• Reconceiving the Terrible Mother: Female Sexuality and Maternal Archetypes in Kate Chopin’sThe Awakening

    Author(s):
    Amanda Kane Rooks (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/nxmz-en76
    Abstract:
    Amanda Kane Rooks examines how Kate Chopin's The Awakening draws upon competing maternal archetypes from classical antiquity in a way that exposes the nineteenth century ambivalence towards the mother figure. Rooks argues that the novel critiques the dualistic construction of the mother and illustrates how the mother figure's standing as a figure at once loathed and revered was inextricably bound up with the (non)performance of her sexuality.
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