ISSN 1226-8682

대한영어영문학회 전자저널

대한영어영문학회 전자저널


47권 4호 (2021년 11월)

여성 서사의 전통: 1994년과 2019년 영화 『작은 아씨들』 연구


Pages : 93





Woo, Seungjeung. “The Female Literary Tradition: A Study of Little Women of 1994 and 2019.” Studies in English Language & Literature 47.4 (2021): 93-117. This study examines how two movies, Little Women of 1994 and 2019, use first-person narrative and mad women’ image in the female literary tradition. The use of first-person narrative promotes the idea that female gender can not be represented by male-centered narratives and value system. The change of a narrative perspective makes it possible for the audience to read the female characters not as elegant ladies in a patriarchal society but as leading feminists who resist the judging system on women in their times. The fact that they use the first-person narrative or autobiographical stories also means that women have continued to write, responding to the need of interpersonal communication, which are one of the main themes in the movies. The two movies also appropriate the image of mad women, which typically symbolizes the fear of female writers who try to establish their identity in the art world dominated by males. Mad women in literary and film texts represents not only the agents of female artists and the image of anger, but the spirit of resistance and subversion in Romanticism. The two movies apply the image of a mad woman to Jo and describe her as wild, untamed, and dauntless for her dream. Other female characters, such as Amy or Beth, are also represented as mad women who have the creative talent and unextinguished artistic energy. The representation of mad women and the usage of the first-person narrative result in anticipating the emergence of a new version of Little Women, which meets the demand of a new era. (Chosun University)


# female literary tradition. first-person narrative # mad women # adaptation # autobiography


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