Ursula K. Le Guin: A Feminist Analysis
The way they act, socialize, understand and live. People today cannot comprehend what allows them to make tough decisions, and get them right. Reading is a perfect example of this, which was the main point of the story Le Guin had written. The way that feminist criticism in reading was portrayed in the short story was through symbolism. Through Johanna’s behavior and how she learned how to read messages, the reader can understand how Johanna became the symbol of feminist criticism in the text. Johanna believed that the messages written gave those who read it wisdom and knowledge about the past. These in turn allowed Johanna to learn how to act in situations she has yet come across, and do well in these challenges. Women’s nature can be seen by the way Johanna observed these messages. “She had noticed in earlier years that the lines of foam left by waves on the sand after stormy weather lay sometimes in curves that looked like handwriting…” (Le Guin 553). Johanna’s analysis allowed the reader to understand that she was very determined on trying to find out what the messages were trying to tell her and why they are there. This is a representation of women’s nature because according to Tyson’s review, “the ultimate goal of feminist criticism is to increase our understanding of women’s experience.” (Tyson 119). Due to Tyson’s work, the reader can come to a census that Johanna was a symbolism of women’s …show more content…
In this pdf, it described the criticism as a way to understand how women’s nature can change in different ways. Tyson explained that feminism can be seen in a wide range of categories such as political and social. “ Because feminist issues so widely across cultural, social, political, and physical categories feminist literary criticism is wide ranging too... both in the past and present, and promote our appreciation of women’s value in the world.” (Tyson 119). An example of how this is seen in the story is when Johanna tells her reader the thoughts in her mind in the beginning of the story. “,,,Johanna thought, usually years too late, or years before one could crack their code or had even learned the language they were in.” (Le Guin 553). This part demonstrates how Johanna is talking about the value some writings have in the world no matter when they were created. With that being said, Tyson promotes that in the story “Texts”, feminist criticism is seen throughout and can be detected by readers.
In conclusion, the short story “Texts”, has a character that symbolizes feminist criticism, by showing how women’s nature can change from vast experiences with different things. With the help of Lois Tyson, and the text itself, there is a sufficient amount of data to conclude that the story written by Le Guin explains feminist criticism and the