Jane Eyre's Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine's Story
Joseph Campbell's model of the hero's journey doesn't work for women, says author Jody Bower. We need a different model to do justice to a woman's experience of moving beyond the expectations of conventional societal roles to find her true, creative self.
To explore the pattern of the woman's heroic journey in contrast to a man's, Bower draws from 19th century novels writ
But it was talking about the heroine’s journey in literature and sure, if I didn’t take to ...more
Nevertheless, this was an interesting and fresh look at the heroine journey, not only as it compares to the hero journey in fiction, but as it applies to our development as women in the real world.
There were some areas that I had trouble with. For example, someone who abandons her family to go discover herself is seen as being selfish, because she IS selfish. And it's not because sh ...more
Jane Eyre’s Sisters takes a Jungian archetypal approach to storytelling, whereby archetypes represent ‘the deepest patterns of psychological function – even, perhaps the “roots of the soul”’.
Bower adds her voice to the challenge (see also The Heroine's Journey: Woman's Quest for Wholeness) of Campbell’s Hero’s Journey (The Hero With a Thousand Faces) that the monomyth is a poor fit for ...more
Personally, I'm not entirely sure that I buy the theory that all great stories m ...more
A superb book, analysis the herione behaviour in old literature.
The author pinpointed the steriotype of character portrayed by the authors.
The author carry the story of Aletis throughout the book and can say the author analysed in different dimension and the one was so catchy....
When she analysed in the angle of witch and how witch able to think clearly and how it helps the herione to understand her
A must read for a woman who admire the world from the point of Yang-Female.
Loved every ...more
Jody Gentian Bower provides us with an intelligent theory that we can use to explore the woman's narrative both in literary and psychological terms. She uses the current theories of the hero's journey and feminine theories as a jumping off point to map out the distinct moments of a woman's life that contribute to her becoming a whole person. This refreshing look not only helps us to understand the feminine path in literature and life more clearly ...more