DWJ: Polly, Sophie

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at indigo.ie
Wed Jun 27 16:56:53 EDT 2001


Laurie:

>SallyO wrote:
>DWJ ref... Polly is a hero, so is Sophie, but I wouldn't call either of
>them feminists.
>
>Interesting.  This is in no way intended to be a criticism; the list has
>always talked about how every person seems to have their own definition of
>feminism, and I can see, Sallyo, that by certain definitions of feminism,
>Polly and Sophie aren't, but in my own mind, by my own definition of
>feminism, which is no more or no less valid than anyone else's, Polly and
>Sophie are two female characters I would hold up as examples of the kind
>of feminist I would label myself as.  I've often thought that an analysis
>of _Howl's Moving Castle_ from one of the feminist approaches would be
>fascinating.
>
>Laurie

What she said.  Yup.  Me too.  Except that I wouldn't make such a 
good hero as Polly.  The spirit and the flesh and all that...  :)

Hallie.

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