Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn: Persistence of Patriarchal Motherhood and the Nascence “Odd” Monstrous-Feminine
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- Patriarchal motherhood; Gender role; Monstrous-Feminine; Feminist Literary Criticism; Sharp Objects
The patriarchal motherhood values and the monstrous femininity are reflected in literary works and can be seen in the novel Sharp Object published by Gillian Flynn in 2006. Flynn provided to show a new perspective of monstrous femininity. This article analyze the continuity of motherhood tasks through patriarchal culture from Gillian Flynn’s thoughts in Sharp Objects. This research also analyze the nascency new perspective of Monstrous-Feminine. The purpose of this research is to explain the controversial of patriarchal ideology in motherhood and triggers feminist resistance to existence of monstrous femininity. This research will be conducted using text analysis in Sharp Objects. This research use Elaine Showalter’s Feminist Literary Criticism theory and Barbara Creed’s Monstrous-Feminine theory to look at the patriarchal value of motherhood and monster femininity. This research finds there are still maternal patriarchal values in society that triggered the monstrous femininity in Flynn’s works. Flynn not only showed the female monster clearly and publicly, but was also concealed by the presence of angels. The difference in appearance of the monsters brings a new perspective to the monstrous femininity.
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TY - CONF AU - Siti Alifah Tamir AU - Mina Elfira PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn: Persistence of Patriarchal Motherhood and the Nascence “Odd” Monstrous-Feminine BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 267 EP - 272 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.040 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.040 ID - Tamir2021 ER -