THE REFLECTION OF WOMEN AS A SYMBOL IN TOP GIRLS BY CARYL CHURCHILL AND A DOLL’S HOUSE BY HENRIK IBSEN
Published: 15 May 2015
Abstract: The aim of this study is to show that women are symbolized differently in different societies. Mostly, symbols are used to define the other meanings of some words or actions; however when it comes to women, they are used to depict the bitter facts of their situation in society. As known, politic and economic issues are not the only problems of women. They also argue for the significance of matters traditionally considered private and personal, rather than political, the structure of families, sexual relationships, appearance-related concerns or the words that women use while speaking. For example, women argue for their responsibilities related to family arrangements and child rearing tasks and pay less than men. Women want good jobs which enable them enough time to take care of their children and do family demands and equal pay with males.
Keywords: symbolism, feminism, oppression, discrimination, gender roles
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