Post Reply The Role of Women in Fantasy Novels
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Posted 8/29/08
Has the role's of women in Fantasy novel's changed over the years and if so, is it for better of worse?
i've read a ton of books with strong, independent female characters (such as Scathach in The Alchemyst,Annabeth from the Percy Jackson series, and Beka from Terrier) and yet at the same time i've read books with really weak female characters.
So, what do you think?
(Sorry, this sounds like a question you'd get on the SAT's, I took a whole year for classes on the roles of women and men in society and it got me thinking.)
Posted 8/30/08
Hum, after reading many books of the fantasy versons as well as in myths and legends, women have always held the higher position and most important. Such characters serve the goddess form in tales such as a book I recently finsihed called The Mists of Avalon. Women always are presented as one of the most innocent of characters that face some os the more greater hardships and betrayels, but they are also the redmers.
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Posted 8/30/08
Great point!
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Any one else have any views ?
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