Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein And The Doll 's House And Thousand Splendid Suns

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Women oppressed in Literature

“Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam” (Hosseini, 7). Role of women in society are shown through pieces of literatures: Frankenstein, Doll’s House and Thousand Splendid Suns. Frankenstein is a gothic and mysterious novel, which was written in 1800s by Mary Shelley. Henrik Ibsen wrote the Doll’s House in 19th century; it took place in England when the caste system still existed. Khaled Hosseini wrote the Thousand Splendid Suns; the story took place in Afghanistan in late 1900s. All of these books talk about women generally being oppressed. Inner strength of women is a theme that is shared in all three books.
Frankenstein is gothic novel written by Mary Shelley. In Frankenstein all the women are physically weak characters, but they are a crucial part for the story. The Frankenstein monster killed most of the women to hurt Victor Frankenstein. Women’s death is more important to the story then women’s life. Women have not been given power in literature. Doll’s House is story about Torvald and Nora being blackmailed by Krogstad because of a Nora’s wrong doing. It was considered sin for a woman to borrow money in the 19th century. Nora borrowed money from Krogstad, and Krogstad was blackmailing Torvald, Nora’s husband. Women had little rights in Doll’s House and Frankenstein but in Thousand Splendid Suns women have no rights, they are abused. Men hit the Afghani…

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