The social commentary of literary texts can be explored through multiple analytical lenses to reveal different perspectives, One such lens is the feminist theory which examines the disparity between men and women and the role of women in society. Edith Wharton’s The House ofMirth, Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and William Shakespeare’s The Rape ofLucrece all portray a female protagonist who is oppressed by men within their patriarchal societies. This oppression leads to a myriad of problems focused on these women, who…...
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