Dolores Claiborne, Motherhood, and the Maternal Melodrama



This chapter examines how the conventions of the Gothic romance and the maternal melodrama in Dolores Claiborne foreground the systemic nature of women’s oppression and the abuser’s use of motherhood as a weapon, while ultimately offering female-female relationships and female violence as predictable solutions to abuse.


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  1. 1.Department of HumanitiesMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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