The Second Sex Summary

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  • 6 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (6)

1,771 words, approx. 6 pages
Critical Essay by Jean Leighton The somber thesis of The Second Sex that it is a malediction to be a woman finds substantial support in [Simone de Beauvoir's] novels inasmuch as the feminine ch... Read more
2,799 words, approx. 10 pages
Critical Essay by Naomi Greene While all the ambivalences in [Simone de Beauvoir's] work may not be attributable to Sartre, so much of her argument is based on Sartrean concepts, so many of the... Read more
2,821 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following essay, Ascher examines Beauvoir's views concerning freedom, morality, and women's oppression as delineated in The Second Sex and The Ethics of Ambiguity. How does the in... Read more
5,517 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay, Moi discusses Beauvoir's philosophical analysis of female oppression in The Second Sex. "For Simone de Beauvoir," writes Moi, "women are fundamental... Read more
3,998 words, approx. 14 pages
In the following essay, Houlding discusses the influence of the Nazi Occupation of France on Beauvoir's intellectual development and philosophical insights in The Second Sex. According to Hould... Read more
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In the following essay, Simons explores elements of Marxist, socialist, and psychoanalytic theory in Beauvoir's feminist philosophy. According to Simons, "Beauvoir, in The Second Sex, la... Read more