Analysis of Scarlett O’hara on the Perspective of Feminism Essay

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Analysis of Scarlett O’Hara on the perspective of Feminism

蔡 颖 露

指导教师: 张婷婷 讲师

系: 外国语系 年级专业: 英语(教育)2008级

提交日期: 5月25日 答辩日期: 5月29日


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ABSTRACT Gone with the wind was published in 1936, ten years after Mitchell writing it. It got a great success and becomes one of the bestselling novels of all time. It received the 1937 Pulitzer Prize. As the first novel which depicts American Civil War from women’s perspective, Margaret focuses on the suffering from the war of those women who stay at home and their difficult journey of reconstruction.
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Women have never ceased to fight for their rights; however, it is not easy to identify the origin of feminism. Feminism is the belief that women should be allowed the same rights, power and opportunities as men and be treated in the same way, or the set of activities intended to achieve this state.[i] Hundred years ago, women’s social statue was quite low, women was treated as appendage to men, they only had rights of living, their manner, speaking and behavior were regulated by a series of serious rules and discipline. With the education spreading among women and the awakening of female self-consciousness, they came to realize that they should defend their economic, political and other rights and pursue equal treatment like men. Then there appear feminism. Feminism is a series of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women. Feminism is mainly focused on women's issues. Feminism in general has a long history. Feminists and scholars have divided the history of the modern western feminist movements into three "waves". Each wave is mean to dealing with different aspects of feminist issues. First-wave feminism was a series of activities during the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. In the U.K. and U.S., it focused on promoting equal

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