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Hi! I am currently studying A level English Literature and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the representation of Women in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley? I am comparing it to the presentation of Women in Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Any comments are welcome!!
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Shelley highlights the ‘importance of diversity of gender' in her novel by giving the women enough time in the book to make an impression on the reader, however because of the date it was written, there obviously was not a need for women as much as men in novels.
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I worked with a professor a couple of years ago called Christopher Tyler who worked closely on the text of 'Brooklyn' by Colm Toibin. He said it was one of the most powerful stories for all women, but most particularly the character of Rose. He once said that she is arguably the most important character for power and control that women have in the novel due to the fact she basically sacrificed her life for Eilis to make a new one. Hope this helps x
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(Original post by stephjenkins2000)
I worked with a professor a couple of years ago called Christopher Tyler who worked closely on the text of 'Brooklyn' by Colm Toibin. He said it was one of the most powerful stories for all women, but most particularly the character of Rose. He once said that she is arguably the most important character for power and control that women have in the novel due to the fact she basically sacrificed her life for Eilis to make a new one. Hope this helps x
I agree! Always thought she was a much under appreciated character
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(Original post by KaiahR)
Hi! I am currently studying A level English Literature and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the representation of Women in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley? I am comparing it to the presentation of Women in Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Any comments are welcome!!
When I read 'Brooklyn' the most heart breaking part for me was when Eilis begins to blame herself for the death of her sister, which I believe shows a sense of blame among female character that tend to resonate throughout history don't you think? One of the most relatable pieces of text ever to be written I believe personally.
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When I read 'Brooklyn' the most heart breaking part for me was when Eilis begins to blame herself for the death of her sister, which I believe shows a sense of blame among female character that tend to resonate throughout history don't you think? One of the most relatable pieces of text ever to be written I believe personally.
Yes! thank you! I believe that part to be one of the most emotional and moving parts of the book as well.
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