2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Le rôle de la femme dans la littérature de Gabrielle Roy: Maîtresse du foyer, personnage ecclésiastique, ou être caméléon
Misty D. Lipp
Dr. Betty McLane-Iles, Faculty Mentor

Throughout history the image of women in society has changed drastically, from matriarch-led societies to female oppression, from powerless beings to empowered women. With these ever-changing views of the female figure, literature has captivated the essence of women's resiliency. No other Canadian writer is more recognized for shedding light on these leading women than Gabrielle Roy. In Roy's works Bonheur d'ocassion, La Route d'Altamount and Un jardin au bout du monde, she shows society a glimpse of the ever-changing, and highly important, role of women in the family. They are portrayed as the heads of household, religious figures, and chameleon-like creatures, who are forced to sacrifice themselves for their families, when it seems as if their spouses make no sacrifice at all. By Roy's determination to demonstrate the roles of women, French writing has changed immensely giving females their well-deserved place, front and center in the novel.

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Topic(s):Ecrivains de la Francophonie: Portraits et Comment
French

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 41-3
Location: MG 1090
Time: 1:45

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