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  • Comparing John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women and Florence Nightingale's Cassandra

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    Comparing John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women and Florence Nightingale's Cassandra For thousands of years, women have struggled under the domination of men. In a great many societies around the world, men hold the power and women have to fight for their roles as equals in these patriarchal societies. Florence Nightingale wrote about such a society in her piece, Cassandra, and John Stuart Mill wrote further on the subject in his essay The Subjection of Women. These two pieces explore

  • Comparing Persuasion by Jane Austen and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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    Both Persuasion by jane Austen and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott tell stories of families of sisters in the nineteenth-century in England and in America. The former is the story of Anne Elliot who had given up Fredrick Wentworth eight years prior to the novel's setting after she was "persuaded" to do so by her old family friend, Lady Russell. Realizing that she has made a terribe mistake once Fredrick returns, wealthier and more professionally sucessful, Anne struggles within herself regarding

  • Analysis Of Little Girls Or Little Women: The Disney Princess Effect

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    In “Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect,” Stephanie Hanes covers the sexualization of young girls and women in every aspect of the media that influences children and teens. She explains that girls see media figures, movies, and sports being sexualized, and how this is causing children to associate looking and acting a certain way to being ‘the perfect women’. Hanes believes the hypersexualized media is causing girls to obtain a negative body image and it’s killing their self-esteem

  • Anne Hutchinson's Words and Their Later Significance

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    Examination of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson at the Court at Newton.” The trial, which took place in 1637, set a standard for the future treatment of women, and subsequently their speech and writing. Because of the way the prosecution pigeonholes Hutchinson into admitting her guilt, the reverends (and thus men) gain (or keep) power over women—the power to control their women and to interpret contrived meanings from their words. From the start of the proceedings, it is clear that Hutchinson’s only “crime” is

  • Marie de Frances' Eliduc, Boccaccio's Ninth Tale of the Fifth Day, and Shakespeare's As You Like It

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    Comparing Women in Marie de Frances' Eliduc, Boccaccio's Ninth Tale of the Fifth Day, and Shakespeare's As You Like It Whether it is Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, or Renaissance writing, women have always played a significant role in literature. Sometimes they act as counterparts to men, but sometimes they dominate the storyline themselves. Helen of Troy, Guildeluec, Monna Giovanna, and Rosalind, among others, prove to be just as vital characters as the men in their stories. Whether it is beauty

  • Barbie Doll Fantasy Exposed in Marge Piercy’s Barbie Doll

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    Is Barbie the model woman? For generations girls have played with this doll and many have aspired to be just like her: the party girl, career women and the beauty queen all wrapped into one. In Marge Piercy’s poem entitled “Barbie Doll” the title foreshadows the theme of the poem which is that girls are ultimately and fatally entrapped by society’s narrow definitions of feminine behavior and beauty. When Piercy compares the young lady in the poem to a Barbie doll she is revealing the irony of

  • Media Makes Women More Insecure?

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    Media Makes Women More Insecure? Caution! Caution! Alarms are going off inside your head. You are in the shopping center, strolling around with your best friends and trying on clothes. All of a sudden, you gaze upward and see this Channing Tatum look-alike is in the aisle next to yours; he is looking at books. You hurry up and snatch your girlfriends and ask them if you look all right. You do not depend on their comments because they are friends and would not say something to hurt your feelings.

  • Comparing Shakespeare’s Women in Disguise

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    Throughout the period of the Shakespearean stage, there were many plays that led viewers and critics to question sexual identity and gender roles in not just his plays, but many other plays as well. For early modern England at this time, cross-dressing was looked at as a dramaturgical motif, a theatrical practice, and a social phenomenon. “In Shakespeare’s day, a cross-dressed heroine, like any female character also involved a gender switch in the world of the playhouse, for women’s roles were normally

  • Hypocrisy in E.E. Cummings’ the Cambridge Ladies

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    issues. Through this comparing and contrasting, E.E. Cummings is able to show the superficial and fabricated world that the Cambridge ladies have created. Although these women claim to be strict Protestants, their unsympathetic behavior proves to be less than holy. The Cambridge ladies are not able to fully understand the harsh reality of a world that lies beyond their trifle lives. Because they have already been given everything they need in life without working for it, the women are content with their

  • Milton and Rossetti - Comparing Their Treatment of Women

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    The Treatment of Women in John Milton's Paradise Lost And Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market" In literary history, the theme of the apparent female inability to curb curiosity has been a reoccurring one. In Greek mythology, Psyche's curiosity proved her undoing, when she fetched a lamp to see her husband's features that had been proscribed to behold. In Perrault's "Bluebeard", the fatal effects of curiosity are again depicted, with his new bride succumbing to the temptation to open the one