Tag Archive: Women

Haywood, Fantomina, Sovay, and Babooshka: The Legacy of Disguising Oneself to Gain Information and Experience

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From the time women were able to write for a living, they were more than eager to rewrite the stereotypical women characters that men had been creating. However, authors like Eliza Haywood knew… Continue reading

Mary Wollstonecraft’s Feminism Legacy

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Mary Wollstonecraft left a legacy that impacts feminism today.

Defend or Die: The Women of Camelot

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“The Lady of Shalott” and “The Defense of Guenevere” are Victorian era poems of the Arthurian tradition that focus on female characters that are negatively affected because their desires cannot be met without… Continue reading

It’s a Goblin’s Goblin’s Goblin’s Market

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As so often seen in the Victorian Age, the idea of the world being a “man’s world” does not come as a surprise when thinking of Victorian literature. However, Christina Rossetti puts forth… Continue reading

Textual Analysis of Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market”

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Christina Rossetti’s Victorian-era poem, “Goblin Market”, is mired in allegorical representations of biblical proportions. Specifically, allusions to Eve’s temptation in the Garden of Eden in the book of Genesis as well as Christ’s… Continue reading

The Lady’s Dressing Room MEME

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This meme represents Strephon’s lack of knowledge toward women. In Jonathon Swift’s “The Lady’s Dressing Room”, Strephon goes into Celia’s dressing room and finds out how filthy and stinky her chamber is. He… Continue reading

The Rossetti’s Forbidden Desires

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  Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” exposes the ideas and looks placed on women while also combining shocking concepts for that time.  Within the poem the reader will clearly see the sexual tones being used… Continue reading

The Loss of The Savior in Images – The Goblin Market

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Playboy’s 1973 illustrations of The Goblin Market leaves little imagination room as to what is going on in Christina Rossetti’s poem. The poem is very complex in the ideas it presents. Rossetti’s work… Continue reading

Imperialism and its Emphasis on a Mother/Child Relationship in “The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point”

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The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point- Elizabeth Barrett Browning “Text” Category Imperialism is present throughout the history of the uprising of the British Empire and the effects it has on the readership and… Continue reading

The History of Mary Prince, a tremendous step towards Freedom

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“White people who keep slaves think that black people are like cattle, without natural affection. But my heart tells me it is far otherwise.” It is by her emotional standpoints that Mary Prince… Continue reading

Slavery: More Than Forced Labor

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Enslavement in Visions of the Daughters of Albion is depicted in William Blake’s progressive text. Oothoon, the female protagonist, is bound by society’s standpoint on purity. She is further bound when raped by… Continue reading

Without Education–There is no “Happily Ever After”

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Mary Astell is a firm believer that women’s rights are just as important as a man’s. In her essay Some Reflections Upon Marriage, she argues these positions. Mary Astell grew up in Newcastle… Continue reading

Mary Shelley & Tim Burton : The Frankenstein Effect

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Literary monsters have made huge impacts on our society through their influence on books, television and most importantly films. Some of these literary monsters include Dracula and the bogeyman, but thereis one other… Continue reading

A Historical Perspective of the Narrative of Mary Prince

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Mary Prince, the first woman to write a personal slave narrative account. Mary Prince, a slave born in Bermuda, wrote one of the first slave narratives ever written by a woman. She details… Continue reading

The Lady of Shalott: A Poem and A Painting

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The symbol captured by the figure of The Lady of Shalott within famous works of art help to embody her as an artwork itself: a living piece of life held captive by her… Continue reading

Swift to Judge a Lady’s Dressing Room

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Jonathan Swift  shamelessly shows us his views about women  in his poem “A Lady’s Dressing Room.”  As such Swift has been been called misogynist throughout his satire. However I believe that while Swifts… Continue reading

Feminism

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In the last two segments, I addressed the prevalent hyper-sexualized women that appear throughout She. There is a stark contrast with the time period and the popular view of women; it is exotic… Continue reading

The Feast of St. Agnes: Turning a Virgin’s Sacrifice into the Art of Divination

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Despite the background information given to the reader by Keats about the rituals performed upon the eve of the Feast day of St. Agnes (January 21st) the history behind these rituals and the… Continue reading

The Image of the Objectified Woman Has Barely Changed

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The image of women in popular media has changed little over the years, with most of the changes happening more recently in the past few decades. Today we can see a plethora of… Continue reading

The Disguise of Love

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Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze, deals with the shenanigans of our female heroine’s (if one believes this the correct term for such a character) attempts to gain the love and… Continue reading

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