What is the role of women in James Joyce’s Dubliners and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio?

Soydaş, Defne (2017) What is the role of women in James Joyce’s Dubliners and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio? Other thesis, TED Ankara College.

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This extended essay is an investigation of the protagonist female characters in both James Joyce’s Dubliners and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio. The research question revolves around unwed young women and married women in their motherhood in terms of man-woman relationships, sociocultural views and religious concepts. In addition to the context, the purpose and explanation of the literary devices is included in the relevant sections of the essay. The arguments are fully supported by quotations from the two literary works and refuted with proper historical knowledge in appropriate places. Mainly only the characters in the chosen short stories are analyzed and explored, however for some of the stories, additional characters are taken into consideration. The purpose of this work is to investigate how women are portrayed in two diverse cultures with the aforementioned circumstances. The extended essay is composed of an introduction, main body and conclusion. In the main body, James Joyce’s Dubliners and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio is evaluated and analyzed. The two literary works are compared within their own historical and cultural context. While analyzing the short stories, a pattern of the development and growth of a woman is displayed by initially capturing a young teenage girl’s story to focusing on a married mother. Furthermore, in the comparison paragraph, the scope of the two authors and how much they depart from historical context is taken into account. In the conclusion of the essay, the roles of women in both Irish and American cultures are reflected upon and the authors’ own interpretations, thoughts and attitudes towards women are successfully revealed with their unique writing styles.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor Name: Osman Yavaşça, IB Notu: B
Uncontrolled Keywords: James Joyce,Terence Brown, Dubliners, Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio?, role of women
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 10:23
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 10:23
URI: http://tedprints.tedankara.k12.tr/id/eprint/851

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