“Feminism Passed Her By”: A Feminist Critique on Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger and The Photograph

  •  Shuiqing Yu    
  •  Yilin Gong    


Penelope Lively is a female British novelist whose novel Moon Tiger won the Booker Prize in 1987. Scholar Mary Moran argued that Moon Tiger is “a feminist history”. Challenging this argument, this article analyzes the characterization and plot in Moon Tiger and The Photograph, arguing that the two novels do not show enough feminist consciousness, but convey the support for male hegemony and misogyny complex instead.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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