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Title: The Impact of Patriarchy on Female Characters in ከአድማስ ባሻገር and Woman at Point Zero a Feminist Criticism Approach: A Comparative analysis
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Birhanu Mathios (Ph.D)
Hiwot Tesfaye, Tesfaye
Keywords: Gender stereotyping is a cross-cultural
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Gender stereotyping is a cross-cultural phenomenon prevalent across boarders regardless of religion, ethnicity or color. The nature and the negative impact of such stereotyping are more pronounced in poor and developing countries of the world like Africa where development, education, access to media and awareness are scarce. The prevalence of such stereotyping in the continent is the reason which compelled the researcher to engage in studying the contribution of feminist Ethiopian writers in this regard. This study, thus, primarily focuses on the degree of violence domination and its impacts on female characters in the two novels, ከአድማስ ባሻገር and Woman at Point Zero. To this effect, the researcher, in light of the purpose of this research would consider the basic notion of patriarchy as a guiding principle to explicate the novels. Based on the aforementioned novels, the writer will attempt to make comparative study on patriarchy. The result of this study has shown that Patriarchy is the dominant feminist approach in Ÿ›ÉTe vhÑ` and Woman at Point Zero. Different types of violence’s are observed in these two novels. And the destructive impacts of these types of violence’s are believed to be very hard to reverse. The two victim characters of the above violence, Lulit and Firdaus they stood against men and even went to the extreme of revenging men who they thought are the creators of patriarchy. The damage created by patriarchy can not be healed by simple psychological treatment. This is clearly seen in the two novels. Both characters Lulit and Firdaus decided to revenge man of a kind angered by all the pains they have faced created by patriarchy.
Appears in Collections:Thesis - Amharic Language, Litrature and Folklore

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