Gender and Writing- Essay type questions

1. Examine two tools of female liberation, citing and evidencing appropriate instances from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Ba’s So Long A letter

SUGGESTED POINTS TO BE DEVELOPED

a. Education

b. Economic independence

c. Personal traits including bravery, intelligence and optimism

2. Gender stereotyping is prevalent in Mariama Ba’s So Long A Letter. With at least three references and instances from the text, discuss the notion of gender stereotyping.

SUGGESTED POINTS TO BE DEVELOPED

• Men as polygamists and adulterers


• Women as submissive and obedient


• Young girls as home wreckers


• Difficult in-laws.

3. Drawing instances from Achebe’s Things Fall Apart discuss the structure of the Umuofian society that made it patriarchal.

4. Discuss Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre as a feminist work of art.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE


The questions discussed above can also take different forms and styles. Let us consider these forms bearing in mind that they are the same or similar questions and can analysed just as those analysed above.

QUESTION 1

Examine two tools of female liberation, citing and evidencing appropriate instances from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Ba’s So Long A letter.

OR

With reference to Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, examine the factors the promote gender emancipation globally.

QUESTION 2

Gender stereotyping is prevalent in Mariama Ba’s So Long A Letter. With at least three references and instances from the text, discuss the notion of gender stereotyping.

OR

Defend the notion that Gender stereotyping is evident in Mariama Ba’s So Long A Letter.

QUESTION 3


Drawing instances from Achebe’s Things Fall Apart discuss the structure of the Umuofian society that made it patriarchal.

OR

Discuss the extent to which the fictional setting of Umuofia is patriarchal.

OR

In patriarchal societies, women are underprivileged”. With reference to Things
Fall Apart show how true this statement is.

OR

Explain the term masculinity and show how it is represented in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.

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QUESTION 4

Discuss Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre as a feminist work of art.

OR

Show how through Jane, Bronte expresses her strong feminist ideals/ideologies

OR


Examine the view that in Jane Eyre, Bronte reacts against the conventions or
patriarchal assumptions of her Victorian society.


OR


Jane is a metaphor for feminism’. Discuss this assertion, taking appropriate references from the text.

ILLUSTRATIVE WAYS OF TACKLING QUESTIONS


For the purpose of illustrations, questions 1 and 2 will be discussed extensively by way of considering how to answer such questions, how to develop points and cite instances, tackling its introduction, main body and finally its conclusion. A distinction will be drawn between how to tackle a Single Text Type Essay and a Comparative Essay. Its is my hope that after
going through this guide you will be able to write and analyse texts as easily as possible. Let us get started.

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DISCLAIMER: This illustrative document is to serve as a guide and nothing more, nothing less. All model essays answered in this guide are no where related to any examinations whatsoever. It will be sheer coincidence should any of the answered model questions appear in your examinations. This is to say that, in addition to your studies, use this document as means to an end.


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