Feminist View Essays

  • The Radical Feminist View of the Family

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    The Radical Feminist View of the Family Feminism is the belief that women are unfairly treated in society and it should be changed in order to create equality with men. However not all feminists believe the same and there ideas vary. Radical Feminists believe that it has been built into the way society is structured that men are allowed to exploit and oppress women. They call this patriarchy. They believe that abuse in the family is down to men being psychologically warped by centuries

  • Paul D. Challenging the View that Morrison is a Feminist Writer

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    Does the character of Paul D challenge the view that Morrison is a feminist writer? Paul D is a character who has suffered tremendously at the hands of slavery. His brutal ordeals as part of the chain gang show how much this has affected him. This is designed to create pathos for the character and this pathos is heightened when he is portrayed as a strong yet kind character, a ‘gentle giant.’ He is also proud of his masculinity and values a sense of autonomy when he is allowed one. This

  • The Political, Feminist, and Religious view of Frances E.W. Harper, Phllis Wheatley, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson

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    The Political, Feminist, and Religious view of Frances E.W. Harper, Phllis Wheatley, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson Phillis Wheatley, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and Francis E. W. Harper were all groundbreaking and poignant authors whose works have remained influential throughout time. Feminism, politics, and religion are three aspects evident in their personal lives an d literature. Wheatley was considered a feminist icon because she was the first published African American female poet. However, her writing

  • Comparing Women in Rappaccini's Daughter, Prophetic Pictures, Lady Eleanor's Mantle, and Birth-Mark

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    Hawthorne's works, I ran across an interesting piece that dealt with the feminist view of "The Birth-Mark."  The article, written by Fetterly, explores the relationship between Aylmer and his wife, and how this relationship is a typical male-dominated situation.  Although there is the fact that the story deals with the failure of the scientist, there is an underlying current here of how Aylmer views his wife: in a negative manner.  This view towards women can be seen in several of the works of Hawthorne's

  • A Comparison of Charlotte Bronte Biographies

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    editorial plane" and sought to write a factual, unbiased biography (xiv). Lyndall Gordon's biography, Charlotte Bronte: A Passionate Life, took a feminist view, which was a different view from that of all previous biographies. Each biographer was affected by the cultural views of women of the time. Since Jane Eyre is seen as a reflection of Bronte’s life, the view of Jane Eyre has also changed with the times. In her biography, Gaskell sought to hide Bronte's excess passion and blamed it on the tragedies

  • Symbols of Feminine Power in Their Eyes Were Watching God

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    male-dominated context, it is only logical to take feminist view of Their Eyes Were Watching God. Throughout my reading of this particular novel I have identified the images of porches, trees, and the horizon as symbols of power in favor of Janie Crawford's search for a feminist identity. To support this opinion, I have chosen to utilize the feminist / reader response theories formulated by Judith Fetterley in Introduction to the Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction. Fetterley's

  • Factory Labor and the Domestic Sphere in the Lowell Offering

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    showcasing the virtues and talents of the female operatives in verse, essays and short fiction (Eisler, 13-22). This ESSAY discusses the female Lowell factory worker as portrayed in the Offering. Although the magazine never expressed an overtly feminist view of the factory girls' condition, nor invoked a working-class consciousness similar to later labor expressions in Lowell, there is evidence of a narrative strategy and ideology speaking both to the factory women and the middle-class readership outside

  • In The Gate to Womens Country

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    to live together and maintain equality and harmony without one gender dominating over the other. In The Gate to Womens Country, Sheri Tepper brings forth a solution that allows the two genders to coincide with each other. She gives a somewhat feminist view in her novel, which takes place some three hundred years into the future. She paints a picture stating that total control and dominance by men would wipe out the world. In order for all mankind to survive, the women and a few select men were forced

  • Hidden Meaning in Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate

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    Chocolate, is a contemporary novel based on romance, recipes and home remedies. Very little criticism has been done on the novel. Of the few essays that are written on this work, the majority of them consist of feminist critique. This novel would be most easily approached from a feminist view because of the intricate relationships between women. However, relationships between women are only one of the many elements touched upon in the novel. Like Water for Chocolate is a novel that uses recipes as

  • Feminist Views Of Prostitution

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    When Max Weber looks at the conflict within power and class, Feminist sociologists usually look on power and gender. Many Feminist believe the men or women coming into a sexual transaction are as bad as the prostitutes themselves because of the part they play. Feminist argue that most societies teaches boys to have control and or dominate girls and women, and they are expected to keep continuing this well into their

