Author: Brassard, Christina
The exploration of the construction of the masculine identity in Québécois literature has gained popularity over the last few years; however, the current research on this topic highlights an urgent need to redefine this concept. The aim of this project is to examine the relevance of the murder of the father as a signifier in the development of the construction of the identity of the son in the following contemporary Québécois plays: Le Faucon by Marie Laberge, L’Impératif présent by Michel Tremblay, and Littoral by Wajdi Mouawad. The current analysis suggests that the father figure should be seen as an influential factor in the construction of the masculine identity and that masculine identity in Quebec has for a long time been considered in a derogatory way.
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Thesis advisor: Calderon, Jorge
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