Traditional feminism is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes". This means that women should be equal to men in economic, political, and social status. Another type of feminism, as seen in literature, occurs when traditional gender roles are reversed.
The novel Beloved by Toni Morrison has many examples of feminism. One example of feminism is the simple fact that many of the main characters are women. Sethe, the main character, lived as a slave and escaped from her plantation. By believing in her own abilities, valuing her life as a human being rather than just as a slave, and choosing to escape, Sethe is being a feminist. All of the women in the novel, despite their struggles, work together to make the best life possible.
The fact that Sethe decides which men she will join in relationships is another example of feminism in the novel Beloved. S ethe chooses not to marry, an idea that was not common in the 1800s when the...
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