While I would, personally, not argue that there is or is not a "feminine voice", I would be put to task to define the difference.
Throughout time, women have been characterized on both sides of the Atlantic as the nurturer of the family, the keeper of the spiritual ideals of the home, and the individual responsible for the welfare of [...]
It is important that women recognize their importance as leaders in the preservation of freedom of choice and of the evolving dynamic of the interconnectedness of life. In a patriarchal society, the woman is subjugated [...]
Other female writers such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman in "The Yellow Wallpaper", wrote more specifically about the female problem from the other side of the equation what happens when a woman finds herself unable to [...]
Only in recent decades have U.S.historians begun seriously to evaluate the mobilization of women and to consider the ways in which relations between men and women changed in the era of the American Revolution.
It is widely understood that Mary Shelley wrote for the female public, even though she originally wrote the novel on a wager among friends."She fitted character and plot to the tastes of the public, especially [...]
In her book, "Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World," author Linda Hirshman debates that looking after the house and the "choice" to sacrifice work and career to look after the children [...]
The story of The Last of the Mohicans was set in the mid-1700s. In the course of the effort to save the women, battles were fought, and relationships were formed and destroyed.
In Containing Women: Reproductive Discourse in the 1980s by Valerie Hartouni's the idea of importance of metaphorical link between the heart of the would-be mother and her child is the leading one: "Situated in opposition [...]
Beauvoir regards women as human beings but women are always portrayed as the 'other' opposite to a man."A man is in the right in being a man; it is a woman who is in the [...]
The plot of the novel suggests that Jane makes certain attempts to investigate on the problem of using meat as it affects the health of individuals and especially the reproductive organism of the women is [...]
Thesis Statement: The homoerotic, or homosexual, nature of the plot in 'Death in Venice' by Thomas Mann is a fair representation of classical Greek homoeroticism and how homosexuality was viewed in a very conservative manner [...]
By analyzing the characters of Maggie Tulliver and Lady Audley and identifying similarities and differences between them, the present paper will aim to explain what it meant to be a dangerous woman in the 19th [...]
The book, which is the subject of this essay, namely "Tales of the field: On writing ethnography" is one of the most famous ones in the field of ethnography.
In attempting to control the politics of the situation, the women take on the role of the men and effectively put the men in their place.
The comparison is expected to reveal the differences and similarities in the authors' manner of depicting women and the way they influenced the overall message of the plays.
She is struck by the sound of the words and repeats the realization that she is "free! In one instant, the realization that she is not free enters her mind, and she wails a "piercing [...]
Two short stories were written by Chopin, A Story of One Hour and The Storm well as her brilliant novel Awakening should be regarded as one of the best examples of the feminist literature of [...]
Thus, in the course of analyzing the powerful imagery in Chopin's work, the paper will also focus on the concepts of feminine roles and gender relations as they were perceived in the dominant culture of [...]
He cannot alter his nature, his passion, and because of that, he tries to fool himself and the people around him with a mask to hide his true identity.
It is true that Lord Thomas's choice of his future wife is based on the financial stability of the Brown Girl and not on his feelings to her.
Maybe Loureen and Florence treat their problems a little differently depending on the fact of having children or the degree to which the husband's attitude can be tolerated. The general opinion about women and their [...]
The story is a critique of control in marriages and dominant attitudes towards women in the society of the 19th century.
It is possible to say that Murray's ideas presented in On the Equality of the Sexes are ahead of her time.
The reason is that many behaviors of these female characters are masculine in their nature, and they need to be further discussed with reference to examples.
This is a story about the issues of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the civil war. The comments of 'Anonymous' published as a response to the review of Jill Dolan, demonstrate the [...]
As such, Maggie was not against the role of a caretaker at all, and she loved Tom and was, to some degree, submissive to him.
With the help of her mistress who tried to raise Catherine's self-respect "with fine clothes and flattery," the character changed her manner of dressing.
In other words, she is trying to claim that a man's struggles and duties are not as difficult as a woman's hardships.
Additionally, the main form of psychological imprisonment was the character's obedience to her husband who did not believe in her sickness and did not allow her to think that it was something more than a [...]
The main role of a 19th-century woman was a loving nurturer, serving the needs of her family and obedient to her husband/father.
In the comedy, a woman was falsely accused of infidelity, and the role of the "unfaithful woman" was represented by Hero.
The fact that the mother tries to teach her daughter suggests that she is not too bitter and disappointed in the girl.
Through this book, the reader is brought to the realization of the role that the white man played in the destruction of the bonds which existed in the African culture.
The theme of gender roles is consistently present in the novel, starting with character origins and becoming the central concept as they mature to defy archetypal perceptions of feminine and masculine expectations in order to [...]
In essence, Evelina is written on the borders of most other 18th century novels, which took the form of a letter. This is especially helpful when it comes to observing the sensibility of the men [...]
