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I am wondering if you could suggest novels that portray women as a force that helped to...
Topic: LiteratureI am wondering if you could suggest novels that portray women as a force that helped to save men from their foolish mistakes.
Where they are the voice of reason among men's irrational mentality. Female charachters helping men to realize their mistakes and guiding them to the correct path.
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Number of plays and novels have been written in the respect which shows the intelligence and power of women over men;
George Bernard Shaw's "Candida": Character of Candida.
George Bernard Shaw's " Arms and the Man": Character of Louka.
George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan": Character of Joan of Arc.
Henrik Ibsen's "Doll's House": Character of Nora.
Margaret Atwood's "Surfacing": Unnammed Character.
William Shakespeare's " Merchant of Venice": Character of Portia.
Right now these are in my mind , further if I remember I Shall tell you.
Posted by amitsingh11582 on April 26, 2012 at 3:39 AM (Answer #2)
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To a certain extent the Dostoyevsky's novels Crime and Punishmentand The Brothers Karamazov fit this descrition, as well as Tolstoy's Resurrection, where female characters correct the spiritual mistakes of the men though they are unable to correct the already committed (violent) acts of the men.
Posted by e-martin on April 26, 2012 at 6:09 PM (Answer #3)
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I agree about Crime and Punishment and would add Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, and even Janie in Their Eyes Were Watching God. In Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, Lucie Manette says nothing directly to make Sidney Carton trade his life for another man, but she is his inspiration to do something out of love for her--something which also serves as his redemption.
Posted by auntlori on April 28, 2012 at 4:51 AM (Answer #4)
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