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been in the past, it is still a very large problem. Only time will set things straight. Men and women are no longer restricted to specific roles. Even though they may be shunned for their choices it is more widely acceptable then it has ever been for a man to stay at home with the kids, or for the woman to go out to work in a job with a very powerful position. Gender-conflict has been around since the dawn of time. But since the dawn of time many significant leaps and bounds have been made. What is a man?s place and what is a woman?s place in society? In an ideal world there is no conflict. Unfortunately that type of world is still far away. Fortunately we are a lot closer then we were even as far back as one hundred years ago. Two classic novels To the Lighthouse and Lady Oracle

are perfect examples of how gender-conflict is viewed and present in our society. By looking at the underlying story in the novels we are able to see the conflicts of gender as what they truly are; petty and ignorant. We all know what must be done to overcome the stereotypes placed in the society. It is just a matter of time. The two novels give us a better look into humanity and what it means to be human, not make or female, but human. Basically what these novels teach us is that it is fatal to be a man or a woman pure and simple; one must be woman-manly or man-womanly. Works CitedAtwood, Margaret. Lady Oracle.Toronto: Seal Books, 1999. Cooke, Nathalie. Margaret Atwood: A biography. ECW Press, 1988. Dworkin, Andrea. Woman Hating. New York: Dutton, 1974. Fokkema, Douwe W. An

Interpretation of To the Lighthouse: With Reference to the Code of Modernism. Tel Aviv, Israel, 1979. Ruddick, Lisa. The Seen and the Unseen: Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. Cambridge: Harvard, 1977. Woolf, Virginia. To the Lighthouse. New York: Oxford, 1999.