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    Feminism In The Piano

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    In The Piano, Ada did not speak with her voice, but with her piano. When she got forcefully married, she was obligated to leave her voice, the piano, behind on the beach. She felt like she had lost an important part of her because she would not be able to express her feelings. Her husband did not get why she was so fond of her piano. This film serves as giving a voice to those “closed in silence” because it shows how much Ada wanted her piano back that she was willing to give herself up to a man…

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    Feminism In Othello

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    Shakespeare 's Othello there are three women in the whole play each one symbolizing the ideal woman and what they truly are. Though the play is only centered around one woman, Desdemona. It can be said that Emilia and Bianca also play an important part as well by showing the restriction placed on woman during the Elizabethan times. In which Shakespeare is showing off the power of woman, this theory also known as the feminist theory. As Shakespeare manages to show different viewpoint about…

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    Feminism is normally seen as a conflict model, there are three main types of feminism such as, Marxist feminism, radical feminism and liberal feminism. The key workers of feminism is Pamela Abbott and Claire Wallace the first approach of development of feminism was in 1984-1920, this was when the women won the rights to vote. The second development of feminism was in 1960-1970’s this was where the women return feminism, which included the women’s freedom within…

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    Feminism In Disney Movies

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    Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Jasmine(Aladdin), Pocahontas (Pocahontas) and Mulan (Mulan). The first three of which were released during the first-wave of feminism while the latter five were all released during the third-wave. Feminism has transformed greatly throughout those time periods, affecting the way women were viewed and portrayed. Using feminist theories and the comparison of previously released films, Mulan is considered to be the…

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    Feminism In Macbeth

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    The famous play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare in 1606 took place during the medieval times in Scotland, around the 11th century. The plot is about Scottish nobleman Macbeth who hears prophesy of him becoming King which awakens his desire to seize the throne. This is where his wife, Lady Macbeth, comes in - she tempts and bullies Macbeth into killing King Duncan. The play was written during the reign of King James I who saw himself as an expert on witchcraft. ‘Witches’ at that time were…

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    Feminism In Kindred

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    Octavia Estelle Butler, a black woman writer who devoted her life to produce a great series of American science fictions. Among all the works of literature that she wrote, the novel, Kindred, stands up to be one of her few science fictions describing the slavery. She makes a fabulous effort to add the element of science into slavery, which no one will think of it to be related to any scientific component. In Kindred, Butler represents the gloomy history of African American in the 18th century in…

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    Feminism In The Chaser

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    “The Chaser” shows the struggle that some men go through when looking for love. We start our story in an old man’s potion shop. He talks to our male lead character about his many potions for sale. He mentions a “life cleaner” potion that his older customers purchase for a great sum of money. Our lead man however does not want that and cannot afford that anyways. He is looking for a love potion. The old man tells him all these great things this love potion can do but when he asked the price, he…

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    Feminism In The Help

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    The Help, written by Kathryn Stockett, is a novel that describes the lives of African American maids and the white families they work for. They clean, cook, take care of white children, run errands, and do many other things. They also work for less than minimum wage. The novel is set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960’s. This time period was right after the Civil War and many African American people were fighting hard for equal rights. In the 1960’s, a large Civil Rights movement was going…

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    Feminism In The Penelopiad

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    Greek mythology although based in ancient times is still prevalent today. Many themes that appear in myths are still maintained in modern adaptations. Homer’s Greek epic, The Odyssey gets a fresh perspective in Margret Atwood’s novel The Penelopiad. Taking place during the same timeline of Odysseus’s long journey home, The Penelopiad brings to life the perspective of his wife, Penelope. Penelope who is miserable and longing her husband’s return has to take care of kingdom he left behind on her…

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    Feminism In Lysistrata

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    Aristophanes’ was a bold and a strong, sexual, and very opinionated man which he had reflected in his comedy play, “Lysistrata”. This comedy was quite the hit with many Athenian men for the simple fact that Lysistrata is a woman who was able to annihilate the Peloponnesian War with the help of women from different city-states, including Sparta. The Peloponnesian War that was between Athens and Sparta had begun over jealousy of each other’s power in Greece and had lasted from 431 to 404 BC.…

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