Mothers' Boys,The Fifth Childにおける人間関係--母性を中心に  [in Japanese] An interpretation of two novels: Mothers' boys and The fifth child: research on motherhood  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

In Margaret Forster's novel, Mothers' Boys, the pain of two mothers, the mother of a juvenile thug, and the mother of the thug's hapless victim, is explored. Doris Lessing, who got a Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007, wrote The Fifth Child, in which she also depicts the pain of motherhood at the birth of her fifth child. This paper is to explicate the relationship of sons and mothers in both stories and to give the further research on the theme of "what is the true meaning of motherhood?" The paper consists of three sections. In the first section, the maternal love found in Mothers' Boys is discussed. In the next section, the mother's agony and instincts in The Fifth Child is analyzed. In the final section, I give deep consideration to the complex range of emotions that motherhood entails.

Journal

  • 学苑

    学苑 (822), 91-102, 2009-04

    昭和女子大学近代文化研究所

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007043008
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00038441
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    13480103
  • NDL Article ID
    10249276
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZW2(一般誌--交友会誌その他) // ZV1(一般学術誌--一般学術誌・大学紀要)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z24-49
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  IR 
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