Female Independence Essays

  • Atwood's Tricks With Mirrors as a Declaration of Female Independence

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    Atwood's Tricks With Mirrors as a Declaration of Female Independence Relationships are complex things, with ever-changing dynamics. Some traditional roles are always played in the constant search for balance between giving and taking in relationships. Women have historically and stereotypically played the role of "giver" in male-female romantic unions. In recent years the gender laws of relationships have been changing and evolving, but even as recently as the 1970s and 1980s women have been

  • Female Independence in Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie and Kelly Clarkson's Song Miss Independent

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    Female Independence in Catharine Maria Sedgewick's Hope Leslie and Kelly Clarkson's Song "Miss Independent" Authors have addressed the topic of female independence in various literary styles, including novels, novellas, and poetry. In our society today, independence for women is one of the main topics of many songs. The concept of female independence has changed over the years; people have gone from frowning upon female independence to celebrating it. Both Catharine Maria Sedgewick and pop singer

  • Female Independence in 'The Story of an Hour'

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    dependent on a man, just like they did as a child. Therefore, women are not allowed a freedom of their own. As a matter of fact, life as a slave is often compared to the life as a women. In “The Story of an Hour,” Chopin expresses the idea of feminine independence through the death of Brently, Louise’s husband. Even though it is assumed that the marriage is abusive, details in the story suggest that the marriage of Louise and Brently is not an abusive relationship at all. For example, the narrator states

  • The Themes of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    beginning of Jane Eyre, Jane struggles against Bessie, the nurse at Gateshead Hall, and says, I resisted all the way: a new thing for me…"(Chapter 2).  This sentence foreshadows what will be an important theme of the rest of the book, that of female independence or rebelliousness. Jane is here resisting her unfair punishment, but throughout the novel she expresses her opinions on the state of women.  Tied to this theme is another of class and the resistance of the terms of one's class.  Spiritual and

  • The Blazing World as Feminist Manifesto

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    Margaret Cavendish truly had faith in the female spirit, and she felt that women were never given the credit they deserved.  Cavendish wholeheartedly believed that women could comprehend philosophy and politics as well as men, and that they should be allowed to study these subjects freely.  In addition, she called for the independence of women from masculine restrictions.  Because of this, feminism abounded in her thoughts and works.  In The Blazing World, Margaret Cavendish shows that women are

  • A Futile Awakening

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    solitude, independence and an identity apart from her children and apart from the men who always admired her." She acknowledged that in her writing she "drew on real life for most of her inspiration" (Toth 114). The author's personal experiences and astute observations are reflected in the themes of The Awakening. Kate Chopin was not only a well adjusted woman, but also a very independent one. Having been raised in an all female household, Chopin acquired a strong sense of female independence

  • The Fate of the True Woman in The Blithedale Romance

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    The Fate of the "True Woman" in The Blithedale Romance The female characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance, Zenobia and Priscilla, differ in their representations of womanhood. Zenobia begins as an independent character, whom later surrenders to Hollingsworth's control, whereas Priscilla is ever submissive to his desires. This determines how the male characters, Coverdale and Hollingsworth, view both women. Coverdale and Hollingsworth are first enamored by Zenobia's charm, but

  • My Antonia Essay: Independence and Belonging

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    Independence and Belonging in My Antonia In My Antonia there are two types of women, those who want to have a man and those who don¹t. The key word is want, at no point does a woman need a man in the entire course of the novel. From the Hired Girls to Tiny Soderball and Lena Lingard women are capable of self sufficiency and happiness. The majority of the truly contented people are either alone or living without the opposite sex. Antonia and Cuzak are the only example of a ³normal² happy couple,

  • Summary Of Deborah Tannen's You Just Don T Understand

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    In Deborah Tannen’s writing, You Just Don’t Understand, she argues and presents different gender differences between males and females. Tannen shows that the root of all of these differences is that most of the time males value independence and females value the intimacy of a relationship. These traits hidden in the male and female psychology affect their decisions and actions. Through my own observations and experiences I have confirmed her beliefs and agree with her arguments. Tannen gives an

  • Analysis Of Coraline

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    Females are often looked down on by society as males stereotypically dominate the roles of machismo and independence, leaving no space for females to demonstrate their own strength. Coraline, a children’s animation intended to be a fantasy but instead a production laced with horror elements, includes numerous female characters that embrace society’s predetermined standards. As the audience follows the journey of the protagonist Coraline, stereotypes of women being dependent and not having a voice

