Gender Discrimination in Edward Allan Baker’s Dolores (1920) and William Somerset Maugham’s The Constant Wife (1989)
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The aim of this present study was to examine the issue of gender discrimination in Edward Allan Baker’s Dolores (1989) and William Somerset Maugham The Constant Wife (1920). To highlight the crucial reality in which women lived, focusing on the American and British ones, we have borrowed some theoretical concepts from Simone De Beauvoir’s theory The Second Sex (1949) to demonstrate the subordinate position that women occupied in both societies, and we have also made reference to Bell Hooks’ theory From Margin to Center to investigate women’s struggle for liberation from old cultural beliefs. As a conclusion, we have noticed that the two playwrights shared the same viewsdespite their different backgrounds and periods of life.
- Département d'Anglais