Essays Tagged: "patriarchal society"

The text is about Sherman Alexie novel: The Lone ranger and Tonto fist fight in heaven. It is a character analysis on how the Indian's in the Spokane reservation are at different phase of survial.

ters that are trying to find the combination to survival.In Funhouse Aunt Nezzy is trapped within a patriarchal society, which has oppressed her talents and her dreams. Living in an environment where ...

(4 pages) 140 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper. a commentary on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society

harlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper is a commentary on the male oppression of women in a patriarchal society. However, the story itself presents an interesting look at one woman's struggle ... s the narrator's doppelg nger (10). This woman is symbolic of the narrator's own confinement by the patriarchal society she lives in. Moreover, we see that the wallpaper is a metaphor of her fractured ...

(5 pages) 237 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Description of themes from several books written by women writers including The Awakening; Their Eyes Were Watching God; The Joy Luck Club; and The Handmaiden's Tale.

the obvious struggle of women against the oppression and societal restrictions imposed mostly by a patriarchal society and the consequences of those struggles. These stories take place mostly in past ...

(7 pages) 126 0 2.7 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Is it really necessary to use gender-neutral language? A short essay discussing the importance of non-sexist language.

lly changing along with society. Our present culture still has many traces of sexism, prejudice and patriarchal society, and so has the language we use. But if language is changed, it may influence mi ...

(2 pages) 124 1 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Comparing the "Rockinghorse Winner" and "The Wild Swans"

he shows in the Rocking-Horse Winner, his disgust for these values. Lawrence demonstrates that in a patriarchal society, minds are misguided, obsessed with the accumulation of wealth, and as a result ... lue of money and wealth, having been brought up in poverty himself, and also found revulsion in the patriarchal system of the church. During the Victorian Era new scientific theories challenged many r ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Shakespeare´s presentation of Ophelia in the world of 'Hamlet'.

ly throughout the past 400 years.Shakespeare, in the portrayal of Ophelia shows how men in a strong patriarchal society controlled women in the 1600s. The influence of men in Ophelia's life is evident ... worsening mental illness. From a feminist perspective, the hose is a phallic image symbolising the patriarchal society forcing Ophelia to confirm to its will.In Coleridge's famous dictum:'The Romanti ...

(8 pages) 122 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Athena: A Positive Role Model for Women Today.

y. To me an ideal role model for modern women would be, someone who can overcome the obstacles of a patriarchal society while not compromising their personal ethics and morals. Role models need to hav ... asks that were traditionally performed by both sexes is testimony to her reluctance to be meek in a patriarchal society. She also has a good balance of masculine and feminine values. She managed to co ...

(3 pages) 178 2 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Considers the ways in which men and women are represented in Shakespeare's Othello.

der and anarchy. Both settings allow for demeaning portrayal of women and their position within the patriarchal society of the day showing that social conditioning in the men's favour turn them into v ...

(7 pages) 87 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Gender bias against Caribbean women during the 1900's.

nt their young wives to travel. On the whole there was great resistance to female emigration in the patriarchal society of Indians. Some agents were reluctant to take on single women. They accused the ... utonomy within the structures of colonialism entailed the staging of various forms of contests. The patriarchal culture of plantation commercial organisations had assigned to white women a supportive, ...

(6 pages) 71 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

'Discuss Atwood's presentation of "Gilead in the first seventy-six" pages of the novel'

rch to be of the highest authority, Puritanism being the religious influence. Repressed within this patriarchal society, Offred's only duty as a Handmaid is to reproduce for the Republic of Gilead.The ... e.The language used within Gilead, although limited, is of particular interest due to it being of a patriarchal nature and also because of the many Biblical references within it. The entitlement of 'G ...

(9 pages) 43 2 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Kinglear How might different productions dramatize the struggle between chaos and order in King Lear?

uing that both the narrative and dramatisation of the play portrays a misogynistic and conservative patriarchal society, which was considered as the natural order of things. Chaos in the society occur ... ense of power and domination is intensified through the absence of both the mother and Queen in the patriarchal society. This immediately establishes the power of male dominance in a patriarchal socie ...

(6 pages) 86 1 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare the ways in which women are portrayed in 'Tony Kytes, the Arch- Deceiver' by Thomas Hardy (1894) and in 'Tickets, Please' by D. H. Lawrence (1922) GCSE A Grade

trayed differently. In 'Tony Kytes...' the women are quiet and very lady- like. They live in a very patriarchal society. In 'Tickets, Please' society is still patriarchal but the women are more forwar ... ony still has the most power. All three girls want Tony to ask her to marry them- typically of this patriarchal society. The fact that Milly still wants to marry Tony after all he has done, shows how ...

(12 pages) 31 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Search for Identity Dorothy Allison's "Bastard Out of Carolina"

e Boatwright family are women who are constantly faced with the struggle of finding themselves in a patriarchal society. Anney, Alma and Raylene each have their own characteristics and ideals and as t ... to help her survive.Although Anney makes some advances towards independence, she remains stuck to a patriarchal reality, having her identity shaped by a man. Anney was "fourteen and terrified, fifteen ...

(8 pages) 61 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Women In Odytssey

during this time, saying that their society was a matriarchal society, when it was supposed to be a patriarchal society. In Greece during this time of about 700 B.C., they believed they lived in a pat ... eflection of the times. Penelope having power over the suitors exemplifies that the society was not patriarchal because the men truly were to the ones with the power. The women were those who possesse ...

(4 pages) 33 0 2.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay on Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

ought on by puberty, leaving childhood behind. Added to that confusion, she is female in a strongly patriarchal society. She is black in a colonial nation where role is primarily determined by race. S ... ating liberation through education.From an early age, Tambu is exposed to the injustices of a rural patriarchal society. Too young to fully understand the effects of racism or illiteracy, she can clea ...

(7 pages) 77 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

Discussion of the presentation of women in "Much Ado About Nothing" - How might different audiences react to this presentation?

o the behaviour expected of women at the time whilst others rebel against their unequal status in a patriarchal society.In most cases the women in the play behave according to their social standing. G ... in a battle or a duel.To an Elizabethan audience this would have seemed entirely fair and normal as patriarchal assumptions in the play overwhelmingly marginalise women. A modern critic, especially fe ...

(8 pages) 93 2 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare


ce and rape against women has been imbedded in this culture for hundreds of years. The view of this patriarchal society transcends a picture that portrays women as submissive beings. Constantly threat ...

(11 pages) 194 5 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Women in China

China is, and always has been, a patrilineal and patriarchal society. It is well known that Chinese society emphasis the importance of the family and ...

(5 pages) 120 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Ibsen, Henrik "A Doll's House"

r life no longer represents who she is. Nora's husband Torvald is the proverbial poster-boy for the patriarchal society of 1870's Norway, and has been slowly and steadily alienating his wife with his ...

(4 pages) 213 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Documented essay on "A Doll's House"

rays women holding a sacrificial role in a man's society in all economic classes. In an exceedingly patriarchal society, men thought status, reputation, and income extremely important to be uphold. Th ...

(2 pages) 63 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers