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The Effect of Women in The Island of Dr. Moreau
Transcript of The Effect of Women in The Island of Dr. Moreau
Women had a more sexual appearance
Free spirited, sexual behavior
The start of the "modern" woman
("46d. Flappers") In the novel, the lack of women is indicative of their very minimal role. Three Classes of Quotes Women in 1896 Height of the women's suffrage movement (Shull)
In general, women's rights were still limited compared to men (Radek) Quotes that couple men and women Quotes in which females are passive Quotes in which women appear to be active “First to arrive was the Satyr, strangely unreal for all that he cast a shadow and tossed the dust with his hoofs. After him from the brake came a monstrous lout…then appeared the Swine-woman and two Wolf-women…—all hurrying eagerly"(89). Quotes that couple men and women “My trouble took the strangest form. I could not persuade myself that the men and women I met were not also another Beast People…and that they would presently begin to revert,—to show first this bestial mark and then that”(130). “I know this is an illusion; that these seeming men and women about me are indeed men and women,—men and women for ever, perfectly reasonable creatures, full of human desires and tender solicitude, emancipated from instinct and the slaves of no fantastic Law,—beings altogether different from the Beast Folk"(130). Quotes in which females are passive “The females were less numerous than the males, and liable to much furtive persecution in spite of the monogamy the Law enjoined”(82). “So indurated was I at that time to the abomination of the place, that I heard without a touch of emotion the puma victim begin another day of torture. It met its persecutor with a shriek, almost exactly like that of an angry virago”(97-98). “There were three Swine-men and a Swine-woman, a mare-rhinoceros-creature, and several other females whose sources I did not ascertain. There were several wolf-creatures, …and there was a particularly hateful (and evil-smelling) old woman made of vixen and bear, whom I hated from the beginning.…"(83). Quotes in which women appear to be active “Some of them—the pioneers in this, I noticed with some surprise, were all females—began to disregard the injunction of decency, deliberately for the most part. Others even attempted public outrages upon the institution of monogamy. The tradition of the Law was clearly losing its force. I cannot pursue this disagreeable subject”(123). “It is a curious thing, by the bye, for which I am quite unable to account, that these weird creatures—the females, I mean—had in the earlier days of my stay an instinctive sense of their own repulsive clumsiness, and displayed in consequence a more than human regard for the decency and decorum of extensive costume”(84). 1992: Year of the Woman 1996 Adaptation: Historical Context Many women elected to the senate
(U.S. Senate) 1991: Glass Ceiling Commission Investigated bias against women
("Glass Ceiling Commission") 1994: Violence Against Women Act 1995: White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach IMPORTANT WOMEN OF THE 1990s Madeleine Albright Val Ackerman
Mae Jemison Bonnie Blair "Improved criminal justice response to violence against women"
("The Violence Against Women Act") Created after Take Our Daughters to Work Day in 1993
(The Office House) Works Cited 1. "46d. Flappers." Flappers [ushistory.org]. Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.
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3. "Biography: Madeleine Korbel Albright." Biography: Madeleine Korbel Albright. U.S. Government, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.
4. Flapper Culture and Style. N.d. Photograph. N.p.
5. "Glass Ceiling Commission (1991-1996)." Http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/. Cornell University, 2008. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.
6. The Island of Dr. Moreau. Dir. John Frankenheimer. Perf. Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. 1996. Aug. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.
7. Lewis, Jone J. "Bonnie Blair." About.com. About Women's History, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.
8. The Office House: Office of Women's Initiatives and Outreach. N.p., 27 Apr. 2000. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.
9. Radek, Kimberly. "Women in the 19th Century." Women in Literature . Illinois Valley Community College, 21 Apr. 2008. Web. 22 Feb. 2013.
10. Shull, Sara. "The Women's Rights Movement." The Women's Rights Movement. N.p., 8 Jan. 2000. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.
11. Toronto Reference Staff. 1895. Photograph. Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Canada. Web.
12. "U.S. Senate: Art & History Home Historical Minutes 1964-Present "Year of the Woman"" U.S. Senate: Art & History Home Historical Minutes 1964-Present "Year of the Woman" US Senate, 1 Jan. 1993. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.
13. "The Violence Against Women Act." Whitehouse.gov. The White House, n.d. Web.
14. Wells, H. G,. The Island of Dr. Moreau. N.p.: Penguin, 1996. Print.
15. "WNBA.com: Val Ackerman." WNBA. Women's National Basketball Association, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. Concluding Argument Women play a minimal role in the book, which does not create any significant claims
Women in the 1932 movie represent temptation
Women in the 1996 movie represent empowerment and leadership Citations for these listed on outline