Femininity Essay Examples

Construction of femininity

The very titles of both plays, Gertrude, The Cry and Ophelia Thinks Harder offer the grounds for the presumption that the central theme is related to a woman. Furthermore, in the light of postmodernism one may presuppose to read the revisionary approach on the woman’s question. Now when Gertrude and Ophelia have become the archetypes,… View Article

Women in Macbeth by william shakespeare

This essay is only my opinions and interpretation of female characters in the play by William Shakespeare. When I studied the play at the university, I mainly focused three main themes on the play: the supernatural power, the hallucination of the Statement ‘fair is foul and foul is fair’ spoken by three witches. Actually there… View Article

Egyptian king

The two sculptures that I chose to compare and contrast were the Cycladic Woman Figure and the Menkaure and Khamerernebty sculpture. Though each is from a distinctly different culture and historical time period, each depicts the female form in a unique and positive light, utilizing characteristic artistic details from the time period in which it… View Article

“The Buck” by Joyce Carol Oates

In the short story entitled “The Buck” written by Joyce Carol Oates, we are introduced to two quite interesting characters, namely Melanie Snyder and Wayne “Woody” Kunz. These two characters both struggle with different aspects of their personal lives; in Wayne Kunz’s case, he is in constant battle with his manhood, whereas Melanie Snyder has… View Article

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Disney Animation 1937

A fairytale is a short story designed to both amuse children and to convey basic morals and principles and give life lessons. Most of the fairytales that children are told today have been passed down through generations often dating back to the eighteenth century and before. Because of their early origins, female representation in fairytales… View Article

Analysis of Lady Macbeth

When James Brown sings that “this is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl” (Brown), this is true for both Lady Macbeth and Bianca. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew, Lady Macbeth and Bianca are both female characters who struggle for power in a… View Article

Regret by Kate Chopin

In the short story “Regret” by Kate Chopin, a woman named Mamzelle Aurelie has to watch a neighbor’s four children for two weeks. Mamzelle is an old and lonely woman who never believed in love or marriage. She has never had a man, nor been married, and lives alone on her farm with some animals…. View Article