The Presentation of Female Gender in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and Matilda

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The Presentation of Female Gender in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and Matilda

Type: Master thesis
Title: The Presentation of Female Gender in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and Matilda
Author: Mulders, Marike Frederike
Issue Date: 2016-08-31
Keywords: Matilda
Dahl
children's
Gender
Female
Stereotyping
Abstract: In the following chapters, I shall compose a theoretical framework of both children’s literature and female gender studies and use this for an analysis of the presentation of female gender in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (chapter 2), The Witches (chapter 3) and Matilda (chapter 4). Following Culley’s analysis, Dahl’s at times grotesque and even sadistic narratives appear to uncover ideological hypocrisies like sexism or stereotyped gender roles, hereby drawing attention towards gender issues. However, the satirical presentation of these ideological stereotypes may present Dahl’s work as mainly humorous or entertaining, in this way overshadowing the actuality of repressing gender stereotyping as projected in the text.
Supervisor: Newton, Michael
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Literary Studies (Master)
Specialisation: MA Literary Studies English Literature
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/41790
 

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