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    Symbols of Feminine Power in Their Eyes Were Watching God Much evidence supports Saturday Review writer Doris Grumbach's opinion that Their Eyes Were Watching God is "the finest black novel of its time" and "one of the finest of all time" (Washington, 4). Zora Neale Hurston's text is highly regarded because of the meaning and purpose it conveys using poetic language and folkloric imagery. It is the heroic story of Janie Crawford's search for individuality, self-realization, and independence

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    Anna Livia Plurabelle: The Lost Truth of Feminine Subjectivity The oppressed, repressed, and impressed subjectivity of feminism finds a new opportunity to assert its true self against the stultifying atmosphere of modernism and identity-oriented crisis of postmodern ambience by appealing to the unique characterization of Anna Livia Plurabelle which frequently oscillates phallocentrism and proves the me'connaissance of male selfism and female-otherness to establish a new doctrine based on the

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    Role of Women in the Epic of Beowulf

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    traditional Anglo-Saxon views of women by praising Wealhtheow, condemning Grendel's mother, and showing the need to suppress feminine forces like Wyrd; however, he does offer some criticism of these views by creating sympathy for Grendel's mother, allowing Wealhtheow to assert herself in the interest of her husband and children, and revealing masculine fear of feminine power. The author creates Wealhtheow to embody the role of a traditional Anglo-Saxon woman, and he presents this role as the only

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    Oppression in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler

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    she exercises power by manipulating her husband George. She tells Thea, "I want the power to shape a man's destiny" (1483). Hedda's unsuitability for her domestic role is also shown by her impatience and evasiveness at any reference to her pregnancy. She confides to Judge Brack, "I've no leanings in that direction" (1471). Hedda desires intellectual creativity, not just the procreative power that binds her to a limited social function. But because her only means of exercising power is through a "credulous"

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    however its true feminist character has been an issue of contention among critics. A more grounded vision of Joyce’s feminism can be found through an understanding of the two main cultural influences that shaped him: Irish-Catholic views on the feminine and Victorian morality. Joyce rebelled against their repressive attitudes toward sexuality and social relationships as evidenced in his unconventional relationship with Nora, his reshaping of the idea of “woman,” the female artists and intellectuals

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    Women Kicks

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    There are four crucial elements that define the reasons why women have been abused by men in the athletic world which are the following: history, race and class, gender, and sexual orientation. Each of these elements point to the drastic change in feminine power over athletics. The theme of Women Kicks is about women that kick down discrimination and focus on the real issue, their love for the sport. Women Kicks is about the New York's professional women's football team called "Women Kicks" in a world

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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    that of Eve, a temptress who would bring both happiness and despair to her man. One interesting twist to this story is that, like courtly love, possession of power seems to be shifted into the hands of the women. The wife of Bertilak operates unassisted against Gawain in the bedroom as the hunter and the aggressor. The great feminine power in the story, however, comes from Morgan le Fay, the evil stepsister of Arthur. She is strong enough to move into Bertilak's castle, turn him green and order him

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    Diver in Tender is the Night Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles Dick Diver's long descent (or "dying fall," [Letters 310]) to ruin at the hands of women. Diver, the novel's protagonist and antagonist, seeks to overthrow feminine power. Dick needs to control the women in his life. To him, women want to be dependent; they are weak, lost souls who need the guidance only a man can give. In turn, women are parasites who feed on him and ultimately destroy his genius. Before

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    Beowulf and the Destruction of Feminine Power

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    are not recognized and placed within an accurate context. It is, among other things, a story of dragons and battles, Christianity versus paganism, and the story of a man and his pride. It is also a story about the evils of and the destruction of feminine power. Because of historical context, it is helpful to understand the period of its writing and similar stories in history. For the scope of this discussion, comparisons against Arthurian lore are used as well as religious historical context. Beowulf

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    Feminine Power, Undetected by Men

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    Feminine power is a powerful tool that is undetected by men. Men may be stronger but women are smarter. In both stories 1001 Nights and Bewitched, women use their power to control and change the men in these stories for the better. Throughout history stories have been written on the bodies of women, this also being that if a man doesn’t show control over his wife then it is a sign of weakness and lack of masculinity. From ancient times to current times men view women as sneaky and manipulative in

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