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What ways does the oppression of women lead to their growth

Although Mary Agnes is a minor character, her presence and development plays a significant part in displaying the individuality and power females possess. Walker makes use of nominal determinism in the dismissive nickname “Squeak” to foreshadow that Mary Agnes will be a passive and weak victim, as her first impressions are “small and quiet”. Not to mention, patriarchal society conditions…

Journey from oppression to liberation: acts of resistance in kis hwar naheed poetry

Abstract The aim of this paper is to offer some examples of reading feminist agency through an analysis of the poems of Pakistan’s pre-eminent feminist poet, Kishwar Naheed. Some images of women’s oppression and their acts of resistance in Naheed’s poetry are highlighted and illustrated from feminist perspective while utilizing Scott’s theory of “Everyday Resistance.” This paper also aims to…

Oppression

Hosseini and Walker meticulously explore the concept of patriarchal oppression as they both attempt to illustrate the power of male dominance over their protagonists. A dimension concerning economic oppression is explained by Patricia Collins as the denial of vote, yet in Walker’s novel, it is presence of male patriarchal subjugation as Celie is impregnated and unable to receive education. Walker…

Us and them: the comfort and oppression of the social walls

A specter is haunting the global village – the specter of tribalism. From chasing specific groups to making political decisions of global impact, all humanity seems to be united in a holy alliance to this specter. How many conflicts are based on ethnic differences between the groups involved? How many groups, even, make political decisions based not on facts and…

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