The Role Of Food In Carol Shields' Novel "Swann"

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3 pages in length. Metaphors of food, cooking and eating are conspicuously present in Carol Shields' Swann that one cannot help but draw a distinction between the author's blatant symbolic purpose and the position of strength it holds within the concept of culture. Women's place has historically been in the home, tending to everything that has to do with raising a good family; while that is viewed as somewhat of an archaic perspective in contemporary culture, Shields makes it the focal point of her story through the metaphoric use of food in such a way that it transcends typical gender barriers and produces a much stronger teaching for the female place in society. No bibliography.

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