"The Member of the Wedding" Book Review by hicaliber

"The Member of the Wedding"
An analysis of the importance of family in Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding".
# 93841 | 1,003 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 11, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses how the heroine, Frankie Adams, of Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding" is primarily defined by her familial relationships. It looks at how Frankie seems ostracized from what is left of her biological family, even though she is not consciously aware of this fact. It concludes that Frankie learns that family is not particular to brothers, fathers, or mothers, but can be found within the hearts of anyone who cares enough to listen and understand her needs, thoughts, and feelings.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McCullers, Carson. The Member of the Wedding. New York: Bantam, 1985.
  • Murray, Jennifer. "Approaching Community in Carson McCullers." Southern Quarterly. Summer 2004, pp.1-3. <http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4074/is_200407/ai_n9431616?>
  • Yeager, Patricia. Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women's Writing, 1930-1990. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

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