Daughters and Fathers in Feminist Novels (Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes)

Daughters and Fathers in Feminist Novels (Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes)

ISBN10: 3631318111
ISBN13: 978-3631318119
Author: -
Title: Daughters and Fathers in Feminist Novels (Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes)
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 1, 1997)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1450 kb
Size PDF: 1616 kb
Rating: 3.7/5
Votes: 301
Pages: 136 pages
Subcategory: History & Criticism

Daughters and Fathers in Feminist Novels (Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes)



The story of the father and the daughter in literature has often left the daughter with few options: a life with the father, marriage according to his wishes, death or ostracism as punishments for socially unacceptable behavior. Examples of this «master plot of the father-daughter story» are traced in the Bible, mythical stories, fairy tales, Freudian theories, and in King Lear. In the feminist novels under discussion, daughter-narrators break the taboos surrounding their fathers. They consciously foreground the culturally protected master plot and transcend it with alternate endings.

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