The transgression from one style to the other, and through the process of breaking the convention Virginia Woolf, in her essay A Room of One's Own and parodic novel Orlando: An Autobiography, reinstates for her [...]
Wahl is of the idea that Hermaphroditism is a metaphor that enables Behn to describe the Lesbian desire while Frangos believes that there is a possibility of Clarinda being a hermaphrodite.
In the last conversation she has with the husband, she seems to be more like a woman as she ends up crying and hiding her weakness.
Yet, there are some distinctions Judy Brady believes that women are often viewed as unpaid house servants who have to take care of husbands' needs, whereas Glenn Sacks argues that gender roles begin to transform [...]
In "The Subjection of Women," John Stuart Mill argues for the emancipation of marginalized women for both the benefit of the society and the personal gain of the woman.
The central idea of the essay is that the male body has a specific purpose of reproduction, as it is compared to a "delivery rocket" of children, and therefore cannot last forever.
It is important to note that the gender theory has its roots in the feminist theory's analysis of gender roles. Eve Sedgwick is a highly influential writer in the field of queer and gender theory.
I do not hope to reveal every layer, but I would like to point out several patterns, in which I would pay attention to the educational relationship between the girl and the mother with a [...]
One of the most interesting aspects of the book is how the sexual identity of the father affects the development of the sexual identity of Alison.
A few of the meanings that I can extract from this word include the lack of ease in finding the means of articulating one's perspective or even viewing it as normal and legitimate and the [...]
The motif of guineas represented the money in the hands of a woman as well as a symbol of power since education was only available to the rich and powerful.
In this way, the woman shows that even though she accepts her role in the family and in society, she is not going to forget her own self and will stand her ground.
The purpose of this paper is to review Djebar's Children of the New World and discuss the various examples of the emerging female agency in the book.
Six Records of a Floating Life is a multi-faceted chronicle which helps to comprehend the difficulties and the features of Shen Fu's life and the romance between him and his beloved Chen Yun.
The author blends in different themes and situations in the story to bring out a clear understanding of the culture of the Afghanistan people.
Another type is the Gibson girl mannish and provocative, the one who does not want to conform to the men's rules and believes inequality of the sexes. The purpose of the paper is to provide [...]
The narrator sees him as the first and the last one to be in the office and assumes that Bartleby is devoted to his job.
The main theme of the play is social and gender roles as perceived by the patriarchy and a woman's duties and roles in a marriage.
The discussion is to be taken on the basis of the time perspective paying attention to the social and national consideration of the tome when the novels were written.
Towards the end of the novel, the author could have featured or explored the life of Buddy. Since from the very beginning Buddy is portrayed as someone who wants to be like his brother, the [...]
The pain of realizing the essence of life and disappointment in Torvald awakened Nora's irresistible desire to be herself and live her life to the fullest.
The chosen book is Oscar Wilde's 1891 classic: The Picture of Dorian Gray; a story carefully fashioned to affirm the tilt youths have toward beauty, and the extent most could go to retain that unique [...]
The succeeding sections of this work give the literal evidence, which indicates the place of a woman in the society, and support the thesis on the need to radicalize the society on gender equity.
The story begins with a depiction of Jesusa as an elderly woman with a rather harsh and rude character; this description is accompanied by the author's explanation of her relationship with the main protagonist and [...]
Thus, the primary objective of her journalism and fiction was to break the indifference of the society and to open people's eyes to the problems of those who are silently excluded from public life.
At the center of this story is Tita, a young woman who is the last born in her family. This is a very unique way of championing the right of women.
In this story, the author managed to challenge the traditional views on gender roles and demonstrated the tragedy of a person constrained by the existing order."The Chrysanthemums" pictures individuals in the stagnant world and identifies [...]
Rethinking and remastering her mother's talk-stories, the author bears witness to the oppression of women's bodies, minds, and spirits that they managed to withstand. The author muses that she is the only one tending to [...]
Morrison's fictional works are carefully crafted to enable the audience understand and question the standpoint of Afro-American feminism created in the writing. This kind of mystification, misrepresentation, and erasure stimulated black females to construct their [...]
On the other hand, in the story of The Yellow Wallpaper, the writer indicates the need for men to listen to women's problems according to them the desired help.
She gives the example of how a three year old may grow up knowing that the doctor is supposed to be male and the nurse is supposed to be female.
These cases explicate the fact that the institution of marriage is one of the contexts in which the rights of women are gravely abused in patriarchal societies. Women in patriarchal societies are also deprived of [...]
Racine view Phedre as in a trap by the anger of gods and her destiny due to the unlawful and jealous passion that resulted into the deaths of Hippolytus and Oenone.
In the story, male dominance and female oppression is clear from the beginning when men become the first to enter the house followed by women.
