer, in A Doll House, and Edna Pontellier, in The Awakening, portray feminist ideas....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Female’s Influence Over People

- Female’s Influence over People Macbeth and The Crucible both portray strong female protagonists that have a lot of power over the other characters of the plays. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible the female protagonists use equivocation, deception and fear to influence the minds of all the other characters in both plays. The influence of these women over especially the men leads the males into doing miserable, unforgettable and also unforgiveable deeds. Equivocation is the intention to mislead, and misleading people is like a theme in the play Macbeth....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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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 Protagonist in Hedda Gabler and A Doll House

- Hedda Gabler and A Doll House are indubitably two of Ibsen’s most well-known and finest works. In both, the central protagonists are women in strained marriages who do not accept societal norms. Both are independently-minded, but Nora in A Doll House still strongly feels the duty of marriage and motherhood, while Hedda in Hedda Gabler seems to think little of the institution of marriage and duty. Both A Doll House and Hedda Gabler were sensational in their times. A Doll House, written in 1879, was Ibsen’s first foray into creating a sensation, soon to become his trademark....   [tags: compare contrast essays]

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Female Representation Within Film : The Top 100 Films

- Current available research on women in science fiction is limited by the lack of female representation within film in general. Lauzen’s study on the portrayal of female characters in the top 100 films of 2015 reveals that female characters comprise only 22% of protagonists, and make up a total of 33% of all speaking characters (1). Furthermore, despite science fiction’s unique ability to “offer something new in terms of gender representation” (Jowett 2014, 78), the majority of existing literature on women in science fiction explore their continued “infantilisation or sexualisation” (Lupold 2014, 8)....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Masculinity, Woman]

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Female Gender Roles During Latin American Countries

- Previously, female gender roles have not only been reinforced through traditional telenovelas, but have been subliminally implied to from a very young age through many societal aspects. The spatial organization of residences is one example of an ordinary practice that heavily impacts how gender is viewed and learned by young children. In Mexico, women are expected to be amas de la casa (homemakers), working for the home within the home and caring for the children while men work outside of the home....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, United States]

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The Power of Female Friendship in The Color Purple by Alice Walker

- Throughout The Color Purple, Alice Walker conveys the importance and the power of female friendship in all forms. It shapes and forms the strong bond of female companionship as means of refuge from oppression, male dominance and a world full of violence perpetrated against woman which the female protagonists wish to break free from. Walker constantly reminds the reader of the gruelling pursuit of identity that all are in search for, both in Africa and America; for females to gain equal recognition as individuals who deserve fair and just treatment in a patriarchal society where as Albert states “Men suppose to wear the pants" in soceity....   [tags: ]

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The Female Role in A Rose for Emily, Miss Brill, and The Storm

- Reading literature, at first, might seem like simple stories. However, in works like William Faulkner's “A Rose for Emily,” Katherine Mansfield's “Miss Brill,” and Kate Chopin's “The Storm,” the female protagonists are examples of how society has oppressive expectations of women simply because of their gender. In “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner, the story starts out with a distinctive split between the motivations of men and women: “The men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity” (Faulkner 121)....   [tags: A Rose for Emily, Miss Brill]

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The Sexist Surroundings that Etrap the Narrator in Various Literary Works Supresss the Respective Protagonists' Identitties as Women

- ... 1. MINOR I: Hester Prynne’s identity as a woman collapses as she becomes the “general symbol at which the preacher and moralist might point, and in which they might vivify and embody their images of woman’s frailty and sinful passion” (Hawthorne 67). As she becomes an entity to be avoided, Hester is followed by the “infamy” and the scarlet letter even to her grave, and her sin “would be her only monument” (Hawthorne 67). 2. MINOR II: The town does not identify Miss Emily as another female inhabitant but “a tradition, a duty, … a care, [and] a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town” that would continue to support the town financially (Faulkner)....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper, A Rose For Emily]

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The Girl With The Golden Eyes By Honore De Balzac

