Whereas in pre-twentieth-century texts "[s]oon after she accepts the man in the love plot, the female hero
becomes a heroine, and the story ends" (DuPlessis 1985:8), twentieth-century texts have given the female protagonist more differentiated roles.
It is my contention that Alexandra is an enduring female hero
who shifts the reader's perceptions of heroism, greatness, and nobility.
If we readjust our vision as we re-read these texts, we might see how Gregory has fashioned the female hero
on a journey of discovery.
Image of money: Cultural drift, capitalist fantasy and the prime-time female hero
That Janie is the only female hero
does not mean, however, that women cannot be heroes or that Hurston must imagine herself in masculine terms in order to assert her individualism.
But Fugard's female hero
draws reluctant admiration from Dominee Marius Byleveld at the end as he acknowledges her vision and retreats from her life: 'There is more light in you than in all your candles put together' (p.
A female Hero
with studded tights, a princess bouffant and a giant condom shield.
DC also brags of having more comic books featuring female leads than any other company, including Batgirl, Catwoman, Batwoman, Harley Quinn, the Joker's paramour, and Wonder Woman, the longest-running comic book with a female hero
Alan McMicheal, a "quiet, shy, thoughtful kind of stoic, taciturn, very learned guy who is madly in love with the female hero
I wanted to showcase a different kind of female hero
, and have many ethnicities and backgrounds represented.
But Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture is the new female hero
The bodies of both Neo and Trinity (the female hero
in the film) resist stereotypically masculine and feminine appearance, suggesting for the author "gender twists" that represent "a reflection of our current times" (188).
After the aborted Claire's Hat (2001) McDonald again takes on a female hero
in his exploration of the dangerous contradictions that inform public consciousness.
In particular, I would ask the question, How far has the potential female hero
got since Mansfield?
Alan McMichael, a "quiet, shy, thoughtful kind of stoic, taciturn, very learned guy who is madly in love with the female hero