Female Role Essays

  • Male and Female Roles in Sexual Selection

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    animals to increase their fitness. Here are several interesting examples of cryptic female choice and male competition: 1) Males may perform courtship dances to show off their good genes. One species in which courtship dances can be observed are jumping spiders. Male spiders of this species wave their legs and arms to show females their abilities. Females choose a mate after seeing the dances. 2) One way for females to find a suitable mate is based on the resources a male will be able to provide

  • Role Of Female Correctional Officer

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    Correctional officers and gender have been an issue throughout prisons and jails since the start of having female correctional officers after the civil rights act of 1964. The role of a correctional officer was kept to the same gender prior to the civil rights act and was frowned upon if challenged. Female officers worked at female correctional facilities and male officers worked at male correctional facilities, after the civil rights act of 1964 the challenge was set forth to change correctional

  • Female Role In Hercules

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    1) In the Disney animated movie of “Hercules” (1997), there is one prominent female role. The female character is Megara. Megara is an independent strong female character in my opinion. But sometimes she plays the part of damsel in distress. Megara is a beautiful female with a sarcastic, non-caring attitude. Broken hearted in her past by a previous relationship that didn’t end well. She is willing to do anything for her freedom from Hades. At the beginning she is a slave of Hades, trying to

  • Female Roles in Anime

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    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. She is headstrong

  • Female Role in Society and its Perception

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    to see changes in their role in society. Although girls and women are starting to receive messages about being strong, independent women, too often they are also still receiving messages indicating women should be fragile and domestic. In an article titled “Leader stereotypes match men more than women,” Catherine Kleiman quotes Alice Eagly, a psychology professor at Northwestern University who says that “it's bound to be challenging for women because there's a built-in role conflict" (1998). The contradicting

  • Gender Roles: The Female Role in Society

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    The female gender role in society has created a torturous fate for those who have failed in their role as a woman, whether as a mother, a daughter, or a wife. The restrictive nature of the role that society imposes on women causes extreme repercussions for those women who cannot fulfill their purpose as designated by society. These repercussions can be as common as being reprimanded or as severe as being berated or beaten by a husband or father. The role that women were given by society entails being

  • Everyday Roles and the Female Choice

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    basic interactions and presents a way to use this social barrier to an acceptable end. Despite being written almost a century before present day, Glaspell’s findings and resulting solution are still valid in a modern context. Trifles demonstrates the roles of men and women in their everyday behaviour and interaction. The women use their ascribed positions to accomplish what the men cannot and have the ability to deliberately choose not to help the men with their newfound knowledge. Trifles is an excellent

  • Essay On Female Role Model

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    Female role models have always made a difference in the world we live in. Especially, in American movies, whether it be a vampire, superhero, or cartoon character. The world relates to women being in charge, particularly Hollywood! I believe that female role models have always been present in American movies, but much more prevalent today. Female role models are not hard to find? If you ask me who my female role model is, I would say my mother. Nine out of ten people would name their mother

  • Reversal of Male/Female Roles in Sister Carrie

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    Dreiser's Reversal of Male/Female Roles in Sister Carrie The novel Sister Carrie seems to be the platform from which Dreiser explores his unconventional views of the genders. In the world of Sister Carrie, it would seem that the role of women as trusting, caring creatures, and men as scheming victimizers is reversed; it is Carrie that uses the men around her to get what she wants, and it is those men who are victimized by her. Thus Dreiser uses this novel as a means of questioning the popular

  • The Role Of Female Identity And Roles In Victorian Society

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    During the early 1900s, in the years linking the Victorian and post-World War I eras, female identity and role was drastically shifted and altered by vocal suffragettes. Fighting for women’s rights, these radical women were seen as “naughty children, excited ladies, misguided ladies, wild women, howling fanatics, shrieking sisterhood, masculine women and viragoes” (Carstens, 63). Suffragettes voiced the right for female vote, education, as well as marriage, and encouraged them to take part in masculine

