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Obedience and Disobedience: A Study of Female Body as Narrated in Katherine Anne Porter’s Short Stories

Author ChenJuan
Tutor LiuLiHui
School Southwestern University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Katherine Ann Porter Female body described Obey Violate
Type Master's thesis
Year 2008
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This paper mainly discuss the plight of the U.S. Southern writer Katherine Ann Porter in his works reveal the patriarchal society of the female body as well as the role of women in patriarchal standards and the rule of the different reactions to explore Potter painful for women the plight of concern . Potter heroine from time to time to feel the shackles from the South gender criteria , they seek to deny the female identity . Southern several heroine from the initial obedience and then refused to internalize the ideal image of perfect beauty to last the courage to resist, to show the opposite description of the story , the paper thereby providing a suitable material to show how Potter heroine completed gradually get rid of the shackles of gender criteria . Their performance the patriarchal standard growing rebellion and contrary to the ability to reveal Potter to the reader to create a new women to demonstrate the ability of women to challenge patriarchal standards and patriarchal society made ??efforts . In this paper , by five chapters . The introductory section illustrates Potter and the story of her female modern theory of human body and the importance of women's studies in the Potter works . From the beginning of the second chapter feminism and female body theory to study the female body in the Potter story narrative discussion of the three Potter story several patriarchal narrative discourse trapped female body described . The next chapter will be mainly described several women want to resist , but instead strengthen the patriarchal standards helpless . Chapter tries to state how a new women continue to show the opposite story to show women 's resistance to patriarchal society . Finally, naturally a conclusion : Potter 's work is based on the unique female experience-based Women at the Core works . Her own life experience , as well as around the feminist movement prompted her to show Southern upper-class white women to strive for the process of social and cultural change from a feminist perspective . At the same time , writes about her heroine yield different responses to the contrary , Potter also continue to display her own women in a patriarchal society have to face tough troubled concern , as well as her creative driving force behind the .

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