The Catcher in the Rye.
But of these three principal female characters, none of them defies traditional beliefs about women, and none of them is particularly independent.
As illustrated by the backlash to the feminist movement even today, it is remarkably difficult to combat the bigoted attitudes we have grown up with our whole lives — even if our mind knows we are acting wrongly, the heart can be more difficult to convince read more about changing your heart and mind in my post "Old Habits Die Hard" Is Holden able to make any real and lasting connections with any other female character—young or older?
For example, when Mrs.
After all, this is our job, as feminists. German professor Friedrich Bhaer is just that character; a man unafraid to tell Jo what he really thinks especially of her writing, and who encourages her to step beyond the creative boundaries set for her as a woman, to become instead a serious, celebrated writer.
My reasoning is as follows: He is a caregiver. Get ready to rethink your understanding of the characters in some of your favorite classic titles, because here are nine characters from literature who are surprisingly feminist.
Hated it? In my opinion, the strongest female character in the book is Sunny, the prostitute. This post is dedicated to the women in the Catcher in the Rye — in other words, to why Holden Caulfield is decidedly not a feminist.