Bachelor of Arts in English
Margaret Case, Ph.D.
This thesis reveals the patriarchal structures present within today’s popular children’s literature. An examination of Harry Potter, Tangled, and Shrek shows that female characters in these movies actually demonstrate behaviors that perpetuate the patriarchal structures which they at might seem to avoid. This thesis will conclude that, after examining these popular children’s works, it is clear that these patriarchal structures are not only present in literature, but they are often invisible and pervasive.
Kristina, Ragone, "Invisible Hegemony: An Examination of Patriarchal Structures in Harry Potter, Tangled, and Shrek" (2012). English Theses. 79.