Exploration on the Female Images in Widowers' Houses

Yang Xue
Suzhou Vocational University
Science》 2008-8

Abstract:Widowers' Houses is George Bernard Shaw's first play. The two female images in the play : Blanche and the Parlormaid reflected his early feministic idea. The middle-class woman Blanche's antagonism against patriarchy reveal the the middle-class women's demand on the equal right between men. The image of her Parlomaid explored the passive status of the lower-class women and the necessity of their feministic awareness.
Keywords:feminisim, female image, satire

Paper type:Published