Locating Images of Women in Cervantes’s Don Quixote: A Feminist Approach


  • Dr Asmat Sheikh Associate Professor in the Department of English, Women University, Multan
  • Aqsa Choudry Research Scholar in the Department of English, Women University, Multan




Women Images, Feministic Analysis, Don Quixote


This study is the exploration of the novel ‘Don Quixote’(1612) by Miguel de Cervantes a Spanish writer, as this study aims to highlight the two extremes associated with the women. The underlying theoretical concerns are drawn from the books by Sandra M Gilbert, Susan Gubar (2000) and Lois Tyson (2006). The methodology adopted is the descriptive qualitative approach using textual lines from the novel representing the images of women as good or bad. The results drawn shows that the women of patriarchal society are judged and measured on the scales of either angels or monsters in the house and thus are treated according to their roles. A future possible research could be to study why women adopt such self-negating attitudes as opposed to asserting agency.


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How to Cite

Sheikh, A., & Choudhry, A. (2021). Locating Images of Women in Cervantes’s Don Quixote: A Feminist Approach. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 21(2), 23–36. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v21i2.571