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    Being a priest or priestesses is a honor but somehow the priest amasses more power than the priestess that preceded him. During the matrilinear times, everybody in the society was looked at as an equal. Living with superiors or having hierarchy in society wasn’t very much present. Nevertheless, during the time of patriarchy that was the complete opposite. There was such thing as a hierarchy, as well as someone being a ruler. Although priestess is a derived term of priest they held totally different positions within the community. So being that during the matriarchy there was a such thing equality and peace, but during the time of patriarchy, there were a time of destruction, and hierarchy, it was all about power. Yes, during the time of matriarchy…

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    Colonialism And Patriarchy

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    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…

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    Modern Day Patriarchy

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    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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    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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    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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    said, “Literature is a question minus the answer.” In William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, the question that is asked is “what impact does women resisting patriarchy have on their relationships?” Shakespeare’s treatment of this question reveals that women have the potential to illuminate the benefits of resisting patriarchy. Adriana is the wife to Antipholus of Ephesus. Given Antipholus of Ephesus’ fondness for the Courtesan, throughout the play, Adriana worries that her husband has…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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