The Battle of the Sexes in English Literature Comparison Essay by Captllonestar

The Battle of the Sexes in English Literature
An overview of English Literature focusing on the history of gender roles and stereotypes in major novels.
# 6480 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Comparison) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies)

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This paper describes the battle of the sexes through writings in English literature. It includes quotes from Chaucer, Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", Milton's "Paradise Lost", and Gay's "The Beggar's Opera". The time period ranges from the middle ages, the renaissance, to the enlightenment. All quotes are from the Norton Anthology Seventh edition and are sited according to MLA format.

From the Paper:

"From the beginning of time, the battle of the sexes has been a ferocious conflict; a conflict where women have often been on the losing side. This is truly evident from reading early English literature. Men have had the dominate roles over their women counterparts no matter what the prevailing time period was. Although women's rights diminished and replenished over the centuries, there was never a time when men and women were considered to be equal."

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