— [http://goo.gl/Gpfvek] Detailed ("Souls Belated ") Project Specifications: 1500-word essay on the short story Souls Belated by Edith Wharton: standard five-paragraph essay format, cite your sources in correct MLA format, you may not have more than 10-15% quoted or paraphrased or summarized material; annotated bibliography with five (5) secondary sources: the publication information
and a 5-10 sentence summary of that particular secondary source. The esssay has to have bibliography list or works cited + 5 secondary sources w/annotated bibliography. The works cited + annotated bibliography are not included in the "1500-word essay." –
— Benjamin Madeira —
•  Wharton, Edith (1899). Souls Belated. The Greater Inclination. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1899. 83-130. Book. ISBN: 3 2106 00215 4307
Benkert, Holly. "Liberating insight from a cross-cultural sexuality study about women." The American Behavioral Scientist 45.8 (2002): 1197-1207.
Holmes, Mary. "Second-wave feminism and the politics of relationships." Women's Studies International Forum 23.2 (2000): 235–246. 2.
Thomas, Matthew. "Anarcho-Feminism in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, 1880±1914." Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (2002): 1-31.
Zahra, Tara. "The feminism gap." The American Prospect 42 (1999): 20-22.
Wharton, Edith. "Souls Belated." Wharton, Edith. The Greater Inclination. Charles Scribneits Sons, 1899. 83-130. Book.
This is the short story under review expressing the experiences of Lydia going through a divorce while being involved in an extramarital affair with another man named Ralph Gannett. In the short story, Lydia is seen to defy the societal norms regarding woman roles in marriages. This is evident from her approach towards her marriage and the resultant relationship she gets into with Gannett. In a journey that they share, Lydia is about to abandon her new partner but suddenly she stops. There is, however, no evidence that another marriage would ensue from the relationship. Nevertheless, we do not need to share her deliberations, for in the course of the story she has already put into words her belief: “no ceremony is needed to consecrate our love for each other” (Wharton 95).
In the journal article, Benkert aims at reflecting on challenges experienced when undertaking cross-cultural qualitative research with attention to the definition of sexual liberation among feminist women. Focus is given to the influence of norms on women’s sexuality and understanding the oppression of women’s sexuality. The study was conducted across numerous differences to be able to establish issues arising because of the differences. The article was able to establish varied feeling and understanding regarding sexuality. In an effort to reinforce the understanding of sexual development, the study examines the traditional cultural practices and experiences and their linkage to sexual liberation. This article is relevant to the study considering the close link between feminism movement and sexual liberation.
This book is relevant to the study considering that it addresses the issue of feminism and how writing and literature works can be used to push the feminism agenda. The author makes it clear that increased involvement of women in literature and mainstream press rather than just feminist press will aid to achieve feminist goals. The author specifically points to Frances Power Cobbe’s main accomplishment of articulating and promoting feminist views in the male-dominated mainstream press as opposed to feminist press. In Edith Wharton’s short story, “Souls Belated,” Lydia identifies marriage and divorce, with all their conventions and rules largely made by a male-dominated society, as tools to control and oppress women. She thus objects the idea of marrying Garnett as a way of expressing her feminist freedom at a time she is being released from the shackles of another marriage. Marrying Garnet would definitely defeat the idea of freedom. Wharton’s ideas thus combine with Hamilton’s to show that female freedom or feminist writing should not be controlled by men by being categorized into a special category, but rather accepted wholly in the mainstream society where women have an equal opportunity to exercise their writing and freedom, not at the whim of men but at their own accord.
This article examines the feminists challenging the common stereotypes regarding feminism. In particular, Holmes gives weight to examining sexuality in relation to male-female partnerships. The article further concentrates on the distribution of power between the men and women. Politics, relationships and sexuality are examined to facilitate the recognition of representation of feminists and their interests. This proves critical in an effort to understand the source and development of women’s liberation. This article is relevant to the study considering the insight it offers on women seeking sexual liberation in their relationships.
The journal article examines the developments linking anarchism with feminism in the late 19th and early 20th-century British women. Thomas seeks to exhibit the contributions that anarchism made towards the development of feminism. For this to be achieved, the author analyses why female oppression takes place in marriages. The article provides an insight of the roles that genders play to be able to address the concerns of feminism. This article is relevant to this study considering the insight that it gives regarding the feminist movement.
In this article, Zahra is concerned with the differences in the conceptions held by different feminists. The author focuses on instances when feminists have been seen to move away from the prescribed principles. Aware of the challenge that feminism faces from conservatives, the article aims to portray the position held by feminism. Focusing on notable cases, which have posed questions on whether feminists are victims of own rhetoric, the article is keen on women disagreeing in their interpretation of feminist symbols. This article fits in the current study considering the insight provides into the barriers hindering women in achieving equality.
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_____ Booth, Wayne C., The Craft of Research, 3rd. Edition, 1995, 2003, 2008. The University of Chicago.
The Craft of Research is a book by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The book aims to provide a basic overview of how to research, from the process of selecting a topic and gathering sources to the process of writing results. The book has gone through three editions, and become a standard text in college composition classes. The book is a winner of the 1995-96 Critics' Choice Award.
•  CHICAGO Citation Style (2010). “The Chicago Citation Style.” 16th ed. (Publishing and Editing)
•  MLA (2009). “Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.” 7th ed. (Publishing and Editing)
Cite: (MLA) Madeira, Benjamin. "Souls Belated by Edith Wharton –an adulterous affair, female emancipation," 2015. Web. (place month here) (place date here), (place year here)
Cite: (CHICAGO) Madeira, Benjamin, "Souls Belated by Edith Wharton –an adulterous affair, female emancipation," 2015, accessed (place month here) (place date here), (place year here), http://www.benjaminmadeira.com/2015/03/adulterous-affairs.html