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Title: Katherine Ann Watson’s Struggles To Empower Women and Oppose The Patriarchy in Mona Lisa Smile
Authors: Nugroho, Christiawan Adhi
Keywords: socio-cultural;gender-equality;progressivism;patriarchy;conflict
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS-UKSW
Abstract: Using literature people can tell what they attempt to express the matters that happen in life. It is one of the ways to make people understand human experiences and see the social relationship clearly. Also it reflects the reality sometimes. Through literature people can also teach and educate others to communicate the emotion or expression. In life, people cannot avoid conflict because we live in a society with varieties characteristics and different needs. Sometimes it is a necessity to make progresses. Also it is as one important aspect in literature to build the story more “life” or dramatic. In this study the writer attempts to find out about what are the problems that leading to conflict between the main character Katherine Ann Watson and the society of Wellesley College. Apart from that how she dealt with all the barriers and the conflict is also my inquiry As in film “Mona Lisa Smile” which tells about a gorgeous smart educated woman named Catherine Ann Watson who moved to teach in Wellesley College brought her own ideality with progressivism idea and she ought to facing the conservatism in thinking, she become the icon of gender equality for women in that era. They, the society of Wellesley College and surroundings never stopped talking and gossiping her. The one who is brave and stand alone brought the values of equality for women in a society which patriarchy is still beneath strong. She had to deal with all the students parents and school commitee members who dislike her way of teaching and she had to change the frigidity way of teaching in the emancipation era at that time.
URI: http://repository.uksw.edu/handle/123456789/9894
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