Feminism and Marginalization

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ENG324
2013
TERM PAPER
QUESTION4: FEMINIST CRITICS HAVE A SPECIAL INTEREST ON HOW IMAGINATIVE LITERATURE REFLECTS THE LIVES OF WOMEN. USING FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM DISCUSS THE EXTENT TO WHICH FEMALE CHARACTERS AE MARGINALIZED AND TRIVIALIZED IN DEATH OF A SALES MAN MISS O SETEKENE

201005010
ENG324
2013
TERM PAPER
QUESTION4: FEMINIST CRITICS HAVE A SPECIAL INTEREST ON HOW IMAGINATIVE LITERATURE REFLECTS THE LIVES OF WOMEN. USING FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM DISCUSS THE EXTENT TO WHICH FEMALE CHARACTERS AE MARGINALIZED AND TRIVIALIZED IN DEATH OF A SALES MAN MISS O SETEKENE

201005010
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FEMINIST CRITICISM, MARGINALIZATION AND TRIVIALIZATION OF WOMEN

Female characters in Death of a salesman are marginalised and trivialised. Criticism from feminists reflects the lives of women and what extent they are marginalised and trivialised. Women are being relegated to a secondary level and are made unimportant as portrayed by critics, feminist and Arthur Miller in his book Death of a salesman and this can be derived from their views towards the topic. There are different reasons why and different ways in which women are made unimportant and ways in which this may be stopped if not minimized. Some feminist view marginalization and trivialization as factors brought about by equality or difference in gender or sex. They argue that women’s supposed differences from men have been used over the centuries to justify discrimination against women and their exclusion from full social and political citizenship. They argue that the constant differentiation, however has been that women have been given an inferior or secondary status in the society because of the assumed natural sexual difference pg9-10 (freedman. Feminism). For centuries difference has been the starting point of and justification for the creation of different social roles for men and women. Not only was women’s biological capacity for child birth and breast feeding and the generally lesser physical...
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