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Comparison of texts: "The Awakening"-Kate Chopin, "Wide Sargasso Sea"-Jean Rhys, "Selected Poems"-Sylvia Plath
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Feminist Trends to Portray Unrealistic Male Villains: A Critical Response Name Course Tutor Date Feminist Trends to Portray Unrealistic Male Villains: A Critical Response In contemporary feminist discourses, the common trend, among the literary frontiers, is very often to associate patriarchy with women’s inferiority, suppressed voice and lack of identity in the society.
In such impeachment of the male characters, they repeatedly confuse between the individual male characters and the overall patriarchy. This failure to pursue the dichotomy between a male in a particular context and patriarchy as a much wider topic tend to misguide them to offload their wrath on their male counterparts slaying them with merciless triumph. One, but not all, of these rigid and fundamental feminists is Sylvia Plath whose, upon being read by an unbiased reader, is bound to convey the perception that she is one of those very rare victims of the male tortures and suppressions. Here the term, ‘male’, should denote to a particular or specific man, and is not applicable to patriarchy in a broader context. Plath’s narrators’ common antagonism against men as a community of oppressors compels a reader, though misguidedly, to think of the peculiarity of their behavior and attitude toward men. Such frenzied peculiar violence of one of Plath’s narrator is evident in the following lines from the poem, “Lady Lazarus”: “Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair / And I eat men like air” (Plath, “Lady Lazarus”). ...
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