Goodman Brown finally parts with faith the name Faith is symbolic for obvious reasons here and sets out into the forest where he meets a man. Although he was expecting to find this man, who is described as looking much like Goodman Brown except older, he is frightened when he sees his figure looming in the dark forest ahead of him. Goodman finds it hard to believe this man knew his father or grandfather because he is clearly not a good character.
Feminist Short Stories The short stories compiled here will feature female characters who want equality.
They could also have characters living with inequality or living stereotypical female lives, or have women who come to realize what they want.
The feminism in some of the stories is overt and in others it is subtle. The stories can also be interpreted from other perspectives, but for each story a case can be made that it supports feminist principles or is illustrating the inequality that women experience. Read here I Stand Here Ironing Tillie Olsen A mother irons while speaking on the phone with someone a counselor or teacher who inquires about how they can help her daughter, Emily.
His wife is the primary suspect and she is held on suspicion of the murder. He play-fights with the kids. This leads to an argument and he accuses Faith of being a bad mother.
The Story of an Hour Kate Chopin A woman is given the news that her husband has been killed in a train accident.
Over the next hour, she thinks about what her life will be and experiences a range of emotions. She feels she has given up a lot of her identity for her husband. She tells him that she wants to go back to using her maiden name.
She has a lot of work to do and is subject to the many whims of her kids. Eventually, her brain and heart are affected by the demands placed on her.
Carrying the water is a status symbol and a break from the daily routine. One day one of the girls challenges this tradition. She supports him by washing clothes.
He schemes to get rid of Delia so he can take up with his mistress. Her family is supported by her uncles. She becomes a journalist and is eventually very successful. Weekend Fay Weldon Martha and Martin go with their kids to their cottage for the weekend.
Martha prepares for the trip and gets the kids ready herself. She works outside the home and seems to do everything inside the home as well. Fatma has married several times. Her father was known for killing his wives, so people get suspicious of her as well.
Her father sends her to another village to grow up; she returns when she is older but is treated badly, like her mother had been. The Birthmark Nathaniel Hawthorne Aylmer, an accomplished scientist, marries the beautiful Georgiana. She has a small birthmark on her left cheek.
Most men have viewed it positively while women have been critical of it. Aylmer becomes fixated with removing the mark. He has been using his daughter in experiments, making her immune to all poisonous plants.
Read here Lust Susan Minot The female narrator reminisces about all the men she has had in her life. Bebe gets an opportunity to work on a renovation project on the Brooklyn Bridge, but Mama Lil has old-fashioned ideas about what women can do.
Wants Grace Paley A woman runs into her ex husband outside a library where she is returning books that are eighteen years late. They gently argue about their life together and what made things go wrong. Le Guin Someone has been persuading all the animals to give up their names.
Most accept it without much resistance. It makes them feel closer.The Project Gutenberg EBook of Mosses from an Old Manse and Other Stories, by Nathaniel Hawthorne This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at .
Index to Primary Authors: Adams, Henry.: The Education of Henry Adams.: Aeschylus.: Agamemnon.: The Libation-Bearers. "Read together, these three short stories exemplify Hawthorne's key thematic concerns, and display all his art as a storyteller."--Jacket Includes bibliographical references Rappaccini's daughter -- Young Goodman Brown -- A select party.
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