The Life And Loves Of A She-Devil Character Analysis

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In society and our entertainment, men are often portrayed as the stronger and more dominant gender. They often have a privileged status in the world since the society we live in a mostly patriarchal. However, there are some forms of entertainment that show men as inferior to women. Women often show hatred towards men and usually can be hostile . This is known as anti-male or missandry. In Fay Weldon’s novel The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Ruth Patchett’s husband, Bobbo, is having an affair with a woman named Mary Fisher. Ruth then goes through vigourous trials and completely reinvents herself in order to take revenge on Mary for stealing her husband and to get Bobbo back into her life. Although people may have a different view than I do, I believe that The Life and Loves of a She-Devil is not anti-male because Ruth’s entire life revolves around Bobbo, because the women are depicted as weak and needing men and because the men in the story are well-rounded characters unlike the women.
In The Lives and Loves of a She-Devil, Ruth Patchett learns that her husband Bobbo is having an affair with Mary Fisher, a beautiful woman. After Bobbo leaves to go live with his mistress, Ruth begins to consider herself a she-devil which then causes her to plan her revenge against the new couple. Ruth cunningly ruins both Mary Fisher and Bobbo’s lives by using several different aliases to in order to get Bobbo away from Mary Fisher. After Bobbo is found guilty of embezzlement, he goes to

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