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Feminism in "A Complicated Kindness"
An analysis of the feminism in the story "A Complicated Kindness" by Miriam Toewe.
# 142155 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , Women Studies (Feminism)

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This paper discusses how feminism can be seen throughout the story as the mother and sister leave the community because of feminism and as the main character, Nomi Nickel, struggles to live as a teenage girl who has few freedoms. The paper discusses how the setting based during the 1970's was a time of change for women.

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"In November 2004, Miriam Toews' novel, "A Complicated Kindness", won the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction in English" (Neufeld 99). The story grabs the interest of the reader because Toews paints a verbal picture of what life would be like for a teenage girl who lives in a Mennonite community in the 1970s. The teenage girl struggles to understand her own identity while handling the grief of losing her mother and sister. The setting of the story centers around life in the 1970s where women remained at home to care for the family and men were the head of the home. Feminism can be seen throughout the story as the mother and sister leave..."

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