The Callisto Myth from Ovid to Atwood: Initiation and Rape in Literature

The Callisto Myth from Ovid to Atwood: Initiation and Rape in Literature

Kathleen Wall


Kathleen Wall lines the parable via fifteen works of English, American, and Canadian literature, supplying a clean, feminist analyzing of those narratives. one of the works analysed are decisions through Margaret Atwood, Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy, and George Elliot. The ensuing textual content unearths many points of the realities of women's event from the center a while to the 20th century. And eventually, Wall exhibits rape to be an expression of dominance instead of lust, giving elevated help to the definition steered by means of feminists. Wall demonstrates that the Callisto delusion is a robust archetype which illustrates either the victimization of ladies and their look for independence and autonomy, an archetype that are meant to now not be overlooked by way of smooth women.

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