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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(7); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.040701.

Interpretation of Typical Image of Pessimistic Feminism in Henry James' Psychological Realism Novels


Jie Chen

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Jie Chen

College of Foreign Languages, Bohai University, Jinzhou, China


Psychological realism is a literary phenomenon in the transitional period from traditional realism to anti-traditional modernism. The famous American writer Henry James is a typical representative of psychological realism, and transfers the external events of realism art to the inner world. The pessimistic feminism images in James' novels are divided into different types, given different cultural levels, and a deeper understanding of the growth and maturity of women under different cultural circumstances. Specifically, they are divided into three types. One is cultural women in America, and they also include the naive ignorant type and the free romantic type. Second is cultural women in European also include the elegant temperament type and the declining aristocratic type. Third is Europeanized American women also include virtual phenotype and completely Europeanized type.


Henry James; Psychological realism; Pessimistic feminism; Interpretation of typical image

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Jie Chen. Interpretation of Typical Image of Pessimistic Feminism in Henry James' Psychological Realism Novels. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 7: 1-5. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.040701.


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