Feminist Lens

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Identifying as Female: When My Name was Keoko through a Feminist Lens In some novels, women are often depicted as weak or lesser to the men that are presented with them in stories. Women are seen as depending on the man to come save her from a terrible event or a horrible situation, yet is this really what we want young girls to think of themselves? Instead of writing literature seeking to empower women, it seems like the authors of today and of the past have perpetuated the many stereotypes about women that we see today. One of these novels that can be seen as encouraging these stereotypes is When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park. While this novel is historical fiction and has the feature of telling the story through two narrator – Sun-hee
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