Essay on Feminist Analysis on Blood Wedding

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EUROPEAN ACADEMIC RESEARCH
Vol. I, Issue 11/ February 2014

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Feminist Analysis Of Lorca’s “Blood Wedding”
REHANA KOUSAR
NIDA SARFRAZ
Department of English
Government College University, Faisalabad
Pakistan

Abstract:
This study explores Feminism in Lorca’s play, ‘Blood
Wedding’. Feminism asserts that women are treated as ‘sex objects’, non-significant other and witches. This study analyzes Blood Wedding at four levels; 1. Biological level 2. Linguistic level 3. Socio-cultural level 4. Psychoanalytical level coined by Elaine Showalter. Lorca deals with women in his drama as submissive. He praises their beauty but neither gives women names
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Here two men contend for the bride, a vessel that contains the potentiality both for life and death. The Bridegroom offers her the fulfillment of her tribal destiny, peace and fertility within nature. Leonardo offers separation from the tribe – an individuation that contains death. For Leonardo and the Bride both situations are tragic.
This study highlights the ways in which women in
Spanish society are victims of feminism. It proves that women are treated as sex objects, goddesses of beauty, bitches, witches and submissive creatures applying four levels such as biological level, linguistic level, socio-cultural level and psychoanalytical level. Jane Tompkins says in Me and My Shadow,
What enrages me is the way women are used as extensions of men, mirrors of men, devices for showing men off, devices for helping men get what they want. They are never there in their own right or rarely. The world of western contains no women.
Sometimes I think the world contains no women.

Literature Review:
Feminism is not a new prospective to analyze books rather than it is a voice that women rose for their right after 1st World War.
It gained a voice when Virginia Woolf wrote her book, ‘A Room of one’s own’ in which she says: “It is the male, who defines what it means to be female and who controls the political, economic, social and literary structures”. (Bressler 1994: 104)
Simon de Beauvoir in her book, The Second Sex, asserts:
“In a patriarchal

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