Essays Tagged: "Femininity"

The Rise and Fall of Lady MacBeth

uously changing throughout the play. What begins as a struggle for power and a longing to shred her femininity turns Lady Macbeth into what she fears most - a guilt ridden weakling.In the beginning ( ...

(3 pages) 58 0 4.3 Dec/1996

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

About gender roles and feminism

r. According to Holly Devor, "masculinity is usually characterized by dominance and aggression, and femininity by passivity and submission"(415). Every move they make in their daily lives will be base ...

(3 pages) 486 3 4.1 Mar/2002

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

This essay is about the metaphorical use of mathmatics in "The One Girl at The Boys Party" by Sharon Olds

The Emergence of Femininity in "The One Girl at The Boys Party" by Sharon Olds."The One Girl at The Boys Party" by Sh ... phorically to describe the girls new found sexuality.The girl attempts to deny the emergence of her femininity though the impersonal use ofmathematics in order to intellectually repress her true sexua ... provocative yet her look is innocent. This also goes to pointout how the boys do not recognize her femininity. Although the girl is beginning torecognize her attraction to the boys when she looks at ...

(2 pages) 149 0 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone vs Ismene by Sophocles

ld have been a strong, successful90's type woman with her liberated and strong attitude towards her femininity, whileIsmene seems to be a more dependent 1950's style woman. Antigone acts as a freespir ...

(2 pages) 89 0 3.5 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Review of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid"

s. mind. This theme is developed throughout the play into smaller themes such as masculinity versus femininity, greed versus love, and death versus life.Two of the major changes from the text to the p ... symbolize the themes of the play. Pink is a colour usually associated with life, love, health, and femininity. Blue is associated with sickness, death, unhappiness, and (oddly enough) masculinity. I ...

(7 pages) 75 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Evil of Isolation. Essay on "The Scarlet letter"

t stands as a constant reminder of her malfeasance. Shame and isolationstrip her of all passion and femininity, leaving her a shell of her former self. ThoughArthur's mark of shame is not visible, it ... e [departs] from[Hester], which had been essential to keep her a woman.' Stripped of her passion andfemininity, Hester is left as an iron character with a solemn manner. Hester's shameremains to haunt ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.0 Oct/1996

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

Analysis on William Ahakespeare's "As You Like It"

s many philosophical ideas. He introduced various conflicts about love, wealth and power, identity, femininity and the real world that were not completely resolved at the end of the play. He showed th ...

(1 pages) 52 0 3.0 Mar/2003

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

The Power of the Feminine in Macbeth. This essay explores the roles of Lady Macbeth and the witches in the original play, the Kurosawa film entitled Throne of Blood, and the Polanski film version.

y enough, the women control not only their own destiny, but also that of our hero himself, Macbeth. Femininity, particularly that of the maternal, is a very widely used theme in the play and films. Ho ...

(8 pages) 116 0 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Shakespeare's Macbeth.

y strong subjects or emotions. These emotions are ambition for power and fear, dictated by standard femininity. The diction and action of this play clarify Lady Macbeth's internal struggle. In turn, t ... an in a world were wars are frequent and customary for men. Thus, the struggle between ambition and femininity that takes place in Lady Macbeth's soul becomes even more evident though words spoken by ...

(3 pages) 23 0 4.0 May/2003

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

Women's bodies throughout advertising.

patriarchy.In Susan Bordo's anthology titled Unbearable Weight, she examines the body as a text of femininity. Bordo writes that we learn what femininity consists of and how to achieve it directly th ...

(5 pages) 213 1 4.5 May/2003

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

Construction of Femininity in Popular Modern Film (Legally Blonde).

ome a top lawyer.Colour is very important for the formation and connoted meaning of the character's femininity. The poster is designed using typically feminine colours of bubblegum pink and sunshine y ... e. Her clothes, accessories and general appearance do the same for the paradigm of upheld 'girlish' femininity. 'Girlish' femininity can be easily associated with childhood toys like Barbie dolls. The ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Sporting Diversity: The politics of difference and identity.

a profile that reflects appropriate behaviors and appearances based on characteristics of hegemonic femininity. However, the world of sport is based on the ideals of strength, power and aggressiveness ... )Women's sport is constructed and maintained by white, powerful, men. The organization of hegemonic femininity in sport is a result of masculine values and ideals. "On one hand, men denigrated (women) ...

(5 pages) 154 0 3.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Georgia O'Keefe's life and artistic interests.

of emotion and from which deeper meanings could be interpreted, such as sexuality and statements of femininity (which she subsequently denied). She worked on two different but inter-related subjects: ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Te Gender Roles in Society

relationship of gender. Gender is best described the construction of what is culturally assumed as "femininity" as well as "masculinity". Lesbian and gay male theory of a feminist is beyond the logic ...

(11 pages) 469 4 4.9 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Wuthering heights: What do we learn about Hindley in the first half of the novel? What do you think about his character and role in the whole novel?

and how is he presented.II) Some readers see Hindley as an odd mixture of strength and weakness, of femininity and masculinity. What do you think about his character and role in the whole novel?Hindle ...

(12 pages) 29 0 1.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Character sketch for atticus in "to kill a mockingbird"

bling of the Finch family would be Alexandra who's main responsibility is to instill the virtues of femininity in Scout. Atticus's younger brother is Jimmy who occasionally visits the family during Ch ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Victorian Femininity (A close reading of Thomas Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat")

Victorian FemininityOde on the Death of a Favorite CatFrom hence, ye beauties, undeceived,Know, one false step ...

(2 pages) 43 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Macbeth and Feminism

figures of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and the witches, the play gives us images of a masculinity and a femininity that are terribly disturbed." At the same time, critics have tended to discuss the relati ... he society in which Macbeth is living and the effects that traditional labels of "masculinity" and "femininity" have on that society.The nature of gender roles in Macbeth--a play which is ostensibly a ...

(5 pages) 41 0 4.0 Mar/2004

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

Analyse the representation of masculinity and femininity in one genre or body of work and discuss the portrial of black actros in Hollywood

n film and how they are portrayed by Hollywood. The way masculinity is portrayed by men in film and femininity by women, the structure of Film Noir and its transformation into Film Neo-Noir, and how t ...

(8 pages) 106 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

Freud's View on Women

In Freud's time, and since his death, his views of women and femininity have stirred much controversy. Psychoanalysis has been categorized as "...patriarchal and ... beth Young-Bruehl states that the general feminist critique launched against Freud is that he views femininity as failed masculinity: "Females start out like males and then - disappointed in their mot ... iliated over their lack of a penis, self-deprived of their masturbatory pleasure - take a fall into femininity." (Young-Bruehl, 1990, p. 41).She asserts that this general criticism has been used for t ...

(19 pages) 331 3 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors