Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Mental Strength in Books

Well, here we are again! I did this series of articles last year, where I took several female characters from fiction and looked over the ways they could be considered "strong". I was able to come up with three types of strengths: physical, emotional, and mental. Even within those three categories, the types of strength … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Mental Strength in Books

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Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Mental Strength in Webtoons

Honorable mention: Ai Yun, Annarasumanara  1. Rosaura, Gepetto: Subcategory: emotional Link: Gepetto Rosaura may be one of the most intelligent androids to exist. She may look like a child, but without her, the androids would've lost the war against humans long ago. She is an expert hacker, but she's smarter than that; she is analytical and thoughtful, … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Mental Strength in Webtoons

Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Mental Strength in Movies

1.  Shuzuku Tsukishima, Whisper of the Heart: Subcategory: emotional Shizuku is an ordinary student who doesn't have much of a goal in life. She mainly loves to read, and doesn't know what else she would like to do. But through encounters with a young, ambitious violin maker, a cat statue, an antique shop owner, a … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Mental Strength in Movies

Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Mental Strength in TV and Anime

1. Kurisu Makise, Steins;Gate: Subcategory: emotional At the young age of seventeen, Kurisu Makise was a renowned genius, had already graduated from college, and was working on a theory of time travel. However, her true genius became known to the viewers when she joined the Future Gadget Lab and worked alongside Okabe Rintaro. They uncovered … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Mental Strength in TV and Anime

Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Mental Strength in Books

First, what is mental strength? It's not just intelligence; it's how you use your smarts. It can be perseverance in achieving goals, to sticking to what you know is right. It can be the opposite too; being able to change your beliefs when they are proven wrong. It can be being flexible as well. ´╗┐Mental strength … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Mental Strength in Books

Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Emotional Strength in Webtoons

Honorable Mention: Adora, Winter Woods 1. Seonga Yoon, Dr. Frost: Subcategory: mental. Link: Dr. Frost To work in psychology, you have to have brains, an understanding of human nature, and tough skin. While Seonga may not have all those traits at the beginning of the series, she develops them as time goes on, all while retaining … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Emotional Strength in Webtoons

Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Emotional Strength in Movies

1. Sophie Hatter, Howl's Moving Castle Subcategory: mental Sophie is from one of Ghibli's most famous movies, and rightly so. This film was gorgeous with its animation, writing, and characters. Anyway, Sophie dealt with low self-esteem from the start. She always compared herself to her younger sister, Lettie, who was obviously pretty and very popular. And … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Emotional Strength in Movies

Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Emotional Strength in TV and Anime

I am so sorry for being so late! I have been really busy and frankly, forgot about this post. But it's here! Honorable mention: Shado, Arrow 1. Molly Hooper, Sherlock Subcategory: mental In the first season of Sherlock, Molly appears to just be a kind girl who has a crush on Sherlock. However, in season … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Emotional Strength in TV and Anime

Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Emotional Strength in Books

Sorry for being so late this week! With homework and just life in general, I totally forgot about this post. Anyway, this arc will be about women's emotional strength in fiction. I've noticed that female characters who are characterized as sweet or helpful are often hated. While not all emotionally strong women can be called … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Emotional Strength in Books

Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Physical Strength in Webtoons

1. Sera, UnOrdinary: Subcategory: mental   Link: unOrdinary Sera is apparently one of the most powerful characters in unOrdinary. According to John, she's almost a god. We still aren't sure what her powers are, but it's clearly got something to do with time; she can freeze people randomly, and can rewind certain events. Sera is a … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Physical Strength in Webtoons