Female Characters Essays

  • Female Characters In The Odyssey

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    including females. With the increase of female gamers, however, there have been a number of issues that have caused problems for females, which extends from something minor such as males being astonished that they are even playing video games, to even some males constantly telling them what to do and even insulting them for their actions. The short story, “Select Character”, gives a precedent on how male gamers can cause problems for females and why they end up doing that. “Select character” tells the

  • Female Characters In Beowulf

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    All through the historical backdrop of writing, female characters are frequently side characters that don't get much acknowledgment from readers. Male roles are what we see most and what we read about. In the epic of “Beowulf”, we see the action between Beowulf and three monsters to save Heorot. We see the heroism and the male comitatus of this warrior and king. However, the women in this epic are highly overlooked. Three noteworthy women assume essential parts all through the epic: Wealhtheow,

  • The Female Characters In Voltaire's Candide

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    focuses on the struggles that the women of this time period faced. Every female character in this story has had a difficult life that consisted of lose-lose situations that had a major impact on their lives. But are they victims? Or, are they simply just natural survivors? These women are natural born survivors because they do what is needed to survive in the harsh circumstances they are forced into. One of the main female characters of this story is Cunégonde, the love interest of Candide, whose life

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

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    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

  • Comparing the Female Characters in The Necklace and Recitatif

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    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

  • Comparison between Female Characters in Beowulf

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    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

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

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    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

  • Strong Female Characters In The Elf Arwen

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    ‘strong female characters’ in fiction, whether they’re wielding pistols in an action movie or twin daggers in a fantasy movie. These characters are often seen as the ‘solution’ to the damsel-in-distress trope because they can defend themselves, all while making sassy comments. But people should not praise these characters as feminist icons. While feminism seeks equal representation and appreciation for feminine and masculine qualities, film and television writers portray strong female characters as redeemable

  • Female Characters in Hamlet

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    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

  • Female Characters In Hamlet

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    is an alluring play to study. There are many different characters who each have diverse personalities. The thing that is noticeable about play is that there is an overwhelming number of male personalities while only a few female ones. This leads to a very interesting topic on female characters. This essay will explore the character of Ophelia, specifically the idea that she was a major key into Hamlet’s tragic ending. There are many characters in Hamlet, all with diverse personalities and different

  • A Comparison of Female Characters in Two Stories

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    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

  • Strong Female Characters In The Storm By Kate Chopin

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    Freeman all wrote stories about strong female characters. The stories were about very diverse topics but the one thing that each one had in common was that the main female character was true to herself. In “The Storm” Chopin’s character Calixta, chooses to have an affair with her old lover Alec Laballiere. This choice is not one that is made for the good of her family or for her long term happiness but rather to please herself. Chopin shows a female character that isn’t afraid to choose her happiness

  • The Representation of Male and Female Characters in Two Comedies

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    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

  • Female Characters In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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    us to even better express ourselves, thoughts, and our character. These people are a catalyst to our personality and most often make us better as a person. On the other hand we also meet people whose personalities are stifling, repressing, and/or controlling of ours. These people are anchors, and are known to metaphorically put the real us in a cage. Throughout the course of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening we see that many of the male characters approach Edna and that they each tried to either repress

  • The Female Characters in The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

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    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

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

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    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

  • The Importance of Female Characters in Susan Glaspell's 'Trifles'

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    According to the Merriam -Webster Online Dictionary an assumption is a belief that something is true or a fact or statement that is taken for granted. Susan Glaspell wrote "Trifles" to demonstrate the male assumption that women are insignificant members in a male dominated society. Because the men underestimate them, the women are able to prove they are not insignificant. The improper assumptions by men toward women can have dire consequences, as demonstrated in Glaspell's world. Combating these

  • The Lack Of Female Characters In Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

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    Essay Prompt 5 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde was a mystery written by Robert Louis Stevenson and later published in 1886. Throughout the novel many people tend to notice the lack of female characters. When a female characters does appear in this novel they tend to play a lesser part and affect the story to a lesser degree and are portrayed as weaker and unassuming. One of the first women we encounter in this novel was a young girl searching for a doctor. She is then trampled by Hyde and is then victimized

  • Female Characters In Night And Day By Dina Zaman And Mariah

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    Males are always regarded as powerful individuals and females as powerless, which do not reflect the changing social status of females in the society today (Bahiyah et al., 2008). The female characters in the short stories that I have chosen portrays how men suppress women in the name of religion and society for their selfish individual needs. The gender issues that have been brought up in the short stories are viewed from the aspects of religion and culture that molds the social constitution of

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

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    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