A Woman-Centered Examination of the Heroines in the Stories of Amos Oz

Dvir Abramovich

Abstract


The representation of violence against female protagonists in the Oz canon encompasses within its prism manifold ventilations. It often, only becomes apparent as one scratches the surfaces of the author's works to examine the seemingly insignificant deportment, thoughts and observations of secondary characters. The reason being that masculine hostility is frequently veiled as innocuous ruminations by a male character. Until recently, the patriarchal legacy of violence that animates several of Oz's plots and which is inextricably enmeshed in the configuration of female psychology, has been, for the most part, overlooked within the scholarly community. Yet, with the growing attention by feminist criticism to such ideas, the identification of similar themes suffusing Oz’s writing is certain to surface and is welcomed addition to this important path.

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