Gender, Race and Class in Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness (1969) and Muthal Naidoo’s Flight from the Mohabarath (1996)
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The aim of this present study is to examine the issues of Gender, Race and Class in Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness (1969) and Muthal Naidoo’s Flight from the Mohabarath (1996). To highlight the harsh conditions and reality in which women live, in the African American society, we have borrowed some theoretical concepts from Bell hooks’s feminist theory From Margin to Center (1984) to investigate women’s struggle for liberation from the old cultural beliefs. We have also made reference to Judith Butler’s feminist theory of Performativity in Gender Trouble(1990) to demonstrate the subordinate position that women occupy in society. As a conclusion, we have noticed that the two playwrights share the same views despite their different backgrounds and periods of life. However, women fight to get their rights and show that they have the same position as men in society.
- Département d'Anglais