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The Secret of the Dulskis’ Establishment
The Secret of the Dulskis’ Establishment

Author(s): Krystyna Kłosińska
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Gender Studies, Studies of Literature, Sociology, Modern Age, Polish Literature, 19th Century, Social Norms / Social Control, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Summary/Abstract: This article examines gender construction in the main characters of Gabriela Zapolska’s tragic farce The Morality of Mrs. Dulska as well as her short story The Death of Felicjan Dulski. Focussing on the petit bourgeois Mr. Dulski and Mrs. Dulska, Kłosińska asks in what ways class, wealth and socio-cultural factors determine the processes of gender construction within the petite bourgeoisie and how they shape the characters’ mentalities.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 88-110
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English