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Essay | Women and Desire: the Unwillingness of Society to Permit Desire in Women

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Women and Desire: the Unwillingness of Society to Permit Desire in Women

Summary: Essay gives an analysis of the roles of women in literature such as "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin and "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Portrait of a Madonna" by Tennessee Williams.


Fulfillment of desire has always been a popular theme in novels, plays and short stories because it has been undeniable and problematic in women throughout history. Novels such as The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, as well as plays like A Streetcar Named Desire and "Portrait of a Madonna," by Tennessee Williams, often show what society would ensure happened to these women if they were ever to follow through and try to fulfill their desires, be them sexual desires or otherwise. According to this novels and plays, women that strive to fulfill their desires eventually come to a tragic end because the society cannot permit a woman to liberate herself from the stigma of the repressed desire without also letting go of the social status that this repressed desire imparts them. Society states that if a woman indulges in...

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This section contains 3,412 words
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