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WEEK 10

alright, honestly for this post i have no clue where to begin coz i felt in today's class dr raihana drowned us with so much input my i felt i had CONFUSED scribbled on my forehead. it wasnt a horrid class it was just as interesting as usual just that there was lots to take in. ok before i start babbling about how perplexed i was lets get straight to it shall we

the focus was on GENDER CRITICISM
we dug deeper into FEMINIST CRITICISM
gender identities are based from
  1. personal experience eg. stages you go through in puberty
  1. public expectations eg. how society determines the way you look,dress,think,behave
CONSTRUCT = manmade, eg. man/woman, masculine/feminine
GOD GIVEN = whats been biologically given that determines ur anatomical gender

through John Mayer's song "Daughters" we learn that nurture, the way a woman was brought up can affect the way she behaves in society. also in snippet we saw of the autobiographical movie "Becoming Jane" on Jane Austen's life, women during the 19th period had no say in their life choices. they lived in a patriarchal society where everything was decided by their fathers' or their would be husbands'.

therefor femenist critism stems from
  1. the longing for equality among genders
  2. trying to bring an end to social injustice towards women
  3. breaking away from culture's expectations on women
however, we learnt that its not just women that are pressured to uphold the society's expectations, even men face this sort of pressure. what defines them as masculine? is it if they are dominant and abusive towards women? therefor both genders have to struggle to break out of the mould that society has placed on them.

i think the key concept of FEMINIST CRITICISM is that female writers want to dispel the viewpoint that women are voiceless and are just seen as mere objects. female writers and in this feminist criticism move, are trying prove through their work that women aren't just sexual objects but beings with opinions and emotions.

i know this post is really not organised and some of the ideas are scattered. hope you lot can decipher all this. sorry i think i'm having blogger's block or something

Arththi Sathananthar 8/9/09

2 critiques:

Waterfall said...

you said: "i know this post is really not organised and some of the ideas are scattered. hope you lot can decipher all this. sorry i think i'm having blogger's block or something".

i say: far from it. its very coherent and presents all the issues covered. well done!

Critical Appreciation said...

OMG really?? thanks i hope the others feel the same way too

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