Date of Award
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English Language and Literatures
After a brief contextualization of Vonnegut’s work, this essay close-reads his 1987 novel, Bluebeard, and locates the feminism within. I argue that Vonnegut establishes women as agents of generative change, breakers of marital conventions, artistic sages, authors, expressionists, interlopers, and nonviolent activists. I primarily examine Circe Berman and Marilee Kemp, supplementing with evidence from Edith Taft and Dorothy, as well as wider scholarship.
Medl, M. S.(2023). Kurt Vonnegut, a Difficult Feminist: Investigating Female Characters in Bluebeard. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/7178
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