International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Empowerment through Feminine Narrative in the Male Supremacy in the Black Prince
Dr. XU Ming-ying

Murdoch assigns the narration of a first male-narrator followed by four postscripts in which other characters (three of them are female) get a chance to speak their own view of the events. The paper reveals how the empowerment of the unique narrative structure enables the female characters to retell the story in their own way and for their own aim in the hegemony of male supremacy and indicates that the well-designed experimental narrative mode makes the male-female dialogue on the basis of equality possible. Through the analysis of the confusion brought by this multi-voiced narration, the paper also illustrates Murdoch’s view on gender that the liberation of women is not to snatch the discourse power from men and take it for women’s own use but to share the equal discourse power with men to keep the balance between the two genders, which is in accord with her philosophical ideas on women’s liberation and women’s movements.

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