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This essay examines Janice Galloway’s The Trick Is to Keep Breathing from the perspective of Postmodernism and Feminism, focusing specifically on the issues of female identity. The first part of this essay explores the development of the concept of identity in relation to Postmodernist and Feminist theories. Additionally, the theoretical part offers an overview of Postmodernism and Feminism as well as the results of the interaction between the two theories. The practical part of the essay deals with analyzing Galloway’s novel from the perspective of postmodern Feminism and female identity. For that purpose, the study uses several select passages from Trick that best illustrate Galloway’s postmodern feminist perspective. The study reveals that Galloway’s methods of social criticism of patriarchy and traditional gender roles are effective, while the textual evidence suggests her close engagement with the concepts of Feminism and Postmodernism. Galloway’s approach to constructing female identity stems from the deconstruction of patriarchal institutions, which she explicitly criticizes in her novel. As the concepts of family and romantic relationships fall under her scrutiny, the importance of reconceptualizing the idea of female identity becomes apparent. The postmodern notions of the decentralization of the narrative and the feminist concepts of changing the way women are being talked and written about on the societal level echo throughout the text of Trick.
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