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The Female Image In The Early Three Fictions Of John Fowles

Posted on:2014-02-14Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:L WanFull Text:PDF
GTID:2255330401490699Subject:Comparative Literature and World Literature
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John Fowles, an English novelist famous for his The French Lieutenant’s Woman.The female protagonist Sarah in The French Lieutenant’s Woman was considered as amysterious woman, which initiated an feverish debate in literary circle. Take a closelook at his novels, John Fowles creates various female images in the early threefictions: The Collector, The Magus and The French Lieutenant’s Woman. Thesedifferent vivid female images bring readers into their own stories, watching thempursuing happiness, freedom and love. In the procedure of struggle with fate, theseheroines showed their distinctive character. Behind the letters written by Fowles, wecan find the female fighting for love, equal and freedom, their image overlapping withthe image of Muse,Eve and Satan. On one hand, these female figures are attractiveand influential, they help the man realize the meaning of life and urge them approachthe truth. On the other hand, these female also feel the world through the man, bearhurt and grow up.This thesis attempts to analyze the image of female protagonist by archetypetheory,existences philosophy and feminism, and explore Fowles’ aesthetic perceptionand ideological value.
Keywords/Search Tags:John Fowles, female image, The Collector, The Magus, TheFrench Lieutenant’s Woman
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