A Tale of Two Cities Essay | The Representation of Women in Texts and Its Relation to the Context

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The Representation of Women in Texts and Its Relation to the Context

Summary: Essay discusses the representation of women in texts and its relation to the context. The texts used are "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, "A Streetcar Named Desired" by Tennessee Williams, and Mark Protosevich's film "The Cell."
A topic that has changed over time is the representation of women, as there have been many identities of women from different times and cultures. Authors are aware of the values and attitudes of the people of their time, and pre-conceive the reader's response using the expectations, reactions and beliefs of the particular timeframe. Therefor, in order to understand texts from a different time or culture, their context must be applied. Today's view of women- independent, emotional and sexually appealing has changed considerably from the incapable, dependant and timid view of women in the 19th century. The representation of women in texts is reflected in the historical, cultural and personal contexts in which it was made. Some literary pieces that display general ideas of women are A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, A Streetcar Named Desired...

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