Concept of Tragic Women in Modern American Tragedy: Perspective on Norman's Night, Mother and Fornes' Mud

Waseem Hammad Khalaf, Iman El-Nour

Abstract


           In the contemporary society, a revolutionary transformation seems to occur in the representation of modern women. This transformation includes the change in the image of women from the traditionally submissive, passive, minor roles, and oppressed type into the new rebellions, active, self-reliant one who is represented in modern American drama. This revolutionary transformation can be noticed in the representations of Jessie in Norman's Night, Mother and Mae in Fornes' Mud. They are considered from a modern tragic woman perspective, they no more represent the traditional type of women who is submissive, passive, and oppressed. In fact, they represent a new contemporary, new rebellions, new center character, and challenging the traditional tragic women.


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