The Controversial Treatment Of Women Essay

1735 Words Nov 9th, 2015 7 Pages
Feminist Analysis has been evolving and adapting to all generations thus far. For various centuries, the controversial treatment of women has been an epidemic topic to discuss. In Donald Halls book, Literary and Cultural Theory he explains “feminist analysis sees texts as thoroughly social…critics can help bring about significant social change.” Feminist Analysis broadly portrays the way women are being treated. A few women still carry the burden of the stereotypes assigned to them from an early age. Furthermore, stereotypical conceptions created a sense of superiority from men making women feel unwanted. Instead, women were unable to express their feelings/opinions because everything they said were invalid to men leaving them no other choice but to back down from their own rights as human beings. Cultural Feminism shows how women are treated as assets to society instead of liabilities. Cultural Feminism also enhances, “the tradition[s] associated with women, such as compassion, subjectivity, intuition, and closeness to nature” (Diamond). As early as the 19th century, a variety of authors began to cover the ramification of feminism through their writing. In the literatures The Awakening written by Kate Chopin, “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and “The Story of an Hour” written by Kate Chopin all demonstrate the oppression women have received throughout their lifetime. These stories depict actions from women derived from the stereotypical and…

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