Female Stereotypes in Pre-Modern Literature Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Female Stereotypes in Pre-Modern Literature
An examination of the sterotypical representation of women in pre-modern literature.
# 124065 | 1,250 words | 23 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (English) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper examines and discusses the female stereotypes of pre-modern literature through Chaucer's Wife of Bath in "The Canterbury Tales", Marie de France's "The Lay of the Were-Wolf" (or Bisclavaret), and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."

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"Through the ages, women have been depicted in a number of ways in literature; the fair and docile maid, the conniving schemer, the clever wise woman, the obedient wife. Most literature written during the pre-modern or medieval time, however, was written by men. Folk tradition, the status quo of pre-modern life, depicted women as inferior to men, thus firmly enforcing traditional gender roles. These traditions or stereotypes predated Christian biblical patriarchal teaching as well as reinforced them."

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