- Society often views individuals that do not conform to its expectations as separate from the societal group. The Story of the Marquise-Marquis de Banneville, by Charles Perrault, François-Timoléon de Choisy, and Marie-Jeanne L’Héritier follows two main characters, one of which does not fully conform to binary gender presentation. The Girl with the Golden Eyes, authored by Honoré de Balzac, portrays an “oriental” woman as an object to be purchased and used. In Le Roman de Parthenay Ou Le Roman de Melusine, written by Coudrette, the heroine is a half human, half fairy who holds great power....   [tags: Gender, Female, Protagonist, Woman]

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The War Of Female Cadets

- wp-1474256415914.jpgThey were disbanded because there was a group of male cadets coming through who enlisted thinking they were going to be air force cadets. General Marshall decided he needed ground troops. So they were all transferred over to ground troops, and they were all really upset by that. I understand where the cadets were coming from, but these women were targeted by some of these male journalists who called them all kinds of names--"glamor girls," for example. This journalist is kind of our villain in the story....   [tags: American films, English-language films, Thing]

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Being An All Female Cast

- Receiving a 6.8/10 from critic reviews, Bridesmaids successfully won 24 awards and was nominated for a total of 66, including 2 Oscar Awards, as stated by IMDb. It was written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo and released to the public on May 13, 2011 (IMDb). Being an all female cast, under the production of Apatow and directed by Paul Feig, Bridesmaids was labeled as a raunchy comedy/romance, whereas, a movie such as The Hangover with a similar story line played by all guys was not considered raunchy, instead, it was common in Hollywood Films....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Man, Film]

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Difference between Quests Doen by Female and Male Heroes

- Heroic fantasies are most often structured around the hero's or heroine's quest. This frequently turns out to be a quest for identity, although the hero or heroine usually does not realize this at first. "The journey of the upper-class white male is identified as the generic type for the normal human condition; and other members of society - racial minorities, the poor and women - are seen as secondary characters (Pearson 4)." "In the traditional, the quest hero is assumed to be a male who is separated from his known world, is initiated into a new consciousness, and then returns to his community (Russell 197)." However, when the hero of a story is a woman, her quest is essentially different...   [tags: American Literature]

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Female Rebellion In Aurora Leigh and The Lady in the Looking-Glass

- Female Rebellion In Aurora Leigh and The Lady in the Looking-Glass      Women of both the ages of Victorian and early Modernism were restricted from education at universities or the financial independence of professionalism. In both ages, women writers often rebelled against perceived female expectations as a result of their oppression. To lead a solitary life as a subservient wife and mother was not satisfactory for writers like Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Virginia Woolf. One of the most popular female poets of the Victorian era, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, illustrated "a woman's struggle to achieve artistic and economical independence in modern society" (Longman P.1858)....   [tags: Aurora Leigh Essays]

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The Influence of Confucianism on Female-Theme Writings

- “ The reason for the radical importance of gender every aspect of humanity is its unbreakable relation to the culture and civilization of a society”. --Qiao, Yi-Gang, Survey of Gender in Chinese Ancient Literature and Culture The history of Chinese literature, from the perspective of gender study, represents a male-centric narrative most of the time. Men are usually the protagonists of stories and historical documentations while women serving as peripheral characters who are given less attention by the authors....   [tags: Confucianism, Chinese literature]

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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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Female Sexuality at Sea in Heywood’s Fair Maid of the West and Shakespeare’s Pericles

- From mermaids to female Navy officers, the relationship between women and the sea, in both history and literature, has been a complicated one. Mariners traditionally had conflicting superstitions involving a woman’s place on a ship, and this sense of conflict spills over into two Early Modern works of drama—namely Heywood’s Fair Maid of the West and Shakespeare’s Pericles. Bess and Marina, the main female characters of both plays, walk a fine line between captors and masters of the sea, and similarly between the roles of strong heroines who act outside of their gender-roles and hetero-normative females who are mastered by the plays’ respective male characters....   [tags: Fair Maid of the West]

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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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Female Sexuality in Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd and Lawrence's The Virgin And The Gypsy

- Female Sexuality in Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd and Lawrence's The Virgin And The Gypsy 'Is Lawrence really a liberator of sex. Does he grant more independence to the women in his novels than his predecessors or just a little more freedom within confines of established expectations.'[1] The same question could be asked of Thomas Hardy, who is believed by some critics such as Rosemarie Morgan, to use female sexuality in a way that is liberating and arguably revolutionary....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Embracing Female Sexuality in Bram Stoker's Dracula

- Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, written in 1897 during the Victorian era depicts and delves through the historical context of what society was like in the past. His extraordinary piece places a strong emphasis on sexuality by contrasting it with the conventional and stereotypical views towards sexuality that was once embellished during his life time. By painting an elaborate picture of the conservative society Stoker once grew up in, I contend that through his main female characters, he pursues to epitomize and challenge the Victorian notion of sexuality by incorporating female characters with strong sexual desires....   [tags: society, supression, victorian era]

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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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Social Issues in Young Adult Literature

- The involvement of social issues in young adult literature is no red flag in modern day society. New Realism, which first occurred around the 1960’s-1970, lead to the evolution of the appropriateness of social issues in the young adult literature genre. (Robinson) In Francesca Lia Block's Wolf, the author addresses the taboos of sexual violence and abuse in the home, and pairs this with the idea of female self-empowerment, and the age appropriateness of young adult literature for young adults. In Francesca Lia Block's Wolf, the young, nameless protagonists, and heroine, runs away to her Grandmothers’ house after being repeatedly sexually assaulted by her Mothers’ boyfriend....   [tags: sexual assault, female empowerment]

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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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African Feminism And Its Impact On Society

- African feminism is an ever expanding form of literature that has a different meaning to each individual; it is a multifaceted term that can have a negative impact in society or a positive one. By posing questions that men typically do not ask in their literature, women’s literature expands the audience’s view of Africa as a whole, making their literature more appealing and relatable for their intended audience. They often use strong female protagonists to demonstrate the issues that women face in reality; issues that men often write about as well, but fail to provide a holistic view....   [tags: Woman, Female, Africa, Writing]

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Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors?

- Slasher Movies: Female Victims or Survivors. “[Scary movies are] all the same. Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can’t act who’s always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It’s insulting,” claims the character Sidney, in the movie Scream (1996). This stereotype is what many movie fans and critics believe when the topic of slasher films arise. Slasher films normally include a psychotic killer (either real or supernatural), a number of victims (often female), and usually the only person alive at the end of the movie is a female....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Horror Movies Essays]

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The Oppression Of Women By Huxley 's Brave New World

- The statistics are indisputable. Women make approximately 74 cents to every man’s $1 in the same job level, with the same level of schooling. There are more male C.E.O.s of Standard & Poor’s 1500 companies named John OR David, than there are women. The same applies for professors at Chicago, Harvard, M.I.T, Princeton, Stanford and Yale (Wolfers). Although more women and minorities are getting higher levels of education, there is a prevalent Glass Ceiling metaphorically weighing down on minorities and preventing a level financial playing field....   [tags: Gender, Female, Sexism, Sex]

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The Role of the Female in a Male Dominated Society

- The Role of the Female in a Male Dominated Society The role of the female in male dominated societies is a prevalent theme in American literature and has been explored by countless authors. Edith Wharton, in The House of Mirth, and Zora Neale Hurston, in Their Eyes Were Watching God, are just two of the many who examine this issue in their literary works. Although the novels were published over thirty years apart, and speak of women of distinct cultures and societies, each author uses her novel to make a social commentary on the effects of the societal rules and expectations of patriarchal cultures toward women....   [tags: Papers]

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Innovating Women : A Woman 's Reading Of `` Bernice Bobs Her Hair ``

- Innovating Women: a woman’s reading of “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” Reading is an experience of art; without readers’ interaction, the meaning of any literary work is insufficient. “[Norman] Holland believes that we react to literary texts with the same psychological responses we bring to our daily life....That is, in various ways we unconsciously recreate in the text the world that exists in our mind.” (Tyson, 182) By telling a story that centers on the conflicts between two wealth young females whose personalities are distinctly different in the jazz age, Fitzgerald leads us on a journey of physical, and especially psychological transition of the protagonists through an omniscient narration....   [tags: Woman, Female, 1920s, Gender]

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The Women 's Swimming Pool

- Sexism is very real, even in the least patriarchal societies of the world. From a western hemisphere point of view, the lives of women and young girls that are described in Nawal el Saadawi’s “In Camera” and Hanan al-Shaykh’s “The Women’s Swimming Pool” is almost unbelievable. Although these stories do not tell the whole story of women’s lives in these areas, it gives readers a general idea of how politics, social opportunities, and male privilege is overbearing in their way of life. While “In Camera” is has a more dark, and mature theme than “The Women’s Swimming Pool,” it is obvious that both relate in the way that their protagonists both suffer from the unnecessary and unexpected burden o...   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, Gender]

