A Rebel Against Patriarchy In Sharon Pollock's Blood Relations

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P. Maria Ponn Sindhuja II MA English Literature PG & Research Department of English Holy Cross College Trichy - 620002 Lizzie Borden- A Rebel Against Patriarchy In Sharon Pollock’s Blood Relations Sharon Pollock is considered one of Canada 's most respected dramatists. Her writing techniques are innovative. She works in multiple genres. Her dialogues are strong and contain social messages about oppressive forces and those who suffer under oppression. She has won many awards, including the Canada Council Governor General 's Literary Awards in 1981 for Blood Relations (1980) and in 1986 for Doc (1984), the Alberta Writers Guild Award in 1986, and the Alberta Literary Foundation Award in 1987. She is a prolific writer. Her plays have been produced on stage, television and radio. Sharon Pollock was born on April 19th, 1936 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Her father was a physician and politician and her mother was a nurse. Her first play "A Compulsory Option" won the 1971 Alberta playwriting Competition and she started her career as a playwright. The play ‘Blood Relations’ is based on a historical fact. It is based on the 1892 double murder of Lizzie Borden 's father and stepmother, a crime for which Lizzie herself was charged. The crime shocked the entire Massachusetts community of Fall River, as well as the whole nation, and citizens read with fascination, the reports of the trial. Lizzie was acquitted but the crime was never solved, and her innocence was questioned by the

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