Feryal Salem Al-Ateeqi
Dr. Keneth Payne
308 Research Writing in Literature
10 Apr. 2010
Phenomenally She is a Woman
I will examine Edith Wharton's short story "The Other Two"(1904), as a product which am consuming. Therefore, I will analyze and take out of it what I need only. And this will go through a Feminist perspective on reading and evaluation of Wharton's "The other two". Interestingly, this short story is a product of Ediths own background and her past experiences with men. So, in this paper, I will employ feminist theory in analyzing Mrs.Waythorn's treatment of both marriage and divorce.
Edith Wharton at her early years, specifically at the age of 21, was involved in a relation with a Harvard graduate lawyer. There relation was described as closer to be the ideal couples for one another. He supported her talent in literal writing. But, he never proposed and they broke-up soon.
Then, Edith got married to Edward Robbins Wharton, who remained her husband for the rest of her life. However, their marriage lacked passion and chemistry between two couples. He did not share Edith's interest in literal work.
In her short Story "The Other Two", She used the images of behavior to support the message she wanted to deliver for us the readers. The story follows the hegemonic society pattern and basically revolves around society's expectations, patriarchy, women in marriage, and what after divorce. Particularly the aspects that I need in-order to establish the link between feminist theory and Alices attitude and behavior through marriage and divorce.
Alice is kind of a reflection of Wharton herself. She stands against society's limitation and ideologies, confidently by marrying three times. In such an experience, she gains more knowledge of men's personalities and a better insight into the art of dealing...