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Analysis of Elizabeth's Love in Winesburg, Ohio: a Perspective of Sociological Criticism

Guo Ping   

  1. School of Foreign Languages, Taishan Medical College, Taian Shandong 271000, China
  • Received:2014-03-07 Online:2015-11-25 Published:2015-12-02


In the novel Winesburg,Ohio,Sherwood Anderson depicts a town named Winesburg located in the western part of America, which is transferring from the agricultural society to the industrial society. Many town residents behave strangely and have a twisted mind,and they are called grotesques, Elizabeth is just one of them. By applying the theory of social mechanism over human madness and adopting feminist approach, the paper interprets Elizabeth's love life, namely love before marriage, love in the marriage and love at the end of her life with an analysis about the external social factors of her twisted psychology in her love so as to alert modern people of female's emotional world and to ensure the mental health of women in society.

Key words: Sherwood Anderson, social mechanism, feminism, grotesques, Elizabeth

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