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An Ecocritical Interpretation of Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine

Author ZhaoPing
Tutor HuZhiHong
School Sichuan Normal University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Love Medicine Ecological Consciousness Environmental justice Ecofeminism Cultural colonialism
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Louise I?d?r Rick (Louise Erdrich, 1954 -) is a second-generation Indian literary renaissance movement on behalf of the writer, played a pivotal role in American literature, and her contribution to the literature of ethnic minorities in the United States were particularly noticeable in academia , and won numerous literary awards like the National the book reviewers Association Award like, as well as six O. Henry Short Story Award, comparable to its winning their deeply influenced by the American writer William Faulkner. Louise the I?d?r Rick's father is German American mother Chippewa and French descent. The particularity of this dual identity so that it works with the richness and complexity of. On the one hand, as a deeply traditional Indian culture affect women writers, the novel is very natural reveals the close link between women and nature; the other hand, as a popular writer of the dual cultural influences, the novel reflect the conflict between Indian culture and white culture and related. Louise the I?d?r Rick's work by critics as one of the most prolific contemporary Indian writers, widespread concern. In its multi-length novel, \This article will interpret the novel through the view of ecological criticism, to explore the ecological connotation. Specifically, I tried two different criticisms through eco-feminist and environmental justice interpretation of the \order to enrich Louise I?d?r Rick. First, the white government through the article analysis of the Indian cultural colonization, I show the harmony between man and nature is based on environmental justice between the races. In addition, this paper reveals the close ties between the Indians especially Indian women and nature, so I will combine text, dialogue and Indian view of nature contrast, which revealed that people should abandon the anthropocentric thinking, in order to further wake ecological awareness. Finally, the article concluded, the premise of human harmony between different races and gender equality, but more important is the use of eco-centrism to deal with the relationship between humans and nature. Should be combined with the world facing environmental crisis situations, in order to create a sustainable future, eco-feminist and environmental justice, highlights the ecological wisdom of the Indian people and ecological awareness, so as to protect the mother earth, the maintenance of harmony between man and nature.

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