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He Wrote, She Wrote: Gender Bias in Classic Literature - Page 3

This is a double challenge! As you work through this list see if you can predict a trend in gender bias. Try not to look at the "solution" below until you have completed the list.
Results:
01: 21% He/79% She (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
11: 37% He/63% She (Gone With the Wind)
21: 44% He/56% She (The Death of the Heart)
31: 47% He/53% She (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
41: 56% He/44% She (The Golden Notebook)
51: 57% He/43% She (Go Tell It on the Mountain)
61: 67% He/33% She (The Grapes of Wrath)
71: 71% He/29% She (To Kill a Mockingbird)
81: 80% He/20% She (Invisible Man)
91: 88% He/12% She (Heart of Darkness)
97: 97% He/3% She (Winnie the Pooh!!)
100: 99% He/1% She (The Hobbit)
Solution: The author of this study compared the ratio of uses of "he" compared to uses of "she" in a particular book. The challenge orders the books in declining % of "she". The table above shows some intermediate percentages.
From "Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve".
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Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
82
The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
83
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
84
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
85
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
86
1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
87
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
88
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
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89
Native Son (Richard Wright)
Native Son (Richard Wright)
90
Death Comes for the Archbishop
Death Comes for the Archbishop
91
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
92
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
93
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
94
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
95
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien)
96
The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
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97
Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
98
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
99
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
100
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
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