Women In Tarzan Of The Apes

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Women were seen as inferior to men. In the novel, Tarzan of the Apes, Burroughs briefly depicts the view of women during the age of imperialism. Women were depicted as dependent upon men, and irrational in their decisions. Women were not viewed as capable of thinking for themselves, and presumed that they needed men to take care of them. During this age, women were viewed akin to children. Women during the age of imperialism were belittled by men, including their husbands. Men believed that women could not provide, care, or think rationally for themselves. One example is when Lord Greyton is on the ship, after the mutiny against the officers has taken place. His wife Alice states “I wish that I might be a man with a man’s philosophy, but I

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