Example Of Feminism In The Colossus By Sylvia Plath

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Register to read the introduction… The Colossus refers to statue which considers indication for the fragmentation of male figure in her life. The symbolic form the Colossus (statue) refers to her father ( his dead body ).She sees her father as a great but broken statue …show more content…
I am none the wiser "
We can notice her blackness towards life in the last stanza , she says
" My hours are married to shadow.
No longer do I listen for the scrape of a keel
On the blank stones of the landing"
In this line I see that she is predicting her death " My hours are married to shadow".
• U can refer to the critics Simone de Beauvoir and Julia Kristeva
• When U link the critic's opinion ,ask yourself this Qs
• Is the form and content of the work influenced by the author’s gender?
• What ideological values that the author try to enhance?
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U can start with the famous quote by Simone de Beauvoir in The Second Sex, “One is not born a woman, one becomes one.” To show the ideology of Gender and Language(from Block 3).

(‘Ideology, Gender and Language’)

What is the era of discussion here?

• U will take about literature and gender ( feminism ),"How the literary text is analyzed based on the way in which gender is presented
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It is based on the linguistic theories of Ferdinand de Saussure, which hold that language is a self-contained system of signs, and the cultural theories of Claude Lévi-Strauss, which hold that cultures, like languages, can be viewed as systems of signs and analyzed in terms of the structural relations among their elements. Central to structuralism is the notion that binary oppositions (e.g., male/female, public/private, cooked/raw) reveal the unconscious logic or "grammar" of a system. Literary structuralism views literary texts as systems of interrelated signs and seeks to make explicit their hidden logic. Prominent figures in the structuralist movement are Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Roman Jakobson, and Roland Barthes. Areas of study that have adopted and developed structuralist premises and methodologies include semiotics and narratology. See also

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