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 very … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Physical Strength in Webtoons

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

Honorable mention: Astrid, How To Train Your Dragon series 1. Black Widow, Marvel studios   Subcategory: mental Do I need to explain her? Black Widow is smart and strong, able to kick anyone's butt. She is a former Russian operative, but then worked for SHIELD and now, The Avengers. Black Widow is very popular for her … Continue reading Analyzing Women’s Strength in Fiction: Physical Strength in Movies

Analyzing Strength in Women in Fiction: Physical Strength in TV and Anime

Honorable mention: Melinda May, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D 1. Sameen Shaw, Person of Interest: Subcategory: mental Like John Reese, the main character of POI, Shaw worked for the government program that tackled the Machine's "relevant" numbers. She can easily take out a room of guards and soldiers, including a bunch of strong men nearly twice her … Continue reading Analyzing Strength in Women in Fiction: Physical Strength in TV and Anime

Analyzing Three Types of Strength in Women in Fiction: Physical Strength in Books

I've been reading a lot of articles lately on what makes strong women, and noticed that many of them noted women who were physically above average. But then I thought about how many female characters I personally admire wouldn't do so well in a fight. And then I wondered; what makes these characters, who probably … Continue reading Analyzing Three Types of Strength in Women in Fiction: Physical Strength in Books