I promised I would write something every day. As a writing major, that’s somewhat unavoidable. But sometimes life works against you, and there are some things that can’t be helped.
You know what didn’t get written today? A paper proposal that was due at 1:00. What was I doing at 1:00, you ask? I was preparing for a speech I’d be giving at 2:00. And realizing that I hadn’t done an assignment. And feeling like an idiot.
Yes. Today won. It beat me. Bam. Out for the count.
Thank goodness I had dinner with my friend tonight. I might’ve lost it otherwise.
But here is what I wrote today. My paper proposal. I want to write about Ibsen’s play, Hedda Gabler. I like Ibsen. He was a jerk, but he was a good communicator. I sent this proposal minutes ago, realized I wouldn’t be able to write a long blog post, and I have decided to let you all read my paper proposal instead.
“For my paper topic, I would like to explore whether or not Hedda Gabler reveals Ibsen to be a true feminist. I will argue that the work makes him seem more anti-feminist than feminist. While Hedda is a strong female role, she is not an admirable woman. By contrast, her foil, Mrs. Elvsted, is a weak woman with few positive traits. If Hedda is supposed to be Ibsen’s ideal, liberated woman, then why is the most logical end to her life a dramatic and almost arbitrary suicide? There must be a reason why Ibsen would have her end her life rather than live a life as a mother and a wife. Lastly, Ibsen chose to “masculinize” her instead of emphasizing the power of her femininity. A true feminist might focus on the powers of her womanhood rather than giving her masculine traits as Ibsen has.”
There you have it.