Female Characters’ Rule in Rise and Fall of Modern American Society: A Case Study of John Steinbeck’s Masterpieces

Maryam Omrany, Kian Pishkar


The reasons of the study are to explore the situations in which women characters exercise power in relationship with men and to investigate in most of Steinbeck’s work that the women characters carry dominant and active roles, which they gain empowerment in the selected novels. Although feminists are interested in criticizing the subordination of women, many works concerning women empowerment are also found in the canon. Thus, efforts to look at Steinbeck’s works in relation to his women characters and power should also be given importance.


Female characters, John Steinbeck’s masterpieces, American literature

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