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Anne of Green Gables 1

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University of Toronto St. George
Vikki Visvis

st Week of 21 Sept 2010 Anne of Green Gables 19 C values, but also 20 C values-point of transition, particularly in politics and feminist traditions. - Gender: seems to support idea of new woman, first way feminist woman, especially in the way Anne is portrayed, as a rebellious figure. Avonlea seems to be a matriarchal figure, offering rebellious figure in Anne, but also reinforcing gender boundaries. - Coming-of-age novel - Sexuality and gender roles often go hand in hand. To be a good girl, one had to be heterosexual. However, critics have seen homoeroticism explored through Anne and Diana, but the novel ultimately dismisses it. Reinforcement of heterosexuality is inevitable bc of the times. - Depiction of Canada as a nation continuously associated w England, as integral to the definition of identity. Motherhood in the novel closely associated w empire-building. Anne is continuously domesticated throughout the novel. To be a mother was to be a good citizen of the empire. However, the novel also }2}LZ L[Z independence. - The novel has a huge international appeal; what does this mean for the Canadian identity? Montgomery A) Autobiography Born in P.E.I. in 1784, her mother died when she was 21 months old, and her father left, leaving her a pseudo-orphan. She was raised by her maternal grandparents in a strict manner. Obtained her teaching certificate, taught for several years, then went back to take care of her grandmother. She married to pursue her ambitions, on the basis of mutual respect and shared interests. Her husband was thought to have suffered from bipolar disorder, and she was prone to ZZ]}L}KZZ]}L:^ZoZo}oZ7ZK]L]Z[Z]7K}Z7LZ}:,o]ZKZ manifested in this novel, and inspired this work. LoZZ }LL ,}L2}K[Z}ZZK]LZLZ]Z}o}]Z L }LL]LZ2]LL]L2J Atwood: this novel offers her what her life lacks. She denies the work as being autobiographical, but cannot deny the link to her own life. Distinct sense that she grew up unloved, and a burden to her grandparents. She found refuge in books and nature. Both are sensitive and intelligent, but alienated and outcast. Anne more a metaphor for Montgomery, rather than a description. B) Sentimental Fiction: Sentimental novel emphasized the tearful distresses of the heroines; some represented a natural sensitivity to natural beauty, which also showed itself in tears. KZZ]Z}LZoZ}}]LZ}L}o[ZKZZ]Z}L^L]KLo]sm, an excess of emotion, particularly the tender emotions: pathos and sympathy. Her works adhered to the romantic formula, triumph over adversity. Anne is often reduced to tears, particularly in the face of nature. Manipulated as a reader to feel tender and warm inside. However, ,:9Z]oo][ZoZ}oZL]}L]LZ]ZZL]KLo]ZK~ :]Zo}Z}}K} lZ^L]KLo]ZK7 which encourages crying-LL}ZL[Lo]l,:9Z]oo]Z7Z}ZZ}}Z]]}Lo: During her successful recital and academics, her sense of fulfilment comes not just from her self-achievement, but oZ}}K,]ooL,Z[ZZ ZZ]L]Z]L2Z:
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