The Rejection of Maternalism in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables

“‘I wouldn’t be in that orphan’s shoes for anything” – The Rejection of Maternalism in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Maternalism is a huge theme in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables; however, not in the usual way. Typically, women are believed to inherit a number of maternal qualities, or rather, a wealth of … Read moreThe Rejection of Maternalism in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables

Womanhood in Anne of Green Gables

There is ample dispute over L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: whether it is a feminist novel, whether is it supposed to be a feminist novel and what it is actually suggesting about women. Montgomery disassociated herself from the feminist movement; nonetheless she believed that women ought to have the right to vote (Cecily, 27). … Read moreWomanhood in Anne of Green Gables

Gender Construction and Nature in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables

There is much debate amongst literary critics over L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. The arguments stem from the whether or not it should be defined as a feminist novel and what the narrative really implies about women. L.M. Montgomery disassociated herself from the feminist movement, yet she believed that women should have the right … Read moreGender Construction and Nature in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables

Who Are You, Anne with an “E?”: Naming in Anne of Green Gables

A name is an intrinsic characteristic of an object: that is, a name represents the object and explains it most implicitly. This is the reason why people tell their names first when they introduce themselves, get little bit upset when their names are called in a wrong way, and decide a baby’s name carefully. Furthermore, … Read moreWho Are You, Anne with an “E?”: Naming in Anne of Green Gables