The masquerade and bisexuality in Margaret Atwood's The robber bride

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jessica L. Jones (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Katherine Montwieler

Abstract: I continue the current discussion of identity construction through the theories of Luce Irigaray, Hélène Cixous, and Catherine Clément. By focusing on Irigaray’s “masquerade of femininity” and Cixous and Clément’s “bisexuality,” I analyze Margaret Atwood’s four female characters in her novel, The Robber Bride. I apply Irigiaray, Cixous, and Clément’s theories while exploring the primary character’s journey and development from slaves of patriarchal society to independent women and conclude with an analysis of Zenia as villain and mentor.

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Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Bisexuality in literature, Atwood Margaret The robber bride--Criticism and interpretation
Subjects
Atwood, Margaret. The robber bride -- Criticism and interpretation
Bisexuality in literature