Maria Irene Forne's Play "Fefu and Her Friends"
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This paper looks at the masculine character of the woman, Fefu in Maria Irene Forne's play "Fefu and Her Friends". It shows the various ways that Fefu strays from her traditional role as a woman as she gives up her gender to join the male forces in society.
From the Paper:"Feminism is an area of increasing interest and mystery especially in modern plays like Maria Irene Fornes' Fefu and Her Friends. Fefu, an antithesis to her stereotypical fellow women, serves as the bold, daring and "new cross-gender" type figure of the play. This broad spectrum of extreme levels of manhood portrayed by Fefu is equalized out and even supported by the overall characterizations of the women in the text. In turn, these characterizations of Fefu and her friends all come together to depict Fefu's "manhood." Although a woman, Fefu portrays herself as a strong, domineering character, like the stereotypical male, and tries to enforce this masculinity upon her friends."
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Maria Irene Forne's Play "Fefu and Her Friends" (2003, February 17) Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/maria-irene-forne-play-fefu-and-her-friends-1215/
"Maria Irene Forne's Play "Fefu and Her Friends"" 17 February 2003. Web. 21 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/maria-irene-forne-play-fefu-and-her-friends-1215/>