Essays about: "heroine"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 33 essays containing the word heroine.

  1. 1. Challenging the Gothic Heroine in Vernon Lee's "Amour Dure" and "Dionea"

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Malin Andersson; [2022]
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  2. 2. “A feminist subversion of fairy tales” : Écriture féminine, gender stereotypes, and the rejection of patriarchy in Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber 

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Engelska

    Author : Fjola Murati Kurti; [2021]
    Keywords : Fairy tales; Grimm Brothers; Angela Carter; The Bloody Chamber; patriarchal binary oppositions; patriarchal oppression; Écriture féminine; Hélène Cixous; heroine; femme fatale.;

    Abstract : Fairy tales are usually described as short narratives that end with happily-ever-afters, imposing patriarchal ideologies. The Grimm’s fairy tales serve as the foundation of many other stories which promote stereotypes like woman passiveness, submissive beauty, while men are put on a pedestal for being active and violent at the same time. READ MORE

  3. 3. Gothic Masculinity: An Exploration of Masculinity in The Mysteries of Udolpho and Uncle Silas

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Tobias Norén; [2021]
    Keywords : Gothic; Masculinity; Female Gothic; Ann Radcliffe; The Mysteries of Udolpho; Sheridan Le Fanu; Uncle Silas; Sensibility; Fatherhood; Villainy; Fallenness; Fallen Man; Early Gothic; Victorian Gothic; 18th-century; 19th-century; Hegemonic Masculinity; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : By analysing two different Female Gothic novels, this thesis aims to explore the different ways in which masculinity is portrayed within the Female Gothic literary tradition, more specifically the Early Gothic and Victorian Gothic due to constraints in scope. The novels chosen, The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) and Uncle Silas (1864), are in many ways representative and serve as typical Female Gothic narratives but differ in when they were written and how they utilise gothic tropes to discuss and critique the society within which they were written. READ MORE

  4. 4. National identity in Sonia Nimr’s children’s book Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle (KS)

    Author : Tarek Darwich; [2020]
    Keywords : Anderson; National identity; nationalism; Children’s Literature; Palestinian; imagined communities; Sonia Nimr; Wondrous Journey in strange lands; Arab; history; fiction.;

    Abstract : In this thesis, depending on Benedict Anderson’s Studies of nationalism in his book The Imagined Communities, I will prove that in her historical fiction for children, Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands, the Palestinian writer Sonia Nimr is reviving and reforming Arab national identity. Anderson identifies the nation as a group imagined by its members; the people who perceive and identify themselves as equal members in this group. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Moral of the Story: Growing up in A Gossip’s Story, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre and Little Women

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Rebecca Ferding; [2020]
    Keywords : bildungsroman; novels of development; jane austen; jane west; louisa may alcott; charlotte brontë; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : In nineteenth-century literature, the heroine is often a young woman growing up and learning about the restrictions of gender and society. If she learns from the mistakes she is inevitably going to make, she may be rewarded … with a suitor? How does this correlate, who are the heroines and who are the suitors? This essay aims to answer these questions, along with evaluating parents in literature and assessing their relationships with their daughters to see if that has any effects on their marital outcomes. READ MORE