Discuss why the voices of the female characters
The female voice in the readings is at times heroic and admirable while at other times is repressed and silent. the characters in the literary texts listed below are affected by the historical and social contexts in which they appear, but even with this a reader can glean much about how female gender identity as a cultural construct is an integral part of the human stories in the course. Discuss why the voices of the female characters even when they are silenced within the text stand out as crucially connected to our understanding of respect, justice and the need for change. In addressing this topic, make specific reference to at least 4 of the texts listed: My Last Duchess, Beartown, Hamlet and The Yellow Wallpaper.