Stereotypes of Women Portrayal and their Modifications in Lithuanian Prose of the Second Part of the 20th Century.
The portrayal of a woman in the Lithuanian prose of the second part of the 20th century demonstrates consequent modification and transformation of stereotypes. In Lithuanian literature of 50s the ideal of a soviet woman, combining a triad within wife-worker-mother, is formed. The dichotomy of privacy/publicity raises the new stereotypes of portraying women. Only the representatives of old generation are capable to represent the stereotype of home woman and mother, the intermediate generation is already unable to sustain traditional values therefore it still lives in a private sphere although the scale of values is already destroyed. The youngest generation seeks to dissociate from the home sphere accordingly, women of this generation recedes from village to town trying to find their real “self” as a free and independent individual. The rhythm of a new life turns out to be surmountable therefore still very difficult for a woman who strives for liberation.
Klimasauskiene, I. Kailiute, R. (2005), Stereotypes of Women Portrayal and their Modifications in Lithuanian Prose of the Second Part of the 20th Century. Gender Studies and Research. Siauliai University Publishing House, nr 1, p. 23-30.
Is Part Of: Gender Studies and Research, nr 1, p. 61-66.