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Construction of Female Awareness and Discourse Authority : Interpretation of Palace of Desire from the Perspective of Feminist Narratology

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DOI: 10.23977/langl.2022.050102 | Downloads: 19 | Views: 487

Author(s)

Fang Manfeng 1

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1 Institute of Foreign Language and Culture, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

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Fang Manfeng

ABSTRACT

Palace of Desire is an excellent costume TV series directed by Li Shaohong. There are two screenwriters named Zhen Chong and Wang Yao. They used unique writing strategies to narrate the story of Princess Tai Ping and Empress Wu Zetian who are trapped in a delimma of power and emotion during a special period of Tang Dynasty, showing the confusion of women in the feudal society of ancient China. This article will use the theory of feminist stylistics to analyze the script of Palace of Desire. To be more specific, the paper focuses on narrative voices in Palace of Desire. It is hoped that how the screenwriters construct the narrative authority of women and make the work a feminist classic can be interpreted.

KEYWORDS

Palace of Desire, Feminist Stylistics, Narrative Voice

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Fang Manfeng, Construction of Female Awareness and Discourse Authority : Interpretation of Palace of Desire from the Perspective of Feminist Narratology. Lecture Notes on Language and Literature (2022) Vol. 5: 5-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/langl.2022.050102.

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