Women’s Betrayal and Struggling in “Flowering Judas”

Yu-di LI


This paper begins from the analysis of the heroine Laura’s spiritual world to research the theme of Katherine Anne Porter’s short fiction “Flowering Judas”. It respectively analyzed the theme from two aspects: betrayal and struggling. Then this paper tries to comprehend author’s attitude towards life and to have a better understanding of women’s feminist conscious in the reality.
Keywords: Katherine Anne Porter, “Flowering Judas”, theme, feminist conscious
Résumé Cet essai commence par l’analyse du monde spirituel de l’héroïne Laura pour étudier le thème du roman Flowering Judas de Katherine Anne Porter. L’analyse s’effectue dans deux aspects : trahison et lutte. Ainsi, l’essai cherche à comprendre l’attitude de l’auteur à l’égard de la vie et à avoir une meilleure compréhension de la conscience féministe des femmes dans la réalité.
Mots-clés : Katherine Anne Porter, Flowering Judas, thème, conscience féministe
摘 要 本文從凱瑟琳•安•波特的短篇小說《開花的猶大樹》中女主人公勞拉的精神世界入手,分別從背叛與抗爭兩個方面對故事的主題進行了分析,試圖理解作者的人生態度,也對她表現出的女性的生存狀態和她們在面對殘酷現實時的女性意識有更深的認識。

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.ccc.1923670020060203.013


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