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  • Socialist Feminist Criticism

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    Socialist Feminist Criticism: You Dropped the Bomb on Me, Baby Feminism and gender studies have been described as having the ability to "challenge literary and culture theory to confront the difficult task of assimilating the findings of an expanding sphere of inquiry" (Contemporary Literary Criticism 567). This area of study has taken center stage during the last fifty years, not only in our society, but also in literary criticism. Although the terrain Feminism traverses can hardly be narrowed

  • Feminist Criticism Of Ophelia

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    Throughout the years, her character has been analyzed in a multitude of ways. Arguably being one of the main characters in Hamlet, Ophelia is known for being one of the least developed. In her literary criticism piece, Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism, Elaine Showalter goes through countless interpretations of Ophelia’s character. One interpretation of Ophelia concerns her being an insignificant, minor role. Jacques Lacan believes that Ophelia is

  • Feminist Criticism Of Bridesmaids

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    The film is lead by Kristen Wiig, who plays Annie, a broke and lovelorn, soon-to-be maid of honor, who attempts to mend her low self-esteem through sex with a hot, rich conceited narcissist. The bride, played by Maya Rudolph, who’s new beautiful, perfect friend, Helen, played by Rose Byrne, is threatening to take Annie’s place as the bride’s BFF. The supporting cast includes Melissa McCarthy, who plays Megan, the butch sister of the groom, adding to the array of humor throughout the film. The film

  • Feminist Criticism In The Thirteenth Night

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    Feminist criticism, a “direct product of the ‘women’s movement’ of the 1960s”, is a broad school of theory that examines the representations of women in literature as well as the socially constructed concept of femininity (Barry, 2009, p.116). Besides challenging the previously-unquestioned ‘naturalness’ of gender roles in society, feminist criticism is also concerned with female experiences of oppression, and seeks to expose “how aspects of our culture are inherently patriarchal” (Purdue University

  • Feminist Literary Criticism By Joanne Rowling

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    book he just finished (About – Roger Galbraith). These are recent events in our history, and incidents like this are the reason feminist theory in literary criticism exists. Feminist literary criticism is defined as, “literary analysis that arises from the viewpoint of feminism, feminist theory and/or feminist politics” (Napikoski). There are a number of aims that feminist literary theory fights for. One is teaching readers to see things from a woman character’s point of view in a written work, as

  • Feminist Criticism In A Room Of One's Own

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    Published in 1929, "A Room of One's Own" by Virginia Woolf is deliberated the earliest major work in feminist criticism. This work of fiction scrutinizes on women’s capability of producing a high-quality literary work as well as, highlights on the restriction and limitations that female writers encounter. After deploying a number of fundamental causes on why there has been inadequacy in the number of female writers, Woolf fixes their minority status mainly to socio-economic factors, specifically

  • Feminist Literary Criticism In A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen

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    University of Salahaddin two English professors Saman Salah Hassan Balaky and Nafser Abdul Mosawir Suilaiman wrote an article called, “A Feminist Analysis of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House”. They had three points that analyzed about the A Doll House, which were the Feminist Literary Theory, Ibsen as a feminist, and a feminist analysis of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.    The Feminist Literary Theory is what literature persuade women to act like in the 19th century. In A Doll’s House the protagonist, Nora was a

  • Feminist Literary Criticism In The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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    throughout the years is feminist literary criticism. The definition of feminism given today states that it is the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes, however, this is a broad definition that does not necessarily encompass the feelings of this movement, feelings which can be found in the character of Hester Prynne. Feminist literary criticism is defined as the literary analysis that arises from the viewpoint of feminism, feminist theory, and feminist politics. (Napikoski

  • Feminist Literary Criticism In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

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    throughout the years is feminist literary criticism. The definition of feminism given today states that it is the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes, however, this is a broad definition that does not necessarily encompass the feelings of this movement, feelings which can be found in the character of Hester Prynne. Feminist literary criticism is the literary analysis that arises from the viewpoint of feminism, feminist theory, and feminist politics. (Napikoski and

  • Cixous's The Laugh of the Medusa Against Showalter's Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness

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    Cixous's The Laugh of the Medusa Critiqued Against Showalter's Essay Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness         In learning about feminist theory this semester, one idea that arose from class discussions was the notion of essentialism.  Essentialism, a theory that stresses essence as opposed to existence, was discussed at length and while some classmates found it to reductionary and cliché, it is a question that I assume must be asked of ecriture

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