Transformation of a mother-daughter storyline in modern female prose (based on the novel "Little Zacheses" " by E. Chizhova)
Трансформация материнско-дочернего сюжета в современной женской прозе (на материале романа Е. Чижовой «Крошки Цахес»)

Tatyana Nikolaevna Breeva, Kazan Federal University, Youliya Fedorovna Panibratova, Kazan Federal University
2020 Philology and Culture  
The theory about mother and daughter relationships, which can restore the lost self-identification of a woman, is recognized as traditional for theorists of feminism. It is this type of relationship that can create a connection between the broken man-woman relationships through a child and re-build the true nature of a woman. However, in Elena Chizhova's "Little Zacheses" these relationships build a completely different structure. The "mother-daughter" plot is first turned upside down when the
more » ... aughter becomes a mediator in her mother's interactions with the world (not vice versa), later it is perceived as something that destroys the truly female being and consciousness, carefully drawn up by the main character of the novel. Any attempts to display maternal care are either rejected or cause bodily harm on the woman. In the novel, a whole complex of oppositions is built up, isolating the woman from the mother's world, and later from men. Due to the woman's ability to multiply, grow deeper into herself, to be "not one", but "two in one", that is, to be a multiplicity, the main character creates her own being, which is a way of seeking her own identity. Many researchers turn to a "mother-daughter" plot as an unusually productive storyline in modern female prose. This article is an attempt to consider issues, related to the perception of this dichotomy through the prism of the concept stated by Luce Irigaray in her work "This Sex Which Is Not One".
doi:10.26907/2074-0239-2020-59-1-154-158 fatcat:twrptwr7lbeg7ixbifbcjvtgma