The Ideal Situation in Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall: A Feminist Viewpoint


  • Zahraa Gamal Saad Mahmoud Faculty of Languages and communication
  • Mohd Nazri Latiff Azmi Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin



domesticity, feminism, gender, self-reliance, social class


this research provides an insight into American women's lives and the historical incidents in the nineteenth century. Within the nineteenth century, there was absence of equality between women and men. In nineteenth-century society, men were accepted to be stronger than ladies, both physically and mentally. This research strengthens the existing theory about women's writing. It can also be used as a starting point in further research to obtain more perfect women's writing research results. Via a context-oriented technique, our research plans to investigate the effective ways through which Ruth fought against patriarchal society to achieve her freedom and her dreams from feminist theoretical viewpoints. According to the analysis, Ruth Hall is the public expression of rage by a feminist and is used as a political-strategic instrument. She believes that God gave women the right to be intelligent and acquire talent so that, as Fanny Fern has, they should be able to use this ability by writing. The novel was willing to clarify how some females were able to resolve the injustice they were left with.

Author Biographies

Zahraa Gamal Saad Mahmoud, Faculty of Languages and communication

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin

Mohd Nazri Latiff Azmi, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin

Faculty of Languages and Communication


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