Essays Tagged: "women writers"

Lesbian Poetry. Empasizes on Sappho

anguage, and exotic fanticies. Most published love poems express love relationships between men and women but what most anthologies and collections leave out are those that imply relationships involvi ... leave out are those that imply relationships involving individuals of the same gender, specifically women. Writers in all literary eras have eloquently described this romantic love between women. A fe ...

(10 pages) 126 1 4.1 Nov/1996

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

"The Kitchen God's Wife": Chinese Culture, Relationships, Adversity

an it seems. This touchingly beautiful narrative not only tells a story, but deals with many of the women writers' issues. Tan addresses the issues of the inequality given women in Chinese culture, an ... iven women in Chinese culture, and also deals with issues such as Chinese culture's expectations of women, abortion, friendship, mother-daughter relationships, and the strength of women in the face of ...

(11 pages) 128 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Short creative essay on Katherine Mansfield's short story, Bliss. The main character's hysteric happiness with life is questioned when it is revealed that her husband has a lover.

th the truth and everything she held dear is worthless? Okay, so it's probably unfair to assume all women writers do this based on one short story, especially one from the age where women had so few r ... uly evil woman character, one who gets her comeuppance in the end, but these forlorn and naïve women just make me sad.Why do I pity her? It's obvious that is the way she was brought up, not to qu ...

(2 pages) 109 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Contributions of Mary Shelley, George Eliot and Emily Bronte

literary history, advances have been made by assorted prominent figures, including various notable women writers and novelists. Mary Shelley, George Eliot and Emily Bronte are three exceptional parti ... ned new generations of development in the literary field as well as in the evolution of respect for women writers.Born to the bold and radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, and noted political philoso ...

(10 pages) 78 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Women heroes in the old testament

Although the bible predominantly portrays men as heroes, women are also shown as heroic. It is said that some modern readers of the Old Testament argue that ... n a very minor role in Israel's salvation history and that the writers are sexist or biased against women. Writers did not give women a minor role; rather they played a minor role. The occasion where ... t given when done. Because Israel's salvation came largely through military and political measures, women did not have equal opportunity to help their cause. Deborah, Ruth, and Esther were given that ...

(3 pages) 58 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Middlemarch, george eliot

ut the book. In their opinion a woman writer should not be so intellectual. Eliot hated the "silly, women novelists." In the Victorian era, women writers were generally confined to writing the stereot ... antasies of the conventional romance fiction. Not only did Eliot dislike the constraints imposed on women's writing, she disliked the stories they were expected to produce. Her disdain for the tropes ...

(3 pages) 39 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Women and Freedom

twentieth century, male was the dominant sex in the United States. The male premeditated what roles women should play at home. Women did not have the right to vote and did not receive the same equalit ... home. Women did not have the right to vote and did not receive the same equality like men did. Some women writers wanted to change people's perspectives, especially men, on how women should be viewed ...

(5 pages) 71 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Women's Anxiety Towards their Authorship - Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own" and "Professions of Women"

e author states, "locked into structures created by and for men, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women writers did not so much rebel against the prevailing aesthetic as feel guilty about their inab ... ainst the prevailing aesthetic as feel guilty about their inability to conform to it" (pg. 75). The women during these times were oppressed by male domination. They were expected to be reserved, obedi ...

(5 pages) 47 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Shakespeare: A comparison of the role of women in his plays, and in society at the time.

is also deficient in its own unique subject matter. Even though critics of later literature brought women writers back into the canon, defined a female aesthetics, or consolidated a female literary hi ... he canon, defined a female aesthetics, or consolidated a female literary history, the Shakespearean women were created by a man, and neither they nor their author have ever been invisible. Also, women ...

(7 pages) 90 0 4.0 May/2006

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

Women's Writing: A Struggle Through the Ages

Throughout history, women have been immersed in an ongoing struggle against the dominance of the patriarchal, male orien ... rchal, male oriented power structure present in society. The differences that exist between men and women, have, among other things, manifested themselves in literature. Firstly, while women have been ... tly, while women have been writers in the past, it has been men who have indirectly controlled what women write as gatekeepers to their reputations and to the industry of which they wish to become a p ...

(9 pages) 88 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"Women of the Harlem Renaissance" by Cheryl A. Wall

Cheryl A. Wall wrote the book, "Women of the Harlem Renaissance", which was published by The Indiana University Press in 1995. Wall' ... ress in 1995. Wall's book follows the lives and careers of three of the most famous and influential women writers of the Harlem Renaissance. The book allows the reader to experience what life was like ... rlem Renaissance was vastly different from that of a male African American writer. African American women in the 1920's struggled with issues of individuality, sought forms that could incorporate the ...

(5 pages) 53 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

From Margin to Center. Multicultural Issues in 20th Century in American Literature: Feminist views

such as the feminist orientation, contributing to the development of distinct cultural identities. Women writers from the beginning of the century often advocated the female force by creating charact ... rpose of this essay is that of underlying a few aspects in the analyzed short stories that focus on women roles, feminist attitudes and perspectives in a world of changing attitudes. The movement "fro ...

(7 pages) 63 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Authority Represented In Three Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century Texts By Women

Women writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries faced many difficulties in writing and pub ... eighteenth centuries faced many difficulties in writing and publishing their work, in a world where women were seen to be the intellectual and moral inferiors of men. However, several women writers of ... "Some Reflections Upon Marriage" seems intended mainly for a male audience, as she often refers to women as "they", siding herself with men in an intellectual companionship. In the excerpt of her ess ...

(8 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Renaissance poetry

Renaissance ideas of women were strongly shaped by the writers of the time and by the conceptions of femininity that had ... e more strongly affected the early Renaissance idea of what a woman was than Petrarch, he idealized women and heterosexual love in such a way that its power would resonate into love as we see it now.L ... the same time it meant anguish and the lack of connection with any real human emotion. He portrayed women as ideals, with stars in their eyes and their feet treading on golden ground. His ideal woman ...

(9 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Womens writing the powe and th

Women's Writing: The Power and the Passion "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." Jani ... academic enquiry. In this essay I will be examining what constitutes the politics aspects of modern women's writing - in other words what is political about women's writing? Women's choice, equality a ... ultural institutions such as capitalism, the church and government laid down rules and barriers for women, which they have had to battle against. One of the benefits coming out of this ongoing battle ...

(9 pages) 67 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Shirley Ann Grau

n Grau During the struggling times of war, The Great Depression, and discrimination towards women's rights emerged the name of one of America's finest women writers, Shirley Ann Grau. Not many ... ed to try for a Ph. D in English. The head of the education department at Tulane wouldn't allow any women to teach his assistants in his departments. Since the odds seemed to be against her in that fi ...

(6 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

David Copperfield

operative in practically all African-American writing, the focus here is on the tradition of black women's fiction, specifically as it appears in Toni Morrison's Sula. In terms of narrative strategy, ... lization of voice enacts the conflict between cultures. At another level, however, African-American women's fiction has produced, from within, profound philosophical reflections on language itself. Pe ...

(32 pages) 41 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


in color. Her ideal beauty is Shirley Temple who is, in her opinion, adored by all (Tate, C., Black Women Writers at Work, 1985) hence, her desire to have blond hair and blue eyes. Pecola’s mothe ... rrison portrays Pecola’s life as just being an imitation of the real life experiences of black women (Stepto, R., "Intimate Things In Place: A Conversation with Toni Morrison.", 1987)The chapters ...

(7 pages) 25 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing