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  • Colonialism And Patriarchy

    Colonialism and patriarchy lead to a number of parallel relationships made between individuals occupying similar roles. Through the colonial missions goal of “remaking the Other in the image of the Self, inevitably needed and produced culturally hybrid subjects among the colonizers as well as the colonized” (Krishnaswamy 39). There seems to be a merging of sexual, gendered, and national identities in Anna Lombard. Gerald remarks that natures craves “to return to the type which is neither extreme in all cases has mixed that inviolable instinct with men and women’s desire” (Cross 27). Although he is referring to men and women desiring a significant other with opposite coloring, this also corresponds to desire for whatever is opposite. There…

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  • Modern Day Patriarchy

    The term patriarchy is defined as “a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line” (Merriam Webster). In addition, this word which originated from the Greek language can also mean, “a system of society or government organized on patriarchal lines which means the men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it” ( Merriam Webster).The ideas of patriarchy is something that I had never thought about…

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  • The Yellow Wallpaper Patriarchy

    system by writing her diary against the will of her patriarchal husband. This is the first step of her liberation from the prison of marriage. Only her creativity makes it possible for the protagonist to escape the control of her husband. Her creativity, however, is slowly turning to insanity. Charlotte Perkins Gilman clearly shows this increasing level of insanity by depicting the development of the narrator. At first her stream of thoughts is rational and imaginative, but later her thoughts…

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  • Patriarchy In Burial Rites

    Hannah Kent's novel, Burial Rites follows the events leading up to the central character, Agnes Magnusdottir's inevitable death in northern Iceland in 1829. Kent, has used the characters, setting and circumstances of the novel to explore the inequality grounded in gender and the hypocrisy of religion. She has used a range of techniques to highlight female oppression and to explore how a strict patriarchy affects women. Kent also wants the reader to consider how religion can frame the ethical…

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  • Theme Of Patriarchy In Caetana Says No

    Patriarchy is defined as being a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family. The book Caetana Says No is about two women who are from two different parts of the caste system but both are dealing with patriarchy. Because of there social standings there experiences are different. Both of there stories take place in Brazil one is young the other old. Although both women are under patriarchs the affects differ. In Caetana’s story she rebels against her…

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  • Patriarchy Ideology And Gender Equality

    proximity, school districts, and the like…” (Keifer 192). Patriarchy ideology requires a home in an upscale community, even though it means Keith’s commute to work furthers his absence at home. The new location also offers a prestigious high school for Quinn (192). While Keith’s career demands all of his energy, it exerts privilege when complying to traditional gender roles. Patriarchy promotes financial prosperity as a man’s fundamental responsibility (Lois 83). Keith’s ability to send Quinn to…

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  • Analysis Of Patriarchy And Gender Inequality

    Patriarchy and Gender Inequality: A cross cultural analysis Patriarchy is a system where father (or another male member of the family) is the leader of the household and this leadership role is descended through the male line (Hunnicut, 2009; Tracy, 2007). According to Tracy (2007), patriarchy leads to many current societal problems as it inherently promotes gender inequality, with males dominating the social system and females not receiving equal status/rank.…

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  • Patriarchy In A Mid Summer Night's Dream

    The oppressive power of patriarchy has remained an unyielding force within human civilization. In William Shakespeare’s comedy A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, he makes a point to interject strong female leads who challenge the rules of patriarchy, in hopes that women at the time of the play’s production will too challenge the patriarchal society in which they are submerged in. Hippolyta, Hermia, Helena and Titania all in their own individual and unique ways either challenge the enforced social…

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  • Patriarchy In Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman

    From the very beginning, the world has been divided into two stereotypical groups namely the male and the female. This distinction is made on the basis of biological and social difference. Patriarchy, the dominance of male over the female, defines female identity where the female are considered to be logically, morally and culturally inferior to the male. In a patriarchal society, women are considered as “other”. They are treated as object of sexual pleasure, destined to give birth to child and…

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  • The Patriarchy In Marge Piercy's A Work Of Artifice

    Women in today’s society are a lot freer than they used to be. That isn’t to say they are completely free of the patriarchy, however they have a lot more freedoms, and less stress on how they should behave. In Marge Piercy’s “A Work of Artifice,” the author uses the continuous metaphor of a bonsai tree to represent women in a patriarchal society, and how they are treated in areas such as” their looks, their intelligence, and their actions. In terms of looks, women have had the most stress put…

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