Subverting the Myth of the Submissive Woman in Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad

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Title Subverting the Myth of the Submissive Woman in Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad
 
Creator Mathews Mulloor , Alna Maria
 
Subject Myth, Patriarchy, Penelope, Odysseus, Re-Visioning.
 
Description ‘The Penelopiad’ is a retelling of the Greek myth of Odysseus and his faithful wife, Penelope. According to the myth, Penelope cleverly keeps away from more than a hundred suitors when Odysseus went for the Trojan war. Therefore, her character is traditionally associated with marital fidelity and ‘The Odyssey’ portrays her as the quintessential faithful and submissive wife. This paper proposes to analyse how patriarchy creates the myth of the submissive woman and how Atwood subverts the myth through the characters of Penelope and her twelve maids.
 
Publisher Smart Moves
 
Date 2021-05-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/11052
10.24113/ijellh.v9i5.11052
 
Source SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH ; Vol. 9 No. 5 (2021): May ; 135-141
2582-3574
2582-4406
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/11052/9163
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Alna Maria Mathews Mulloor
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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