A Marxist reading of "The Frill" revealed the underlying competition for economic and social advantage between characters of different classes. In this case, between Mrs. Lowe, the postmaster's wife and a native tailor. It unveiled the exploitations of one class over another and portrayed the effects of these struggles between classes to the characters themselves. Key concepts discussed are economic determinism and classism focusing on alienation, commodification, reification and hegemony of repressive ideology. Effects of the capitalist economy are ingeniously displayed through the otherwise seemingly trivial everyday scene of one person requesting another to make him or her for something for a certain cost.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of the Humanities|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Dec 2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arts and Humanities(all)