This dismissal is resonated in his female hero
and the portrayal of male characters in the film.
Combining these elements creates an illuminating analysis of the impact of female heroes
on the genre.
DuPlessis also makes an important distinction between a female heroine, whose narrative trajectory ends in marriage and who is "the object of male attention or rescue" (200), and the female hero
, who is emancipated from her confinement within the romance plot and "is a central character whose activities, growth, and insight are given much narrative attention and much authorial interest" (200).
(12) On the difference between a "heroine" and a "female hero
," see Betty King's Women of the Future: The Female Main Character in Science Fiction (Metuchen: Scarecrow P, 1984).
Alexandra Bergson is a female hero
who shifts the reader's perceptions of heroism, greatness, and nobility.
Even more surprising is the militant female hero
, Praphimphan, in Luang Wichit Wathakan's wildly popular 1949 novel Sea of Love, Chasm of Death, as described by Thak Chaloemtiarana.
As a young woman, Addams "dreamt that she could bend gender rules and become a female hero
without having to risk public scorn." That didn't happen--and for many young women, it still doesn't happen.
Her character's story is at the heart of the picture, as Witi Ihimaera, from whose novel of the same name the film has been adapted, explains: "It's about a female hero
, in a world where there are so many male heroes.
. "'I Love the Way Janie Crawford Left Her Husbands': Emergent Female Hero
." Gates and Appiah 98-109.
TOP racehorse trainer Jenny Pitman says you can forget your Bridget Jones and Geri Halliwells, Welsh athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson is a true modern female hero
Phillips: A shero is a female hero
, a woman successful in her own right who exudes SistaPower.
Instead, she will venerate a she-ro or a hera as a female hero
, especially since hera calls to mind the majestic Greek goddess Hera.