  • Female Role Model Essay

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    boys who are becoming men. Boys need role models in their life to teach them how to be a man. Without this boys have a chance of growing up to be men with issues. Such as relationships problems, their emotions can be unstable, they may have behavioral issues, and they may grow up not knowing how to be a father to their own child. Growing up, my siblings and I didn’t have a father-figure to look up to. I didn’t care. As I grew up I realized that I have a female role model in my life, which was my mother

  • The Role of Females in Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

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    been unified socially with one similarity: the culture of a patriarchal society. A patriarchal society is a social society in which males are the primary figures of authority, owning property, and occupying political leadership. When such important roles are taken by men, women, at the other end are expected to be obedient, silent, and useless (except in chores). History has numerous examples in books, morals and real life in which women are known through culture to be unimportant. A classic novel

  • Female Gender Role in Death Of A Salesman

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    On one spring day four black widow spiders (two begin male and 2 begin female) went up a tree in couples of the opposite sex. One couple was foreign to America, the other was not. They were all at their sexual prime and to do a mating ritual called sex. When the foreigners were done the male became very tired and all he wanted to do was sleep, but the much larger female spider flighty and talkative. She wanted to talk of their recent sexual experience, but the male was far too tired and told her

  • The Role Of Female Women In Doris Lessing's A Woman On A Roof

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    of the most fascinating elements that female authors bring to light is their use of perspective—something that’s most commonly illustrated through the eyes of a man, a male author, or, more often than not, both. Women writers offer a different voice than their male counterparts, even if it’s simply by the subtle inclusion of their own experiences within the narrative of the central character. With that in mind, the question must be asked—how do these female authors present their male characters?

  • The Role of Female African American Sculptors in the Harlem Renaissance

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    The Role of Female African American Sculptors in the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance, a time of global appreciation for the black culture, was a door opening for African American women. Until then, African Americans, let alone African American women, were neither respected nor recognized in the artistic world. During this time of this New Negro Movement, women sculptors were able to connect their heritages with the present issues in America. There is an abundance of culture and history

  • Female Gender Roles In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

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    In one of Plato’s most esteemed works, The Republic, Plato forms an ideal city called the Kallipolis with citizens and their respective roles within the city. While creating this “City of Words” Plato was faced with a dilemma, what roles would the women of the city be assigned? This paper argues that women were in fact granted a place in society that provided them with equality in the Kallipolis, and that this equality was achieved through their positioning within the guardian class. Furthermore

  • The Role Of Female Power In Lysistrata And The Conference Of The Birds

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    and medieval history, female power has rarely had a significant impact on the course of events. The lack of ability to hold public office or higher level religious positions was a result of women to be seen as the subordinate sex. Women in both Aristophanes’s Lysistrata and Farid Un-Din Attar’s The Conference of the Birds defy their structural roles as wives, mothers, and homemakers by making significant impacts in both genders’ lives and even the course of history. Female characters in Lysistrata

  • Traditional Female Roles: The Traditional Gender Role In Sports

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    feminine, and too boring. The traditional gender roles of the female interfere with the extortionate nature of competing in sports. Men are usually the ones to go 100% and give whatever they got, and to show masculinity while doing it. The standard masculinity of being strong, smart, and taking charge over dues the feminine traits of being soft, gentle, and polite. That’s what society has taught us to learn and accept. But the traditional female gender role is diminished when participating in athletics

  • Female Gender Roles In Lysistrata By Aristophanes

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    In modern day society, female gender roles are defined in several of forms; ranging from the stereotypical concept of women being the primary caretakers to women being the dominant sex. After analyzing two sources of past literature, two iconic women represent personas of both social standings. In the literary works “Genesis” of The Hebrew Bible; along with, “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes, impactful phenomena take place in the era of these women. In the scripture “Genesis” of The Hebrew Bible, a young

  • Female Roles In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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    that demonstrates how civilization forced tremendously elevated expectancies for females and their hypothetical roles. Kate Chopin uses this novel to bring those “expected roles” to light. Edith Wharton also shows how this epidemic has restricted and impaired two of the protagonist in her story “Roman Fever”. During the time period that this book was written, in the early nineteenth century, this epidemic of forcing roles on women was widespread, and this altered the lives of these women in an abysmal