In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown," both authors question the sociocultural expectations of male and female gender roles. In this analysis, I highlight the differences and similarities between the two Romantic writers, which I believe challenges and questions the traditional values of their time.
By analyzing the digital archive entitled, “Remarks on the Employment of Females as Practitioners in Midwifery. By a Physician” by Walter Channing, I hope to highlight the prejudice surrounding women practitioners and analyze the problematic issues of male dominance in the medical field.
In Oscar Wilde's infamous play, The Importance of Being Earnest, I will explore how Jack, the main protagonist, shies away from the societal pressures around him, and, instead, develops a double identity. You'll find that Jack's love of the town, his need to avoid his duties as a guardian, and his desire to shed his uptight reputation feeds his creation of this doppelgänger persona.