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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2021, 3(6); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2021.030605.

Henry James' Character Traits and Carding of His Pessimistic Feminist Works


Jie Chen

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Jie Chen

College of Foreign Languages, Bohai University, Jinzhou, China


Henry James is a great novelist in the history of British and American literature. This paper is based on the relevant theories of literary criticism. Character traits are the key factors leading to success. To study James' character traits, including the influence of back injury, father, European and American culture on his character, explore the formation of James' character psychology, and provide guidance for studying James' works. James is close to women's ideas, understands women's needs, sympathizes with women's fate, and understands women's choices. Represented by the three works of "The Tragic Muse", "The Wings of the Dove" and "The Golden Bowl", research and analysis James' pessimistic feminist works, and abandon the trite and empty ethical preaching and narrow patriarchal thoughts that wrap women. The James-style view of women and moral standards are used to guide women's literary creation.


Henry James; character traits; pessimistic feminism; carding of works

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Jie Chen. Henry James' Character Traits and Carding of His Pessimistic Feminist Works. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2021), Vol. 3, Issue 6: 19-23. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2021.030605.


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