Masculinity in Crisis: A Gender Study of Blasted by Sarah Kane

wei CEN, Teng MA


Sarah Kane’s plays not only concern about women’s fate, but also pay attention to the existential crisis that men have encountered. As the representative of Kane’s male protagonists, Ian in Blasted, not only suffers from physical pain but also psychological nihilism. Due to the internal and external threats, the absoluteness of males’ power is debilitated. Meanwhile, with the progress of plots, the fragility of the man, as well as his craving for hope, truth and love is gradually surfaced.



Blasted; Masculinity; Crisis

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