Feminism At Its Finest : Oscar Wilde 's A Doll 's House Essay

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Feminism at its Finest
Oscar Wilde once stated that, “women have a much better time than men in this world; there are far more things forbidden to them,” and this questioned the amount of opportunities that were available to women at the time. Many women were and are denied rights and privileges that men acquired. When women started to realize that, the modern feminist movement began. Queen Elizabeth I made change happen when she created a new form of religious ceremony. Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, introduces Nora, a woman who did what most were afraid to do during the eighteen hundreds: search for her own happiness. Meanwhile, Antigone from Sophocles’ Antigone challenged the law to prove that she had power to make things happen. Women who defy traditional gender roles benefit their society more than the women who adhere to traditional gender roles because of their determination for societal change of women’s equality.
Queen Elizabeth I’s reign was triumphant. “Elizabeth decided to establish a state church that moderate Catholics and moderate Protestants might both accept” (Beck 432). This concept grew to be called the Church of England or the Anglican Church. In her On Religion speech, Elizabeth I explained the history of nonconformity in England when she said, “And of the latter I must pronounce them dangerous to a kingly rule: to have every man according to his own censure, to make a doom of a validity and privity of his Prince 's government with a common veil and…

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