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Ruth’s Homecoming into the Patriarchal Register

Xinya Deng

Abstract


The Homecoming is one of Pinter’s most famous plays involved in power and gender. This paper, while probing into
the role of not only Ruth but also Teddy and Lenny who play important roles in the power competition in this play, aims to explore
the true nature of Ruth’s homecoming, that is, her homecoming into the patriarchal register.

Keywords


Pinter; The Homecoming; Power competition; Gender; Patriarchy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v10i6.2877

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