  • Feminist Views On Prostitution

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    One feminist, Kelly, expresses her opinion on the subject. This woman simply believes that prostitution is just work and that it’s not really harmful to women. She also believes that it can be beneficial to women if the sex worker is protected and has the same

  • Modernism And Cinderella

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    The politically Correct Cinderella, A feminist View, and America's Cinderella. The changes were made because the content was outdated and not "true" Cinderella stories. In the politically correct version, the author makes a mockery of today's obsession with correct terminology. Every detail is explained so that no one is offended and pretty much makes a mockery of the story. The Politically Correct Cinderella is merely a satire on the left leaning views that our nation has been taking over the

  • What Is The Feminist View Of The Great Gatsby

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    25 March 2024 The Great Gatsby Through a Feminist Lens In the story The Great Gatsby there are three main female characters. There is Daisy, the narrator Nick's cousin, wife to Tom Buchanan, and longtime love to Jay Gatsby. Then there is Myrtle, Daisy's husband, Tom's mistress. And finally, Jordan, Daisy's close friend who is a professional golfer. While each of these characters' lives are intertwined, they each live very different lifestyles. A feminist view of The Great Gatsby shows how the female

  • Shakespeare's As You Like It - Rosalind and Celia

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    You Like It - Rosalind and Celia A search for feminist criticism on William Shakespeare's comedy, As You Like It, uncovers a range of different aspects of the play and its players, but none is as well represented as the nature and dynamics of the relationship between Rosalind and Celia. Among other topics are cross dressing or female transvestism and male self-fashioning, which extrapolates on the mode of dress being an identity. A feminist view on Shakespeare examines the poet's defense of virtue

  • A Feminist Look at The Descent of Odin

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    A Feminist Look at The Descent of Odin It is obvious that there are many differences between men and women.  Throughout history women have been taught to dress, act, and speak differently than men.  These differences are so common that they can sometimes be overlooked in everyday life and in reading.  By taking a closer look at poems and stories one can begin to see how frequently gender differences occur.  Thomas Gray’s “The Decent of Odin,” read from a Feminist point of view can reveal many

  • A Feminist Alternative to Fetterley's Criticism of A Farewell to Arms

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    A Feminist Alternative to Fetterley's Criticism of A Farewell to Arms After finishing A Farewell to Arms, I found it difficult to reconcile Judith Fetterley's feminist attack of the novel with my own personal opinions. I agree that Hemingway does kick women to the curb in his portrayal of Catherine, but my reasons for pinning this crime on Hemingway are different from hers'. Although she means well, Fetterley makes the ridiculous claim that by portraying Catherine as an angelic, selflessly loving

  • Crowns from a Feminist Point of View

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    for slaves and a social status for blacks in later generations. Blacks use Church as a place to show their creativity and the fine clothes that they had. Themes are subjects, topics of discourse or of artistic representation. Crowns shows us many feminist themes; I think the most important and interesting theme that the characters portray is image. Women have been giving the image of being dainty and in the church women should be fully covered head to toe. The ladies discuss the essential quote in

  • The Marxist View On Religion: The Feminist Theory Of Religion

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    inequality. Althusser in 1971 explains this by going into assessing that the Bourgeoisie use religion to maintain apparent class inequality through the Repressive State Apparatus (police force, military) and Ideological State Apparatus (views). In Althusser’s view, the bureaucratic state and the Bourgeoisie take samples from religion

  • Feminists, Stereotypes and Stereotyping in the Media

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    Feminists and Media Stereotypes The media portrays feminists in unflattering ways. Largely because of the media portrayal, the word 'feminist' usually evokes images of crass, butch, men-hating, very masculine women. Many women believe in the feminist doctrine, but they would never consider themselves as a feminist because they cannot relate to the images of crass, butch, men-hating, masculine women.  In fact, it has only been within the past year that I've been able to accept the fact that I

  • Misguided Feminist Reaction to A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Misguided Feminist Reaction to A Streetcar Named Desire The dramatic climax of A Streetcar Named Desire, clearly illustrates the mastery of author Tennessee Williams. The brilliantly constructed text, with its tragic story and enticing characters, propels the reader to a point in which he becomes emotionally involved in the dynamics of Williams’ world. Unfortunately, many feminists are negatively affected by Williams’ captivating writing style. In turn, feminists have developed an array of very