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Gender Issues in Carol Boltís Icetime

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Allahabad University, Allahabad, UP, India

Res. J. †Language and Literature Humanities, Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 5-7, October,19 (2016)


A socially committed dramatist, Carol Bolt is known for her political, womenís and childrenís plays. Bolt was a writer with clear feminist leanings and was always conscious of her social responsibility. The creative writings of Carol Bolt reveal some significant gender issues under the garb of dramatic art. The feminist believed that in order to understand womenís position in the world, one has to understand the system of patriarchy. In a patriarchal social setup, masculinity is associated with superiority whereas feminity is linked with inferiority. Icetime is a feminist play, by Boltís definition in which female leads. Through this play, Bolt motivates women to struggle for the sake of justice against the traditional values.


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