In the first chapter of the novel, the novelist uses Soledad to express her views of what she wants in marriage, i.e, to get a man that she loves, to be independent, and to lead [...]
Although the three stories in question seem to share only very basic characteristics, such as the fact that each of the short novels are narrated by women, the novels, in fact, nail down the superfluous [...]
Current paper aims at discussing masculinity and femininity in Chinese culture on the examples of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Kuan-Chung and Javanese ideologies as a possibility to comprehend the roles of the [...]
Although each of the narrations are linked to each other with a single theme of Chinese women emancipation and the introduction of feminism into the Chinese society, the time periods, in which the specified pieces [...]
These three historical novels help to understand better the essence of the role models and ideas of how ideal rulers, men, women, and values should actually be regarding the required standards and obligations: men are [...]
Shekiba is the victim of a society where women are judged almost exclusively on their worth as wives and mothers of sons and she was discriminated alongside her crippled father."The clan did not want to [...]
In the article, Enloe explains the construction and reconstruction of masculinity by the local military and the US military to maintain the high morale among their soldiers.
In fact, naming and recognizing the difference, as well as acknowledging racial, class, and gender differences, is crucial for accepting the self and positioning in the world.
The author's unconventional approach to representing female development provides me with clear understanding of how society and upbringing can influence the development of the self.
Two major works of literature, 'Oedipus the king' and 'The Odyssey', provide some of the best examples of how the role of female characters is portrayed in different ways and how these women influence the [...]
The setting is significant to the meaning of the work of writing as it influences its outcomes, the characters, viewpoint, and plot since it is connected to the principles, ideals, and feelings of characters.
Moreover, contrary to the opinion that women cannot provide for the family, it is seen that Eveline uses all her income in the house while the men of the house only give part of what [...]
Whereas, the former is being concerned with the promotion of the idea that men and women are thoroughly equal, in the social sense of this word, and that they should treat each other with respect, [...]
Ability to work and/or supervise oneself as a woman is also quietly depicted through the girl who is able to work in the absence of her father. Cather depicts most of the women in her [...]
McCullers' approaches to presenting the aspects of the main character Frankie's development and awareness of herself as a woman depend on rejecting the traditional vision of the problem, and they can be discussed as rather [...]
Due to frustration, suffering, and emotional tones in the main character Frankie, the author creates a feminist understanding of the society in which Frankie lives in.
Though this can be explained by the cruel and uncompromising spirit of the ear, it is still hard to believe that the false morals and the environment created by the church influenced people so hard [...]
The modern day and age offers rights and freedoms that people have not experienced some time before and the majority of official rulings have acknowledged that people have a right to marry whomever they want, [...]
For contemporary audiences yet delight in the satire of Lysistrata, the farcical comedy of manners in which the themes of national war and peace, and yes, even war and peace between the sexes, all receive [...]
Maracle's Ravensong is a story of who a number of Natives were treated by Whites in the late 1950s; it is not about some general facts and events, it is a lesson that some Natives [...]
Georgiana is a specific example of the women in the twenty-first century who are eager to please the men without even knowing it, the women who see themselves as empathetic, supportive and selfless creatures destined [...]
The portable concept in this case is the illustration of the different attitude given to women in the society, which leads to them being treated differently.
The phrase "The personal is Political" establishes the notion that most problems that women are said to have are not their fault.
The themes of the wild animals, magical transformations of men into beasts and relationships between women and animals are developed in "The She Wolf" by Giovanni Verga, "Tale of the Mouflon" by Grazia Deledda and [...]
On the other hand, the unknown narrator; the main character in the novel A Room of One's Own addresses and criticizes the issue of gender inequality in her society.
She gets upset by the sad news of the death of a loved one but when she comes out of the room she seem to have already accepted the situation and adapting to the new [...]
However, one realizes that she is voiceless in the novel, which highlights the insignificance of role of women in Heart of Darkness.
In "Play-by-Play", the omniscient narrator poses rhetorical questions as the narrator watches a group of men playing softball and analyses the secrete sexual thoughts and desires of the women nearby, as they secretly admire the [...]
Hence, food is the main amplifier and triggering point in family relations, specifically in relations between a man and a woman.
Hemingway does not hide the uselessness of Wilson in the eyes of Margot; she only uses him as a toy, and even after they have sex Hemingway still questions it.
She is an embodiment of a great breakthrough in the fact that she rediscovers her new energy and point of view.
In this play, Viola a woman masquerades as a man, Cesario to enter in a service that she really wanted to get involved.
In Blanche's opinion, beauty is the true value of a woman since it enables her to win recognition of men. The main tragedy of Blanche DuBois is that she was conditioned to act and behave [...]
The voice of the poem is male and protagonist is not the author, but a man who killed his lover to keep her forever.