The Construction of Identity in Fadwa Tuqan's Mountainous Journey, Difficult Journey and Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle: A Mem

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قسم اللغة الإنجليزية ، کلية الدراسات الإنسانية القاهرة جامعة الأزهر


Journal of Faculty of Humanities Issue June -19. 2017.
Studies, Al-Azhar Unv.
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In contrast to men‟s autobiography which emphasizes the
autobiographer‟s individualism, women‟s autobiography often
presents relational identities that exist interdependently with others.
In Fadwa Tuqan‟s autobiography, Mountainous Journey, Difficult
Journey, and Jeannette Walls‟ memoir, The Glass Castle, the two
autobiographers shatter the mirrors created by the dominant male
culture and construct an alternate identity that is neither purely
individualistic nor totally collective, an identity that merges the
shared and the unique and invites a whole new understanding of the
female gender. This paper aims at showing how these two
autobiographers, despite their different cultures and social
backgrounds, construct their identities in relation to significant
others and emerge as fully independent persons and successful

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