A Study of Hélène Cixous’ Concepts of Neuter and Other in Margaret Atwood’s Life before Man

Shahram Afrougheh, Mandana Kalantari


This study tries to find the evidences of similarity in thoughts and beliefs common between two female writers, Hélène Cixous and Margaret Atwood; therefore, the main concepts, neuter and other that  Cixous introduced and discussed by means of her Feminine writing, are applied in Atwood’s novel, Life before Man. The research is done by studying the main characters of the above-mentioned novel. The results show that none of characters is able to cope and connect with other that leads to their unhappy lives and their failure.


Hélène Cixous, Margaret Atwood, Neuter, Other, Feminine writing

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.3n.3p.104


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