Till We Have Faces And The Woman Warrior

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things they can't help?” A memorable quote by the well known author CS Lewis in his novel Till We Have Faces, a question that could stick in the back of one's mind, always on the edge of one's thoughts. Author, Maxine Hong Kingston, in her collection of stories, The Woman Warrior, memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts has a clear dissenting voice that displays criticism of the heavily impressed upon idea of shame of femininity and female sexuality. She displays the harmful effect shame can have as a powerful force used to control women to maintain them as the submissive sex. Her short stories show multiple times that shame is a driving power in the story. The author’s purpose is to reveal how exacting shame can be. The fact that a person is female
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