In ‘Sweat’, her husband persistently harassed Delia who is the chief protagonist. She manages to survive several years of cruelty and this is only worsened by the fact that she lives in a time when the community can do …show more content…
This marked a sense of departure from the men dominated principles.
Eudora Welty: "A Worn Path"
When the story of women is told, it is always one of will power and struggle. In as much as some stories do want to accentuate this by weaving around romance, most at times, the same romance has been definitive of the struggle. Phoenix is an elderly woman who is described as being very brittle but she manages to embark on a mission to get drugs for her sick grandson.
One might be tempted to use this as a case study of how women have always been doing all the tough callings. But that would be unfair as the story itself lacks in such comparisons. It would be proper to use it as a case of how her will power as a brittle woman defines the extent to which she can go in order to save the ones she love. It draws into the aspect of humanity, of how despite who we are, we are inclined to let the good and will in us
human is being human and the fact that one is female makes her human still and thus the …show more content…
Angela Carter: "The Company of Wolves"
In synthesising this story, one cannot ignore the astonishing use of the oxymoron and how it helps to highlight the entire aspects of feminism, sexuality and the girl child and how these three are put head-to-head with vices such as corruption, race and misogyny (Carter). It is therefore important to also note that this kind of pitting of aspects together is only a case of how Carter has managed to address the issues that affect women by using the various vices in the society and not only the dogmas that have been created by men and/or reinforced by both genders to confine the freedom of women.
The images of men vs. women, corruption vs. sexuality and so on are thrown off the roof when the girl decides to use her sexuality. It does work to only reverse these images that are explicitly contrasting. Her innocence is greatly and irreversibly consumed by corruption and it can be argued that this level of transformation is actually a matter of inevitability. She needs such to survive contextually. This use of sexuality only works to show the need for wisdom—and by extension empowerment—in the use of sexuality as a measure of