Female Essays

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie unfolds several dimensions of the female role. Set in Edinburgh in the 1930s, we are presented with a protagonist whom is a striking female role model in her domineering, manipulating and sexual powers, powers which we see her use to obtain her desired plans for her ‘Brodie set,’ the ‘creme de la creme.’ We see Miss Brodie play a God like figure in the novel, leading, teaching and imposing her opinions on them in…

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Character Analysis of Sylvia from _a White Heron_

“There never was such a child for straying about out-of-doors since the world was made” (Jewett 69). A young girl, Sylvia, lived in a city environment for the first eight years of her life. Then, Sylvia came to live with her grandmother in the country, where the little girl came alive and became one with nature. One day in her travels through the countryside with her cow she encounter a lost ornithologist who was in search of a white heron…

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Gender and Translation

Abstract The aim of this study was to identify the role of the gender of the translator on the accuracy of the translation, and to determine whether there is any difference between the translations done by female and male translators in terms of translation accuracy. Two English novels and two translations for each, one done by a female and the other by a male translator, were selected. Each translation was compared with its source text, sentence by sentence, and based…

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Interpirtation of the Short Story _lust_ by Susan Minot

In the short story, “Lust” by Susan Minot, the story begins with a young girl talking about the first time she had sex with a boy, as the story goes on she talks more and more about boys she is with and the different situations she in with them. She doesn’t talk about her interests very much outside of the boys she encounters. In the story I feel like the girl has low self confidence and low self esteem “Some…

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Personal Response to Family of Little Feet

The beginning of the story starts out sounding like a fairytale about a family with little feet and then transforms into a story that is being told about a little girl and two of her friends that are given three pairs of high heeled shoes to play with, “…. magic high heels”. The girls each try on and swap between them the three pairs of shoes and then begin walking about the neighborhood with the shoes on and the speaker…

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Law Enforcement and Women

There has always been a stereotype separating men and women. Such as, women are not efficient enough to have a job in law enforcement and men are. Many people do not agree with this stereotype or have a different opinion towards it which can cause a disagreement between genders. The majority of people who disagree with women being in law enforcement are men. Morgan Summerfield, a yahoo contributor says, “Law enforcement has traditionally been a male dominated field and as…

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Bias, Rhetorical Devices and Argumentation

The speech it obviously catering towards females, the speech was presented at a U.N. Women’s Conference, this speech is about the rights women should expect to receive under human rights. While using the politics to reinforce the rights of women she is using political bias and she is using a gender bias. Rhetorical Devices This speech has a couple rhetorical devices, the first one I found was a Rhetorical question when she said, “Wasn’t it after all after the women’s…

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Brighton Rock – Sympathy

“Greene does not encourage us to find much sympathy for any of the character” At the beginning of the novel, from the reader’s perspective Spicer gives the impression of being a young boy, in particular with his refusal to eat after they have murdered Hale. “I’ll be sick…if I eat” The Boy then responds with “Spew then”, this suggests that Spicer has a weakness especially within the group. As well as this it implies that Spicer regrets or feels a…

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Suzan Gubar’s Arguments in _emily Bronte’s Bible of Hell_

Wuthering Heights is, according to Suzan Gubar, a cultural construct, and therefore culture wins over nature, as always is the case in such duels. These are, in fact, duels of female flesh and male spirit, female earth and male sky, female monsters and male angels. What is needed in society is to suppress and exorcise these irrational, that is female representatives of nature. The “female rage” therefore becomes the central theme of the novel. Catherine is the raging female in…

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Homosocial and Homosexual Desires in _my Fair Lady_

Today, relationships are hard to define. With the newfound acceptance of homosexuality, the border between male homosocial relations and homosexual relations has become fuzzy. The distinction between male homosocial and homosexual desires are what I will be exploring in My Fair Lady. In the classic movie My Fair Lady the relationship between Professor Higgins and Colonel Pickering displays both homosocial and homosexual characteristics, and models the triangular desire defined by Eve Sedgwick. Higgins invites Colonel Pickering to his house and…

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To What Extent Does Duffy Present the Body as a Key Aspect of Femal Identity

To What Extent Does Duffy Present The Body As A Key Aspect Of Female Identity? Tragic and disconcerted themes are continued throughout poems of Duffys such as ‘The Map Women’, ‘The Woman Who Shopped’ and ‘The Diet’; Duffy is trying to aggress to the reader the predicaments with the body being used as a key aspect of female identity in modern society. Fractious subjects like anorexia are used to address how extreme the pressures are to be accepted in society…

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theme_ Gender Stereotyping

Based on the novel, The Curse by Lee Su Ann, I have acquired an interesting theme from the many others that have been portrayed in the story. The theme is gender stereotyping, in which, involves unfair treatment upon the rights of a certain gender requiring them to act in a certain manner, where it is greatly influenced by culture and upbringing. There are a few unfortunate characters in the story who have been condemned to such discrimination and in this…

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Beauty in Todays World

Tall, thin, attractive; these are jut a few of the many physical body shapes that nearly ever person in the world idolizes. Because people place so much emphasis on the way others look, many people will do whatever is necessary to have the perfect body. Each individual is expected to behave and dress a certain way because of their race, social class, and even sex. At one period of times, only females were known for caring excessively about how they…

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Female Foeticide

This is the cry of an unborn girl. Female foeticide means killing an unborn girl. Man has covered a long distance from prehistoric ages to 21stcentury, during this long period of time; women had to face different eras. There was a time when worshipping god was considered incomplete without a female presence and there come such a time when she was kept behind” pardah” ,bounded within the boundaries of her own home, many evils surrounding her and much more. she…

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Why do Men Commit More Crimes Than Women_

Assess the views that males commit more crime than women due to primary socialisation Primary socialization occurs during childhood and is when a child learns the attitudes, values and actions appropriate to individuals as members of a particular culture. For example if a child saw his/her mother/ father expressing a discriminatory opinion about a minority group, then that child may think this behavior is acceptable and could continue to have this opinion about minority groups. Functionalist may argue that boys…

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