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A Study of Carter’s Wolf_Alice Based on Showalter’s Gynocriticism

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One of the most radical and stylish fiction authors of the 20th century, Angela Carter, expresses her views of feminism through her various novels and fairy tales. Carter began experimenting with writing fairy tales in 1970, which coincided with the period of second wave feminism in the Unites States. The majority of Angela Carter’s work revolve around a specific type of feminism, radical libertarian feminism and her critique of the patriarchal role that have been placed on women. In this article, the main concentrate is on heroine’s internalized consciousness which echoes in their behavior. All of the female protagonists in carter’s short stories; such as The Company of Wolves, and Werewolf and mainly in Wolf_Alice have similar characteristics with different conditions, in which they are represented in a very negative light with less than ideal roles. In these stories, the protagonist is a young girl who has many conflicts with love and desire. Carter attempts to encourage women to do something about this degrading representation.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 48)
A. Nouri and F. Aziz Mohammadi, "A Study of Carter’s Wolf_Alice Based on Showalter’s Gynocriticism", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 48, pp. 1-8, 2015
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