Essay about Feminist Literature

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Feminist literature is a broad term politically describing the role of women, and how they came to be activists in their pursuit of liberal freedom. The term feminism has been around for years, correlating with the movement of women’s aptitude to find a way in life and basically as in “The Awakening” such as Edna did, a voice.
“Feminism is a belief that women should fight for their equal rights, powers and opportunities as men do,” (Cambridge Dictionary). The antagonistic nature of the women in the Victorian period was to bring many changes in their lifestyle, and not follow the norm of the traditions and values in that time. This burning desire, to become free, emancipated, liberal, and to be able to speak freely of their thoughts was
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This was the period where women were not allowed to express their feelings, and suddenly had begun to wonder why not? Why was it such a crime to disagree, or even state an opinion? All their lives, they were brought up by their mother who corrupted their minds into believing that they had to follow their husband’s commands and act in certain way to fully satisfy the conditions of a wife and a mother. The women were in control in a way, but at the same time not in control of their own life. They were told to arrange social events, dinner parties, home décor, cooking, cleaning, and many other household duties. There was a limit to what the women in that era could or could not do.
Many of the great authors, like Marilyn Yalom and Thomas J. Schlereth, have brilliantly constructed the true picture of the women’s image from the Victorian period. “Queen Victoria herself embodied for the masses apotheosis of wife-and motherhood” (Yalom, 183). This explains that Queen Victoria was a well-defined woman of the era, and how she portrayed a public figured greatly admired by many females who saw her as their role model of a perfect mother, and housewife.
“A History of the Wife” is written by Marilyn Yalom and it objectifies that women in the same time period as the Victorian era were better off because they did not have the worry of divorce, or birth out of wedlock, or circumstances of love before marriage. Even so, they

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