|提及的人：||Marilynne Robinson; Ellen McLaughlin|
Brooke Diane Eskilson; Marilynne Robinson; Ellen McLaughlin
Honors paper presented to Macalester College. English Dept.
|複製注釋：||Also issued on microfilm.|
|描述：||ii, 141 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm.|
|叢書名：||Honors paper Macalester College.|
|責任：||Brooke Diane Eskilson.|
The ghost stories examined in the project suggest that women's achievement of autonomous selfhood within patriarchal culture requires mourning or individuating from the mother without fully giving up their primary attachment to her. In "The Haunting" and "Housekeeping," a haunted house signifies the phantasied maternal body. The two works illustrate the equally deadly consequences of a daughter's re-incorporation with the mother as home and a daughter's repudiation of the mother as home. "Tongue of a Bird" proposes that, to live and love beyond maternal loss, daughters must reject the mother as home paradigm and recognize their mothers as women-subjects.