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The portrayal of marriage and feminine sexuality in some women's writings

Show simple item record Nazrul, Shehrin 2010-09-21T03:23:39Z 2010-09-21T03:23:39Z 2009 2009-04
dc.identifier.other ID 05303005
dc.description This thesis is submitted in a partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English, 2009. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 77-81).
dc.description.abstract Both in contemporary and historical times ‘marriage’ has been considered as one the most important social institutions. The benefits of marriage are undeniable, yet in most of the cases the restrictions and bindings imposed on married women are also inevitable. To feminists, marriage is a site for female subordination, which binds women to household labour, which is undermined by society. Women’s economic solvency is an important path for women to emerge from this reliance on marriage. However, it is only recently that women have been able to emerge out of this dependence. The emergence of the ‘new woman’ of the early twentieth century also helps us to shift the focus away from maternal aspects only, and has resulted in new ways of depicting women and looking at their lives. My thesis will look into five texts by women writers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This thesis will try to explore the conditions and situation of women in society, specifically the position of women in marriage. Starting with the agendas of feminist movements, feminist criticisms and feminist interpretation of marriage, this thesis will analyze married life in the chosen texts. The ‘new woman’, madness, women’s individual happiness and autonomy will be traced by focusing on feminine sexuality. The purpose of the thesis is to find the position of women in marriage along with notions of marriage. This will be done by placing the texts in appropriate contexts and examining the position of the concerned authors en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Shehrin Nazrul
dc.format.extent 85 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject English and humanities
dc.title The portrayal of marriage and feminine sexuality in some women's writings en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University B.A. in English

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