Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The struggle between individuality and gender conformity: A literary study of Joyce Carol Oates' The Falls
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay investigates the gender roles in Joyce Carol Oates' The Falls. The novel concentrates ona family who live by Niagara Falls in the US, but the novel's main focus is on a woman namedAriah. Ariah is considered as an outcast and different from her surrounding socialites and thereforeit is interesting to investigate how society and its norms affects her. This essay concentrates on themain character Ariah and how the society's norms affect her and contribute to her alienation. Theessay focus on the key norms in the novel and analyzes them with the help of Betty Friedan'stheories in The Feminine Mystique to investigate if there is any correlation between society's normsand the main character's alienation. The aim of this essay is to investigate the connections betweenthe main character's alienation and her refusal to succumb to society's expectations of her as awoman.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , p. 29
Keyword [en]
Femininity, Joyce Carol Oates, Alienation, Literature, The Falls, Identity
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Specific Languages
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-9446Archive number: HEU:C11:17OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-9446DiVA: diva2:422849
Subject / course
English language education
Educational program
Education – upper secondary school
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2011-07-15 Created: 2011-06-14 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(297 kB)634 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 297 kBChecksum SHA-512
c351e9f5f26312738db08496889287a5c5b7f12273c34f3ada1b380fce3f2eae22b5f5ca3fe21982cbeb444d50d9d98769a7d390de180adba8acdbf57617ecb6
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Adolfsson, Susann
By organisation
Department of Humanities
Humanities and the ArtsSpecific Languages

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 634 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 905 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf