Description: The dissertation set out to look at how feminism is depicted in Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings and Martins A Song of Ice and Fire. First, fantasy as well as female literature are, followed by a brief overview of the history of fantasy, in order to discuss certain fantastic elements in both novels. Throughout this history, a description of how feminism has been portrayed at that time is discussed. The second part of this dissertation discusses whether or not the writers can be seen as feminist. It is therefore interesting to look whether these male authors present the same rage against male oppression through their female characters. This gives a first impression of feminism at that time, which is further discussed by how both male authors depict female characters. For this dissertation, I ...
Author(s): Dirk Vranken
Publisher(s): Universiteit Antwerpen
Publish Date: 2013
Book Pages: Unknown
Industry Identifier: Unknown
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