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Title: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE IMAGES OF MEN AND WOMEN IN THE WORKS OF SOME ETHIOPIAN WOMEN WRITERS
Authors: Mulumebet, Zenebe
Advisors: Dr. Fekade Azeze
Copyright: Jun-1996
Date Added: 20-Nov-2012
Abstract: The research aims at analysing the images of men and women in the workgof five Ethiopian women writers. The study is comparative in nature. It tries to determine whether or not there exists a similarity or difference in the way the writers portrayed their men and women characters. The thesis is divided into three chapters. The first chapter gives a brief review of the critical work in the field of study. The next two chapters deal with the analysis of the books by the women writers. Chapter two discusses characters portrayed in relation to the theme of seduction. Men and women characters that are depicted in relation to the culture of the Ethiopian society are analyzed in the final chapter. Many of the women characters are depicted as the victims of men's cruelty and ignorance. The rest are presented as the victims of the Ethiopian culture that does not consider women equal to men. The writers seem to propose economic independence to women so that they could live according to their free will. In most of the works the women characters are favoured by the writers. The feelings of the men characters are not given due attention. Without sufficient reason, the women become successful, while the men fail in life. The writers try to cover the naivety of the women characters by putting all the blame on the men and the culture. While emphasizing on the themes of their respective stories, the writers worked less for the plausibility of their characterization.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3838
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