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作者 Bauer, Margaret D
書名 A Study of Scarletts : Scarlett o'Hara and Her Literary Daughters
出版項 Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, 2014
©2014
國際標準書號 9781611173741 (electronic bk.)
9781611173734
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說明 1 online resource (174 pages)
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附註 Cover -- A Study of Scarletts -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. In Defense of Scarlett O'Hara -- Chapter 2. Gone with the Men: Scarlett and Melanie Redux in Cold Mountain -- Chapter 3. "Put your heart in the land": An Intertextual Reading of Barren Ground and Gone with the Wind -- Chapter 4. Sula: "More sinned against than sinning" -- Chapter 5. "Disregarding the female imperative": Kat Meads's Kitty Duncan, a 1960s-Era Scarlett O'Hara -- Afterword -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
There are two portrayals of Scarlett O'Hara: the widely familiar one of the film Gone with the Wind and Margaret Mitchell's more sympathetic character in the book. In A Study of Scarletts, Margaret D. Bauer examines these two characterizations, noting that although Scarlett O'Hara is just sixteen at the start of the novel, she is criticized for behavior that would have been excused if she were a man. In the end, despite losing nearly every person she loves, Scarlett remains stalwart enough to face another day. For this reason and so many others, Scarlett is an icon in American popular culture and an inspiration to female readers, and yet, she is more often than not condemned for being a sociopathic shrew by those who do not take the time to get to know her through the novel. After providing a more sympathetic reading of Scarlett as a young woman who refuses to accept social limitations based on gender and seeks to be loved for who she is, Bauer examines Scarlett-like characters in other novels. These intertextual readings serve both to develop further a less critical, more compassionate reading of Scarlett O'Hara and to expose societal prejudices against strong women. The chapters in A Study of Scarletts are ordered chronologically according to the novels' settings, beginning with Charles Frazier's Civil War novel Cold Mountain; then Ellen Glasgow's Barren Ground, written a few years before Gone with the Wind but set a generation later, in the years leading up to and just after World War I; Toni Morrison's Sula, which opens after World War I; and finally, a novel by Kat Meads, The Invented Life of Kitty Duncan, with its 1950s- to 1960s-era evolved Scarlett. Through these selections, Bauer shows the persistent tensions that both cause and result from a woman remaining unattached to grow into her own identity without a man, beginning with trouble
in the mother-daughter relationship, extending to frustration in romantic relationships, and including the discovery of female friendship as a foundation for facing the future
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Bauer, Margaret D. A Study of Scarletts : Scarlett o'Hara and Her Literary Daughters Columbia : University of South Carolina Press,c2014 9781611173734
主題 Meads, Kat
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