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Fahrenheit 451, by ray Bradbury and Antigone, by Sophocles

- Imagine living in a time where books have been banned and your only source of companionship was a screen on the wall. Or picture living in the city of Thebes, where you must risk execution by the king in order to give your dead brother the proper burial he deserves. These two scenarios precisely describe the worlds of Montag, from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and Antigone, from Sophocles’ Antigone, respectively. Though the ways in which Antigone and Montag challenge their world’s status quo are very similar, the motives and consequences behind their actions are very different....   [tags: Protagonists, Challenging Society]

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Fairy Tales Are An Essential Part Of Literature

- Fairy tales are an essential part of literature. They play a significant role in children’s lives as they provide an understanding of the world, as well as the difference between good and evil. Fairy tales are introduced during a time when children soak up knowledge, therefore it is no surprise tales play a role in shaping youth (Nanda, 2014). Knowing this, it is important to be aware of the ways in which characters are portrayed within these tales. The “typical” stereotypes associated with male and female characters can be dangerous as it provides children with a simplified perception of gender roles and the way the world functions....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Gender studies]

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Coming Of Age : Girl Power Media Culture By Emilie Zaslow

- Feminism Inc. Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture by Emilie Zaslow discusses the birth of the 1990s “Girl Power” movement and subsequent social science data, which uncovers the gender bias in the American schooling system as well as at home. More importantly, Zaslow highlights in her research that parents have been “encouraged to select movies with strong female role models for their daughters” and that much of the poisoning of the girl culture is derivative from such a lack of role models for adolescent girls (Zaslow, 19)....   [tags: Gender, Human sexuality, Sociology, Female]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- Social restrictions have always been placed on women even today. The role of women is much different today than it was in the past. Women were not allowed to make major decisions in the family and were expected to submit in all things to the husband; they could not own anything and they were expected to stay home and do housework. In William Faulkner story “A Rose for Emily” has many subtle details that reveal that woman being treated as a lesser and with injustice has always happened and throughout the telling of Miss Emily Grierson’s life, you get a good look at it....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Robert Browning]

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Comparing Female Sexuality in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Wome

- Comparing Female Sexuality in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women In Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women, Esther and Del try to take control of their sexuality and their sexual lives. These two female protagonists attempt to gain sexual confidence by quietly rejecting the societal images of women. They are able to seduce men and pilot their own sexual lives. These women are also able to ignore the popular beliefs about marriage and motherhood, thus freeing them from the traditional, restrictive female sexual roles....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Women 's Role Choosing Their Own Destinies

- At a young age, girls are introduced to fairytales with Prince Charming, fairy godmothers, and happily-ever-afters. Women often play damsels in distress or princesses in waiting. Until recently, it was rare to see females in the lead role choosing their own destinies. This trend also occurs throughout speculative fiction. While there are often romantic elements to their stories, romance isn’t always the main storyline. Powerful heroines fill the pages and screens and provide the perfect category for study....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Male, Female]

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Woman Givers And Yentl By The Yeshiva Boy

- As America began to industrialize and the American Dream became a reality for some, immigrants flocked to the New World. As they transitioned from the Old World to this New World in the U.S., many new issues arose surrounding the breaking away from old beliefs and discovering gender equality. Although the female protagonists in both Bread Givers and Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy come from different backgrounds, both women struggle to break away from the traditional role of Jewish women. From the Old World, Yentl, from Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy, was blessed to have a father that encouraged her education but a society that did not....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Gender role]

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Women 's Influence On Women

- First, throughout society, men, women, and children view millions of advertisements daily. In those advertisements, there is one common factor---a woman. However, this is not just an average woman you see every day but a schema of what the perfect woman is. Because this ideal image of beauty is so heavily pushed through media and ads, young girls are being taught that this is what they should strive for. Activists and educators such as Jean Kilbourne, explains how this is deteriorating the confidence and self-worth of young women and girls....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Female]

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The Change Of The Media

- The Changes In Media Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie once said, “The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.” It’s a common thing that the media forces beliefs about genders upon the society. Is it possible to believe that if the media portrayed gender equality, that the world would be a completely different place....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Male]

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Essay on Female Companions in The Awakening and A Doll's House

- Importance of Female Companions in The Awakening and A Doll's House       Female companions are very important to the development of the main characters in Kate Chopin's The Awakening and in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House. Mademoiselle Reisz and Madame Ratignolle, in The Awakening, and Kristine Linde, in A Doll House, help Edna Pontellier and Nora Helmer discover their inner selves.   Mademoiselle Reisz, Madame Ratignolle, and Kristine Linde all act as role models for the protagonists. Edna deeply admires Mademoiselle Reisz's piano playing....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Future of Women in Sports

- The Future of Women in Sports As the year 2010 has arrived, the problem of the portrayal of women in sports no longer lies in their fight for equality and opportunity, but in fighting off the competition with men. It is no longer an issue of women not being taken seriously or being looked down upon if they decide to be athletes, but that men want to take part in competition with women in sports. This film thus focuses on the struggles that the male protagonist faces in trying to compete with the popularity of women's sports and his desire to take part in the world of women's sports....   [tags: Female Athletes Sports Essays]

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Femal Protagonist in the Hunger Games and Divergent

- In both The Hunger Games and Divergent there are female protagonists,in The Hunger Games’s it is Katniss Everdeen and in Divergent it is Tris Prior. These two heroines have both similar and different qualities such as: their physical looks, where they live, their families, whom they trust, and who they end up falling in love with. Tris and Katniss both also go through extremely difficult events, but these events turn both of them into stronger,wiser, and more individualistic young women. While going through many difficult circumstances, both of them undergo some changes in how they look and how they think....   [tags: change, guy, trust, friends]

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A Struggle For Independence : A Young Woman 's Coming Of Age As National Allegory

- Marilyn Booth considers al-Zayyāt’s The Open Door intertwining two different kinds of marginality by utilizing “female perspective at the center, within a context of family and community” and “everyday language rather than literary diction” (xvii). Centering on Layla and her personal experience, Booth suggests that “Layla’s growth is paralleled by that of the national resistance toward the British which continues to take control despite Egypt’s 1923 independence (xxiii). Likewise, Buijsse in her thesis entitled A Struggle for Independence: A Young Woman’s Coming of Age as National Allegory in Latīfa al-Zayyāt’s al-Bāb al-maftūh also found similar finding of the parallel between Layla’s strug...   [tags: Woman, Female, Gender, Girl]

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Stereotypical Images Of Men And Women

- This meme depicts that men should not use the “friend zone” to be nice and try to have sex with women because they are not a toy or an object. The assumptions of men using women like an object just for sexual activity is not funny. However, the image with the man telling another man in this meme is funny. There is a reflection of another man in his sunglasses if you look close enough. So, men know that this concept of using women in the friend zone trying to get into their pants is wrong. Nevertheless, they still do it anyways....   [tags: Gender, Female, Woman, Man]

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The Adventure Time By Steven Universe

- Steven Universe Steven Universe is a part of a generation of the most compelling cartoon series produced, reeling in dedicated viewers across a wide demographic board. For plenty good reasons, most powerfully is its subtly social-progressiveness that’s channeled waves of positivity and impacted so many by breaking norms. Notable for being the first of Cartoon Network Studios’ catalogue of series to have been created by a woman, Rebecca Sugar has also worked on the popular ‘Adventure Time’ as a storyboard artist....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Mainstream]

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Analysis Of Pink And Blue Is An Understatement For Gender Representation

- Pink and blue is an understatement for gender representation in shows like “Girls”. Girls, which premiered on HBO in 2012, was written by feminist/actress Lena Dunham, who is one of the main protagonists on the show. Girls is based around four girls who are all best friends living in New York, but each having their own significant arcs and personalities. Marnie, Shoshanna, Jessa, and Hannah are all great representatives of an early 20s couple of girls with relatable and real life conflicts. The show Girls represents gender equality in a phenomenal way, as the show delves into real life problems, breaking sexist norms and capturing the attention of the audience with relatable “little things”...   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Man]

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Doris Lessings' Ideology and Philosophy on the Female Perspective

