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The Ideal of Emancipation in the Name of Life Female characters in Ismail Kadare's works published during the communism period

Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2021    |    PP. 223-251    |PDF (300 K)|    Pub. Date: July 5, 2021
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Author(s)
Ylli Sula, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania

Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to analyze and bring to light the symbolism concepts and messages that the female characters of Kadare contain and convey sometimes directly and resoundingly and sometimes in a more discreet, implied, or even hidden way. Because of the censorship and pressure exerted by the communist regime guided by Marxist-Leninist ideology, communist morality, and the ideal of the "new man" and the "new woman", the works of Kadare published during that period abound with such symbolism, concepts, and messages. His ideal of woman emancipation animated by love and dignity, by its aspiration for freedom, for the full blossoming of her sexuality and intimacy, not only refuses the communist models of the "new woman" by going far beyond them but takes shape and presents itself as their perfect anti-model which springs to life, moves and evolves in a parallel world and imaginary modernity.

Keywords
Kadare, novels, female characters, dictatorship period, censorship, emancipation, Albanian literature.

Cite this paper
Ylli Sula, The Ideal of Emancipation in the Name of Life Female characters in Ismail Kadare's works published during the communism period, SCIREA Journal of Sociology. Vol. 5 , No. 4 , 2021 , pp. 223 - 251 .

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