Women 's Representation Of Women

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“Feminism” is the belief that women should be allowed the same rights, power, and opportunities as men; it demands them to be treated, in the same way. This ideology means attaining social, political and economic equality for both women and men. During the period between 19th and the early 20th century, several noted feminist writers examined women’s role in the patriarchal society then further reflected their philosophy of life and aided in an identification of women. The era coincides with the modernist literature, as many authors deciphered feminism and its attributes in their literary work. It is understood that women are deemed as stereotypical beings, which are assigned roles and are perceived in the light of their culture, class, color and education; nevertheless they are taken as beings who can be dominated. However, the authors of the suffrage era portray their female characters in the new light, where they share their stereotype yet are more than what they appear. Through Anita Loos’s Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, we foresee symbolic position of women and see how stereotypes were used as literary weapons to undermine patriarchal practices of the society. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is the story of a blondes, Lorelei Lee, who is a social climber that makes her way into the luxury world through gentlemen, who are typical upper class, success and rich. It is a story that talks about the need for women to attain more than what is expected,

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