Essays Tagged: "female protagonist"

Margaret Atwood - relationship between three of her poems.

to a reviewer, Atwood's writings are obtained from the "traditional realist novel," where often the female protagonist is representative of an 'everywoman' character, and is victimized by gender and p ... ause of the woman's power and authority over them. I think that this is a poem about how strong the female can be over the men. The woman will be able to control the men, and men will be at the mercy ...

(7 pages) 95 0 3.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Ibsens "Doll House"

ng the tensions of family life.Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a femaleprotagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any ofhis other works. In c ...

(5 pages) 154 2 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

A critical look at Ibsen's "A Doll house"

ng the tensions of family life.Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a femaleprotagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any ofhis other works. In c ...

(5 pages) 139 0 4.3 Apr/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

A comparison of the short stories "Good Country people" and "Where are you going, Where have you been?"

"Where are you going, Where have you been?", most notably their characters. Both stories contain a female protagonist, and a male antagonist, whose confrontations start out relatively normal, and pro ...

(4 pages) 111 1 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of The Scarlet Letter

inions of different critics, I analyze the plot and the main characters of the book, especially the female protagonist-Hester Prynne. The third part of my paper focuses on the form and content of the ... overt aspect of the New Critical social ideology which advocated a strong sense of appropriate male/female roles in society and the conviction that it would be improper for a woman character to be the ...

(18 pages) 134 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"There's Nothing Worse THan A Woman" Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer

r is one who berates the status and tendencies of women, consistently reinforcing the judgment that females are the root of all evil. Chaucer uses his work The Canterbury Tales, to criticize the femal ... credibly inaccurate to say that this tale is empowering to women. How can it be empowering when the female protagonist is basically preaching to other women that it is okay to act like a harlot as lon ...

(4 pages) 67 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

A Doll's House (Henrik Ibsen) vs. The Horse Whisperer (Nicolas Evans)

in society. A Doll's House, a play by Henrik Ibsen, while written in this time period, introduces a female protagonist as having her own purposes and goals. The heroine, Nora Helmer, progresses during ...

(8 pages) 54 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Semiotic Approach to the Short Story "Glass" by Shena MacKAY

the short story Glass, Shena Mackay presents the inner feelings and perceptions of Jessamy Jones, a female protagonist, who, as she is waiting in line to the cash dispenser, tries to make sense of her ...

(10 pages) 24 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Analysis of Women in 'A Dolls House'

individual, independent woman.Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other works. In ...

(6 pages) 115 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of the pride and prejudice in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

r people, and themselves, to end up in a happy marriage. Throughout the book, Elizabeth Bennet, the female protagonist, overcomes her prejudice against Fitzwilliam Darcy, who makes a bad first impress ...

(4 pages) 43 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparing and Contrasting Connie and Hulga

Where Have You Been?", by Joyce Carol Oates, most notably their characters. Both stories contain a female protagonist and a male antagonist whose confrontations start out relatively normal and progre ...

(5 pages) 46 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mansfield Park: Changes to the female protagonist in film

l values and be engaging for a modern audience. The most obvious example is the changes made to the female protagonist of shy, frail, well mannered Fanny Price in Austen's novel to boisterous, intelli ... uite aware however that a contemporary audience would not appreciate a physically and mentally weak female protagonist and makes these changes to Fanny.Rozema takes some of Austen's character Mary Cra ...

(6 pages) 28 1 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Marriage: Death of the Spirit or Eternal Love - "Story of an Hour" and "Yours"

r others a prison. In reading Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" and Mary Robison's "Yours", both female protagonist touch on the marriage spectrum from two very different angles. One wants to taste ... rried couple's life with one exception, him being twice her age. The story begins with Allison, the female protagonist, carrying pumpkins to the house from her car. She and her husband, Clark, carve j ...

(4 pages) 45 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin - Analysis and symbolism

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, provocatively illustrates the sexual and emotional awakening of the female protagonist, Edna Pontellier. Although it was publically scorned when it was first published ...

(5 pages) 48 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"My Antonia" by Willa Cather and the American Dream. Assignment was to write an essay about the American Dream that uses "My Antonia" as an example

onclusion that the American Dream, also known as success, is indeed achievable by immigrants.The female protagonist of the book, Antonia, achieves the American Dream. Her family and she arrived at ...

(3 pages) 32 0 2.5 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Extension English Essay: Barbera Baynton's works

ies are both based upon the sexual objectification of women in a patriarchal society, focusing on a female protagonist, both of which are othered in their respective communities due to a certain perso ...

(5 pages) 13 0 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Antigone

e. Antigone, the title character of Sophocles's third installment of a family tragedy, is the first female protagonist in modern literature. She is a woman who contests the power of a patriarchal soci ...

(3 pages) 441 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Ourika" by Claire de Duras

ith a black heroine, not to mention the first work in the French Literary tradition to have a black female protagonist as its narrator. Furthermore, Duras's actions were "the first serious attempt by ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Moll Flanders by Danile Defoe

attention-grabbing novel, because Defoe presents his novel as a struggle to live in a society. The female protagonist in the novel, Moll Flanders, went through a number of events in her life. She lea ...

(4 pages) 16 0 2.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Hamlet

g the tensions of family life. Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other works. In ... an development or culture, although until recently only the former was described in the literature. Female development was seen as from a perspective and involved learning to become an adaptive helpma ...

(17 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community