Essay #6 Honors English 11 - Ashley Dozier Bolton Honors English 11 24 April 2016 The Evolution of Female Voices Throughout history women have been

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Ashley Dozier Bolton Honors English 11 24 April 2016 The Evolution of Female Voices Throughout history women have been belittled, oppressed, and rejected due to the simple attribute of their gender. With very little rights in society, women were seen as weak and inferior in the eyes of men. In literature women were always wrote as secondary characters, mistresses, wives, or maids. Female authors, such as Charlotte Brontë, attempted to integrate themselves into a public atmosphere, a male tradition, and experienced the struggle of “obedience and resistance”, which appears in the novel Jane Eyre . In the novel, Jane Eyre is a young orphan who is sent away to a boarding school and as she aged she accepted a governess position at Thornfield owned by Edward Rochester whom which she begins a love affair with. Throughout the story Jane was always receiving and obeying orders but overtime developed a voice of her own. A similar situation happens in the short story “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston, in which main character Delia Jones is abused by her husband but is soon set free of his abuse when he is attacked by a rattlesnake. Differently, in th e Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, Katniss Everdeen is seen as a beacon of hope in there dictated post-apocalyptic society. Overtime the voice of female authors has changed due to the acceptance of female voices in society. In the novel Jane Eyre , Eyre’s expression of emotion demonstrated the beginning of the evolution female voices. As a child, Eyre was sent to a religious boarding to correct her “disobedient” behavior. She soon became an obedient and respectful woman who followed the

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