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    Female Literature Deserves the Same Regognition as Traditional Male Literature Literary critic, Jane Tompkins targets the "male-dominated scholarly tradition that controls both the canon of American literature - and the critical perspective that interprets the canon for society" (502), in her exploration of the canonical exclusion of Kate Chopin's The Awakening, written in 1899, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1892 short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper." Tompkins further notes that "the tradition

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    Gabriela Grimaldi Ms. Smith AP Literature 4 March 2014 Virginia Woolf on 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

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    The Female Martyr of Nineteenth Century Literature The literature of the nineteenth century is abundant with stories about children dying, partially because it was common for people to die young. One of the most popular forms of the dying child in literature is the martyr, who is almost always female. During the nineteenth century, white men held virtually all of the power in American society. The only way female characters could obtain power was through transcendence in death, but white

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    The Community of Female Voices in Arab Women Literature In her memoir, Dreams of Trespass, Fatima Mernissi remembers asking her grandmother Yasmina how one can discern a true story from a false one. The wise old woman, Yasmina, told her granddaughter to relax and not look at life in extreme polarities because "there are things which could be both [true and false] and things which could be neither" (Dreams, 61). "Words are like onions," Yasmina explained further and "the more skins you peel off

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    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

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    the ratio of female to male teachers will be explored, in regard to all divisions of education, and the impact that it has on their students. These concepts will be further explored through eight different literature reviews. In a research study conducted by Drudy (2008), she examines how gender imbalance within education affects the role of a teacher. The focus of her research was based the reasons behind why this profession has become feminized. Examining the number of female teachers within

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    Female Monstrosity in Contemporary Literature

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    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

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    The female motif is often reflected and portrayed diversely dependent on a writer’s ideals. A writer is at liberty to present a female character as he or she pleases. The female motif is often condemned as weak, passive and submissive; while being portrayed as loving and caring. Female portrayal in literature is riddled with stereotypes and male ideals and notions. Female representation in literature often goes beyond just the basis of gender but is also stereotyped by race and culture. The notion

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    Notebook by Doris Lessing, The Lais of Marie de France, The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, Lillian Hellman's plays, and the poetry of Sappho and Sylvia Plath. Yaeger discusses several qualities of the honey-mad woman, and applies them to the female protagonists in Bronte's writing. [b]y consuming not language, but languages, Bronte's bilingual heroines have discovered an alternative method of placing previously unsymbolized emotions and ideas into practice. The second language serves as an

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    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. While prettiness is a natural part of a female for Anne Brontë and her heroine is beautiful, George Eliot

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