Southwest Minzu University, Chengdu, 610041, China
Henry David Hwang’s M. Butterfly is regarded as a successful reverse to the classic Italian opera Madame Butterfly. This thesis aims to interpret M. Butterfly from Homi Bhabba’s hybridity theory to explain the process of this reverse. The imperial western culture represented by Rene Gallimard meets with the oriental culture represented by Song Liling. In a seemingly conquered and assimilated environment, the latter constantly mimicries, hybridizes and penetrates the front to create slippage and rupture, dissolving its authority.
M.Butterfly; heterogeneity; mimicry; hybridity; dissolution; Orientalism
He Yuhan. An Interpretation of M. Butterfly from Homi Bhabba’s Hybridity Theory. Frontiers in Art Research (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 5: 68-75. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2021.030512.
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