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I have to write a 4-6 page paper (due today) on a theory. My teacher gave us the theories - marxist, feminism, postcolonial, queer, and cultural materialism. I have no idea what any of them mean, except feminism, and i can't find any info to help me online. i have to write the paper using one of these theories and one of the stories i've read thus far; Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman, Canterbury Tales (General Prologue, Pardoner's Prologue and Tale, Wife of Bath, Miller's Prologye and Tale, and the Closing), Everyman, and The Second Shepherds' Play. I have no idea what to do and this paper is due at 4:30 today. can you help me ????
Maybe! If you type really fast, stay off FB, and follow my five-step plan, you might have something resembling a paper to give your teacher at
In his work, The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne uses the main female characters, Hester’s defiance of societal standards and social norms to portray a pro-feminism stance, however; he challenges the feminist movement and ideals through male characters, like Chillingworth, who represent human nature and essentially solidify the extreme differences between men and women in not only the novel, but throughout most real societies.
We've got one big problem here, but before I get to that, let me address smaller concerns in red: