Female Subjectivity in Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
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- post structural feminism, female subjectivity, oppression, resistance
In a society where the patriarchal system exists, generally, women are put below men and have limited access and freedom. They are being oppressed and controlled. The oppression limits the women moves, thus, they exhibit what is called as female subjectivity. In the novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See tried to depict the female subjectivity by the female characters, especially from Lily and Snow Flower. Female subjectivity allows women to be able to think, to speak, and to act for themselves. Womens oppression is the contributing factor of female subjectivity, womens exploitation, womens marginalization, powerlessness, and violence. As a result of female subjectivity, the female characters display the acts of resistance. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to find out the depiction of female subjectivity and the contributing factors to female subjectivity. This study uses post structural feminism theory, the concept of subjectivity, and the concept of resistance. Thus, the study showed that the female subjectivity happens as a way to acquire selfhood and personality. The trigger of female subjectivity lies on womens oppression experienced by the female characters. The women do silence resistance through silent rebellion and nu shu writing as it gives the women voices they need and to keep a record of womens experiences.
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TY - CONF AU - Neurina Islamiyah AU - Much Koiri PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - Female Subjectivity in Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan BT - Proceedings of Social Sciences, Humanities and Economics Conference (SoSHEC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 134 EP - 139 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-17.2018.27 DO - 10.2991/soshec-17.2018.27 ID - Islamiyah2017/10 ER -