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Tytuł: Adam Bede Revisited: Social Stigma and the Formation of Deviant Identity
Autorzy: Bonner, Nora
Shayegh, Elham
Słowa kluczowe: stigmatization
social identity
ethics in narrative style
Data wydania: 2015
Data dodania: 30-maj-2016
Wydawca: The University of Bialystok
Źródło: Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies 8 (1/2015), pp. 4-10
Abstrakt: In Adam Bede, George Eliot explores the way a society divides its members into categories and how these categories contribute to the formation of an individual’s identity. In the mid-nineteenth century authors in the naturalist tradition often discussed this dialogical relationship between individual and society, the specific roles for social gaze, the labeling and degrading. Eliot shows an acute of these labels that no one shapes identity without their influence. According to Nancy Anne Marck, Adam Bede introduces the theme of “emerging social consciousness” where the characters gain broader awareness of human interdependence through an experience of suffering (447). This is particularly evident when examining Eliot’s characters of “lesser fortune.” Once we’ve investigated how Eliot portrays these negative social forces throughout the novel, the labeling and the stigmatization, we will return to how Eliot addresses the larger question permeating her novel of education: how one judges another against the backdrop of community values.
Afiliacja: Nora Bonner - Miami University of Ohio
Elham Shayegh - Miami University of Ohio
Nota biograficzna: Nora Bonner is a fiction writer and a writing instructor. She also moonlights as a singer/songwriter. She grew up in Detroit and lived in Bangkok, Thailand, where she worked at a research center and sang in a cover band on Khao San Road. In order to pursue a writing career, Nora went back to the States to get her MA in Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio. She now has an MFA from Florida State University in Tallahassee.
Elham Shayegh is a Ph.D. student in English Language and Literature at Miami University. She is interested in finding the meeting points of literature and psychology and in presenting the possibility of dialogue via literature.
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Elham Shayegh:
DOI: 10.15290/cr.2015.08.1.01
ISSN: 2300-6250
Typ Dokumentu: Article
Występuje w kolekcji(ach):Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, 2015, Issue 8

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