Abstract

This essay explores the way that James's experience with the Civil War led him to challenge popular assumptions regarding gender roles, familial structures, and the guiding principles of democracy in his novel. By analyzing his complicated military metaphors and characters that redefine and disrupt popular notions of maternity and paternity, the essay uncovers a critical commentary on the link between democratic principles and capitalistic motivation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6555
Print ISSN
0273-0340
Pages
pp. 147-167
Launched on MUSE
2005-05-18
Open Access
No
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