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Copy of Feminist Theory

Of Mice and Men literary criticism project

Danell Simons

on 11 March 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Feminist Theory

Feminist Theory From your own point of view, what is a feminist.

Five minutes to answer: BELLWORK Introduction Empowerment of women 5 points to Remember : Analysis Examples from the text: GENDER EQUALITY View how historically women were inferior to men Because I am a women, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "she doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "women don't have what it takes." -Clare Boothe Luce Jessica.A, Olisna.D, Edmerlis.S, Kimberly.C The advocacy of women's rights on the ground's of political, social and economic equality to men. *Liberal Feminism: which seeks equal rights through policy change but does not focus cultural issues.
*Radical Feminism:which seeks the abolition of gender as we know it.
*Cultural feminism, which seeks to establish competing female power structures, traditions, and norms. *"If George sees me talkin' to you he'll give me hell," Lennie said cautiously.
.* Her face grew angry. "What's the matter with me?" she cried. "Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody?"
*"Well, George says you'll get us in a mess."
* "What kinda harm am I doin' to you? Seems like they ain't none of them cares how I gotta live. I tell you I ain't used to livin' like this. I coulda made somethin' of myself." She said darkly,
."Maybe I will yet."
*.And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication, as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away. (Page 87 and 88) Analyzation A feminist would look at this passage and say that Curley's wife was being controlled by her husband. You could tell by reading this passage that she was deprived from being able to socialize to anyone but him. "Ain't I got a write to talk to nobody?" (Page.88) Curley's wife clearly states that she doesn't understand why she isn't allowed to have a conversation with anyone besides her husband. Values of women Gender inequality Questions used to analyze through a feminist lens
Feminist literary criticism is the critical analysis of literary works based on the feminist perspective
How are women marginalized in the language of literature Is the author of the text male or female? What are some of the attitudes of men towards women? But Lennie was not to be drawn. ''No sir. I aint going to talk to you or nothing.''

She knelt in the hay beside him. ''Listen,'' She said. All the guys got a horseshoe tenement goin' on. It's on'y about four o'clock. None of them guys is goin' to leave the tenement. Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.

Lennie said, ''Well, I aint suppose to talk to you or nothing
''I get lonely,''she said. ''You can talk to people, but I cant talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How'd you like not to talk to anybody?

Lennie said, ''well, I ain't supposed to. George's scared I'll get in trouble.

She changed the subject. ''What you got covered up there''?

Then all Lennie's woe came back on him. ''Jus' my pup.'' And he swept the hay from the top of it.
''Why, he's dead.'' She cried.

''He was so little,'' Said Lennie. ''I was jus' playin' with him...an' he made like he's gonna bite me...an' I made it look like I was going to smack him...an'...an' I done it. An' then he was dead.''

She consoled him. "Don't you worry none. He was jus' a mutt. You can get another one easy. The whole country is fulla mutts. Pg. 86-87. Curley's fine definitely feels lonely and useless. She can't talk to anyone, and when she does they tell her that she is just going to cause problems with Curley. Curley on the other hand, acts like a free man, doesn't ask for her opinion and doesn't care about what she says or think. In this scene she is finally able to befriend with Lennie and gets some of her emotions out while talking to him. She demonstrates she causes no harm, and is a caring woman (Unlike what others say about her) when she gives Lennie the advice about the pup he killed by mistake and tells him everything will be okay, and suggests him to just get a new one, since the whole country is full of them. Analyzation from pgs. 86-87
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