Breviloquent Investigation of Feminism in English Literature


  • M. Prabavathi Assistant Professor in English Department of Science and Humanities Karpagam Institute of Technology Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


Feminism, Feminist Theories, Feminist Waves, Rights


As quoted by Cheris Kramarae, “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” [1]. The rationale of this study is to emancipate the brief analysis of Feminism in English Literature. Literature is the mirror of the society so each text of renowned author reflects the tradition, customs and social condition of the age. Literature differs from age to age, generation to generation and gender to gender. Literature written by male writers differs from the literature produced by the female writers. The research work focuses only on the female writers and especially on the feminism. Feminism is a movement started by women which shares a common aim of; to define, establish and defend equal political, economic, cultural and social rights for women. Its aim is to seek equal opportunities for women in education and employment. The feminist generally fights, advocates and supports the women to achieve the rights and equality of women in the society. The feminist campaigns for rights of women such as property, contract law, voting, bodily integrity, autonomy and reproductive rights. Some feminists have worked to protect women and girls from domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault. They have also advocated for workplace rights, including maternity leave and forms of discrimination against women.


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Prabavathi, M. (2019). Breviloquent Investigation of Feminism in English Literature. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(10), 10. Retrieved from