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Feministiese fasette in Klipkus van Marlise Joubert

J. W. du Plessis, D. H. Steenberg
Literator | Vol 10, No 3 | a833 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v10i3.833 | © 1989 J. W. du Plessis, D. H. Steenberg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 May 1989 | Published: 07 May 1989

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J. W. du Plessis, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa
D. H. Steenberg, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Modern feminists concern themselves particularly with tracing oppositional strategies versus the conventional depiction of gender in fiction. One of these strategies is the lesbian relationship. By substituting the heterosexual relationship with lesbian love, the traditional authority of the male in the matrimonial relationship will be subverted. Klipkus primarily has lesbianism as its theme, but it simultaneously deals with a most important feminist strategy. This article examines the feminist aspects of the theme, viz. the positive relationship between two females and the negative results of the heterosexual relationship. In this process the male image is shattered. This depiction is expressed in a feminine mode of writing.


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