GENDER MEANING AS NARRATED IN TONI MORRISON’S BELOVED : GREIMAS’ ACTANTIAL ANALYSIS
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The results of the research show that women have important roles in the novel. It defines how Sethe fights for herself to escape from slavery although she is a woman. It is also reflected in another woman characters in the novel. They are strong, powerful and brave and never give up to get the better future. It breaks an opinion that women are always inferior. It proves that women still can do what they want to do, although they are women. The gender meaning as narrated in the story shows that the women have more roles than men. Although they live in paternalistic culture, they still hold on their will. Thus, the stereotype about women that women are weak, submissive, inferior are proven wrong in this novel.