Alankrita Pathak ,
Little Women through a Feminist Lens,
4 (3) IJLMH Page 442 - 448 (2021), DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11494
Feminism as a concept has been always a little too hard to understand. Going through different phases and adapting to different definitions, it has become a broad term. Here, the aim is to analyse the movie “Little Women” (1994) through a feminist lens. The movie appears to fit nicely into the genre of literature for young girls at first glance, but it surprisingly transcends many of the nineteenth-century gender stereotypes. Little Women questioned society's definitions of stereotypical gender roles and pushed the limits of expectations put on both men and women to comply with society's standards. An attempt has been made here to link the actions of the characters in the movie to represent different phases and waves of feminism and how the movie stands as an excellent example of contemporary issues too despite being from a different time period.
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