  • Analysis Of The Chi-Square Test Of Independence

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    In order to conduct a Chi-Square test of Independence, there must be either two categorical or ordinal variables (Mirabella, 2011). In this case, to determine if there is a difference in majors chosen by men and women the test of Independence will be used because of the two categories which are male and female. Similar to the Goodness of Fit test, the Chi-Square test of Independence possesses the two variables for gender (Mirabella, 2011). Therefore, it is not uncommon that research involves the

  • The Woman Question Analysis

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    prominent writers used their texts to explore this question, including H. Rider Haggard in his novel She. Throughout this novel, Haggard positions the feminine persona as unlearned and one to be distrusted. When females, of either prominent or minor roles, claim social or sexual independence in She they are condemned for their choices, and pay the consequences with their lives. For Haggard, the answer to “The Woman Question” is simple: there is no place for the independent woman. The task of dismissing

  • The Theme Of Personal Identity In A Room Of One's Own

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    for women in the twentieth century culture. Virginia Woolf established a feministic view in the patriarchal world of the early 1900s. Woolf begins the story with a witty narrator preparing a lecture on women and fiction, and that the reality for a female to write fiction was not conducive to the weary life handed to her. The narrator of A Room of One’s Own points out that the cultural expectations for women in society was quite different from what many women’s goals actually were in life. Historically

  • Reflection On Gender Perspective

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    family structure in Asia is fast changing. Unlike the past, women are playing an increasingly important and significant role in their homes. This could be due to higher educational opportunities open to them, thus paving the way to their financial independence. Through this assignment, I will be analysing this statement from my Personal Perspective, the National Perspective, and the Global Asian Perspective. Personal Perspective First, I will be analysing this statement through my Personal Perspective

  • Daisy's Dishonesty In The Great Gatsby

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    Throughout the 1920s, American society saw females as second hand citizens, where a woman was considered more of a trophy than an equal. A man would manipulate and latch on to a woman not for a relationship of equals, but to obtain power and social status by the beauty of one’s arm. For most women of this generation, their role was defined as submissive to their husbands, and to be completely ignorant. Most women played the role of the housewives caring for their husbands with no opportunity to

  • The Role Of Women In The Merchant Of Venice

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    Divisions separating the roles of men and women have been prevalent since ancient history. In general, people deemed females as inferior to men and ultimately regarded the entire gender role of women as less important in society as a whole. This condescending view of women is especially prevalent in the Renaissance period, as wives and daughters were expected to be submissive and obedient objects of desire as opposed to normal human beings. As arguably the most famous writer of the Renaissance, Shakespeare

  • Historical Background of The Color Purple, I know why the caged bird sings, and The Awakening

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    strong and independent woman. The heroines all seek to overcome a series of obstacles in the search for her identity. Even though the female characters have different individual quests, they all prove themselves and grow confident in male society. The novels all portray the women as similar characters throughout the course of each literary work. It begins with a female protagonist who are, at first, hopeless and do not have the power to act. All of the characters cannot act because they are children

  • The Importance Of Female Figures In Wordsworth

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    The female figures in Wordsworth’s poetry, such as Lucy in the Lucy poems and his sister Dorothy in “Tintern Abbey,” are essentially blank, idealized screens onto which the poet projects his musings of nature or his recollections of his past self. Although Wordsworth appears to be enraptured by and loving of these female figures, nothing of their personalities, aspirations, or words are ever revealed to the reader. The elusiveness of these women gives them a two-dimensional quality and makes the

  • Did Renaissance Women truly have a Renaissance?

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    however not challenge nor deny the anonymity and oppression deeply rooted in the way women have been both treated and perceived during this era. Thus, through analyzing the regulations of female versus male sexuality, the ideologies about women presented in literature and philosophy as well as the life of significant female Renaissance figures, it is clear that Renaissance women did not have a period of rebirth, ultimately delaying the future development of feminine hope and emancipation. To begin, the

  • Virginia Woolf Female Genius In Literature

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    Attaining Female Genius in the Victorian Era "So it is naturally with the male and the female; the one is superior, the other inferior; the one governs, the other is governed; and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind." Aristotle’s quote rings especially true in reference to the Victorian Era. In the late 1800s and early 1900s men were considered the dominant of the two sexes. Because of this, “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman” (Woolf 51). Female genius was