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IJSSH 2021 Vol.11(1): 17-20 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2021.V11.1031

Flight of Freedom—Homosexuality and the Redirected Gender Roles in the Price of Salt

Siyu Yang

Abstract—This essay aims to examine how the lesbian relationship between Therese and Carol in The Price of Salt redirects the way Therese performs her gender role. Hegemony of gender roles is redirected by homosexuality. Therese acts differently in her romantic relationship with Carol, compared to that with Richard, in terms of her gained subjectivity in various aspects, including emotional freedom, social position, and sexual desires.

Index Terms—Female subjectivity, gender roles, homosexuality, the price of salt.

Siyu Yang is with the High School of Peking University, China (e-mail: yangsiyu37@163.com).


Cite: Siyu Yang, "Flight of Freedom—Homosexuality and the Redirected Gender Roles in the Price of Salt," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 17-20, 2021.

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