Resistance to Phallogocentrism in The Storm by Women’s Writing

Authors

  • Xia Zhang

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54097/ijeh.v4i3.1680

Keywords:

Hélène Cixous, Phallogocentrism, The Storm, women’s writing.

Abstract

The Storm is one of the most representative works by Kate Chopin, who is best known for her stories about the inner lives of sensitive daring women, for which she is considered as a forerunner to focus on feminist literary in the 20th century. The Storm unfolds a story about a moment of a woman’s passionate sex, reminding that Hélène Cixous compares Medusa’s laugh as the outpour of women’s writing and declares women are “stormy”. Thus, it is a typical work bearing the properties of women’s writing claimed by Cixous, and reveals resistance to the oppression of women’s body by phallogocentrism by writing through women’s body with mother’s quality. The Storm can be accepted as women’s writing for its stressing on the liberation of women’s body and women’s sexual desire as resistance to phallocentric tradition.

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Published

20 September 2022

How to Cite

Zhang, X. (2022). Resistance to Phallogocentrism in The Storm by Women’s Writing. International Journal of Education and Humanities, 4(3), 102–103. https://doi.org/10.54097/ijeh.v4i3.1680

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