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Camille Paglia feminist


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    Camille Paglia, author of the article “It’s A Jungle Out There” (1993), is an author and a feminist, from which she draws her views on date rape. However, she asserts the biological inevitability of gender roles, a view which is not supported by groups like NOW. This view is also a factor in how…

Chaucer’s “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”: Feminist and non-feminist elements examined Analysis


Wife of Bath

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“The Wife of Bath’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer is a story that takes place in an Arthurian setting, and was part of a larger group of stories written in the medieval times by the author that is widely known as The Canterbury Tales. This tale has a great many aspects to it that could be…

Feminism in Othello



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The Evolving Face of Feminism: Shakespearean Attitude Regarding Women For eons, females have been subjugated under the vice-like grip of men. Sexism has become ubiquitous and rampant in modern society, especially appearing in the form of crude humor, abuse, and sexual objectification in media. Rarely can a woman advocate for her rights without being callously…

Feminism in Jane Eyre and the wide sargasso sea


Jane Eyre

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Feminism in Jane eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea A patriarchal society is a world in which men are the sole decision makers and hold positions of power and the highest authority. Patriarchy occurs when men are dominant, not necessarily in numbers but in their status related to decision making and power. As a result, women…

Comments on “The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Postmodernism” Short Summary



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Comments on “The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Postmodernism” by Craig Owens In this 1983 essay, Owens displays an admirable grasp of postmodernism and feminism and their confluence in the visual arts. He combines the most advanced theories and theorizings of the time – Fredric Jameson, French “post-structuralists” and French feminists, Freud and Lacan –…

Feminist Perspective of Woman Hollering Creek Analysis


Sandra Cisneros

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“Woman Hollering Creek” Literary Analysis from Feminist Perspective The story “Woman Hollering Creek” is about a young Mexican woman Cleofilas who grew up in a small town in Mexico. Cleofilas was married at a young age to a man who she thought was the great love of her life and imagined they would have a…

The Ellen Jamesians: a hostile feminist movement


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In The World According to Garp, Irving’s allows us to see the two extremes of feminism. The more positive form of feminism is represented by Garp’s mother, Jenny Fields, who doesn’t even consider herself a feminist. The more hostile feminist extreme is expressed by the Ellen Jamesians, a group of women who have purposely had…

The Role of Women in Othello: a Feminist Reading



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William Shakespeare’s “Othello” can be read from a feminist perspective. A feminist analysis of the play Othello allows us to judge the different social values and status of women in the Elizabethan society. Othello serves as an example to demonstrate the expectations of the Elizabethan patriarchal society, the practice of privileges in patriarchal marriages, and…

Feminist Lens vs Marxist Lens


Women's Suffrage

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When reading a book, or any piece of literature of that matter, the readers background is important. It is apart of how the reader perceives the piece. Two different readers with different viewpoints and backgrounds are naturally going to have different opinions and will analyze the same piece of writing very differently. For example, a…

Feminism and the Women in Robert E. Howard’s Fiction — Part I



Robert E. Howard


Words: 1936 (8 pages)

Part I: The Empowered Woman The October 1873 issue of Brownson’s Quarterly Review printed “The Woman in Question.” Written by Brownson himself, it set forth the role of women in society: We do not believe women, unless we acknowledge individual exceptions, are fit to have their own head. The most degraded of the savage tribes are…

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