Feminist Analysis : Literary And Cultural Theory, American Poet And Writer, Donald Hall

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Jaeline De La Cruz Mrs. Kehrmeyer A.P. English – P.1 5 November 2015 Feminist Analysis Feminism is the belief that women are and should be treated equally in all opportunities and social rights as to men. That discrimination should not be based on gender in which premises are quite diverse with the male and female power. Women’s roles have been controversial, this approaches opposing perspectives on gender roles in society. In his book, Literary and Cultural Theory, American poet and writer, Donald Hall, introduces the idea of feminist analysis that the “Key to all feminist methodologies is the belief that patriarchal oppression of women through history has been profound and multifaceted” (Hall 202). In other words, Hall argues that women have faced inequality under the oppression of men. This feminist analytical perspective has adapted to several generations of literature, since the early 19th century, and continues to explore the social roles of women. One of the many kinds of feminist analysis includes cultural feminism. Cultural feminism focuses on the cultural roles and stereotypical characteristics of women. It also reveals how women are seen more as assets rather than liabilities. Cultural feminism is an ideology of the way women have been denied in power. Feminist literary theory focuses on the differences between men and women and their assigned social roles. Authors like Kate Chopin, who wrote The Awakening and The Story of an Hour, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman,…
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