- The aim of this study is to explore and scrutinize the feminist perspectives in the selected novels of Doris Lessing with reference to her professed ideology and philosophy and in the light of the various schools of feminism. This research is basically expanded comparatively and endeavors to flesh out and determines the feministic essence and points of divergence of Lessing’s selected works by probing into her feminine concerns. Doris Lessing is profoundly noted for her portrayal of strong women characters who belong to the world of expectation and hopeful to fulfill their feminine wishes, but the social prescriptions have closed the doors to the outside world....   [tags: sexual identity, emancipation, feminine power]

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The Monk by Matthew G. Lewis

- The Female and Male Gothic in Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Lewis’ The Monk The gothic novel is characterized by mystery and supernatural fear, usually involving evil villains, and victimized protagonists. These elements are recognized in both Austen’s novel, Northanger Abbey, and Lewis’ The Monk. The novels are composed of male and female gothic characteristics, involved in gendered portrayals of supernatural events. The gothic genre is used in these novels in unique ways, however they both portray gendered depictions of the gothic genre....   [tags: mystery, female gothic, supernatural fear]

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Is Carrie White The Protagonist Or Is She Not?

- Is Carrie White the protagonist or is she not. According to X.J.Kennedy and Dana Gioia, a protagonist is “the central character in a literary work. The protagonist usually initiates the main action of the story, often in conflict with the antagonist” (Glossary of Literary Terms 2073). The purpose of this essay is to discover why she really is the protagonist. Now some might say she burned down a whole city and killed lots of people, but in Carrie`s defense if someone was bullied their entire life, and went through what Carrie did, who is to blame here....   [tags: Protagonist, Antagonist, Carrie White, Character]

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The Equality Between Female And Female

- Although the status of women is improved nowadays, there still exists inequality of gender in the world. Wives, in fifteen countries, like Iran needs find a job with their husbands ' permission. In contrast, Canadian couples have less inequality, however, there also are a lot of questions cause of gender discrimination. In our country, over 95% females white-collar employees think that they get lower paid and treatments than men. At the same time, some girls in Quebec drunk too much alcohol and led to death just in order to blindly purchase the equality with boys....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Male, Female]

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The Differences Between Female And Female

- The most significant most meaningful memory of an experience related to discovering that I was a male and therefore treated differently from the other sex was not only one memory but a series of memories from being separated from the opposite sex at school , going to boys sections at shops ,having a role model that I learned a lot from and lastly from society. There are many differences between the two genders , male and female such as cognitive , social and personal characteristics . Society sees a girl as someone who likes "girly" things such as Barbie dolls and the colour pink and boys likes blue and likes trucks and cars and also works outside but immediately when the roles changes then...   [tags: Female, Gender, Boy, Male]

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Gender Representation Of Female Audiences

- In the United States, gender has always been a dichotomous, discriminatory system. The men are privileged and the women oppressed. The media, especially film and television, reflect this. From a purely quantitative standpoint, women are perpetually underrepresented. For the qualitative, men receive complex story lines where explanations are given for all behaviors, negative and positive, and women are lucky to receive story lines. Of the women who are in film and television, they usually serve as a sexual object to supposedly attract audiences or as side characters designed to further the character development of a male protagonist....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Physical attractiveness, Female]

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The Existence Of Female And Female Spheres

- We are all clay pots composed of clay (the infinite) declares a Sruti text defining the overall principle of Atma. “In the image of God He created him; male and female, He created them” Genesis [1:27]. Whether in Hinduism or Christianity, these scriptures clearly imply that males and females are composed of identical matter, created as equals. Furthermore, Hindus believe in the spiritual equality of males and females on an existential level as a representation of enlightenment. The Stetassvata Upanisad states “knowledge and deliverance do not differ between sexes.” These doctrinal premises allowed gurus to advocate for spiritual equality, yet gender inequality embodied as prescribed gender r...   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Female, Woman]

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Unseen Effects of Title Nine

- Unseen Effects of Title Nine Using the four topics, history, race and class, gender, and sexual orientation in sport, assume you are a screen writer in the year 2010. You have been commissioned to write a movie script about women's sports and current society. What is the theme. Who are the protagonists. What are the issues and how does the movie end. When Annie came in with an idea to do a sports movie, the first thing I did was laugh in her face. She quickly cut me off. "Harry. Harry what do you know about Title Nine?" "What is that, some new soy product?" "Title Nine, enacted in 1972, represents a large change in attitudes toward women and their aspirations....   [tags: Sports Female Social Norms Essays]

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The Gap Between Female And Female Nurses

- There has always been a gender inequality issue in most jobs in the work force, but many may not see this inequality in the nursing field because they do not pay attention to it fully. Many people still have the stereotype that women are the only ones in this job field, but this is not the case anymore. This job field is always in demand for new nurses, and many women and men choose this field to the high pay and the satisfaction of helping others. This job field is one of the more female dominated careers....   [tags: Gender, Employment, Female, Male]

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Differences Between Female And Female Body

- In the womb, we are not given a choice between the sexes, but rather we are born one or the other, female or male, our bodies replicas of each other so much so that in biblical beliefs the female body is even believed to have been created from the males. The generations before our own never taking much notice of the bodies we did hold, but as the centuries passed our equality seemed to dissipate as we became increasingly more aware of the anatomical differences we do share, and thus creating the focus on the objectification of the human body, both sexualized and not sexualized....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Sex]

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How Female And Female Students Use Language Differently

- How Male and Female Students Use Language Differently Nowadays we live in a world, which claims us to be educated. Everyone believes that he should have education in order to get a good job. We guess that education is the answer to all our problems. And to choose future profession means to find the right way to better future. The value of education in human life is growing, and so it cannot be limited to the period of study. The urgent need for the nurturing of knowledge led to the emergence of such an interesting phenomenon in public life as continuous education....   [tags: Education, Sociology, Female, Male]

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Black And White Male Female Male And Female

- The society is in black and white, male and female. Male always coming out on top. Genders were separated for two reasons in my opinion. The first reason being is because so many people have grown up to be a specific religion and that religion practices that men are the ones in full control. The second reason is because people simply needed a way to identify a person then we observed different traits a person does and assigned it to the gender. If the whole idea of men are better than women were to leave we would then have the impression that men are better than men....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Human]

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Alice Munro – A Master of Canadian Short Story

- Introduction: All of us have read or heard many stories. They may be funny, sad, interesting or the other perceptions of man. The main elements of a short story consist of plot, characterisation, narrative technique, theme, tone, language, setting and atmosphere. The short story in Canada really developed in the late 19th century. Making a slow start in the 1830s, it picked up in the mid-nineteenth century when newspapers and magazines gave a fillip to its publication. A question often asked is what makes a short story specifically Canadian....   [tags: Canadian literature, female authors]

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Women As Dress By Anne Hollander

- Women in pictorial history have often been used as objects; figures that passively exist for visual consumption or as catalyst for male protagonists. Anne Hollander in her book Fabric of Vision takes the idea of women as objects to a new level in her chapter “Women as Dress”. Hollander presents the reader with an argument that beginning in the mid 19th century artists created women that ceased to exist outside of their elegantly dressed state. These women, Hollander argues, have no body, only dress....   [tags: Female, Woman, Girl, Women]

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The Death of Louise Mallard and Female Identity in The Story of an Hour

- In Chopin’s thousand work short story The Story of an Hour, the protagonist Louise Mallard is afflicted with heart trouble but learns that her husband has died in a railroad accident. Upon her husband’s death, Mrs. Mallard catches a glimpse of what independence feels like, but it is quickly taken away from once her husband returns unharmed. Chopin’s feminist ideals form the basis of this story where she explores female identity in a patriarchal society. For women of her time, marriage could be likened to prison where only death could set their “body and soul free” (Chopin 237)....   [tags: kate chopin, female identity, feminist ideals]

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The Typical Profile Of The Female Offender

- Corrections – Week 10 – Review questions 1) What is the ‘typical profile’ of the female offender. The ‘typical profile’, of a female offender is that they are likely to have a history of trauma, suffer from a mental illness and have substance abuse and alcohol issues. Further, most are illiterate and have had a long history of unemployment. It is possible they have could have been/be involved in violent relationships. They are likely to be the primary care giver for their children, but not have the support of a partner to raise her children....   [tags: Prison, Gender, Woman, Female]

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