Women in Southern Contemporary Literature
A paper discussing images of women in southern literature.
An essay which discusses images of women in modern and contemporary southern literature. The author of the paper uses several stories as examples, including “Fried Green Tomatoes” by Fanny Flag, Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path and Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor.
“Most of the male Southern writers; characters are dark and filled with psychological turmoil. Just think of Faulkner and Tennessee Williams. Their characters are complex and often maudlin. Women Southern writers on the other hand seem to squeeze in humor and irony even among the most sentimental tale. Flannery O”;Connor is one example of female Southern writers who seemed to always have a twist of irony in her plots and characters. ”