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A critical analysis of the fictional representation of an old woman reviewing her life

Myriam Ansay

The scope of this dissertation is to investigate the representation of elderly women within our western context and the effects of late-life review on their psychological well-being. Elderly women are recurrently portrayed as doubly OTHER in our society, ‘other’ to youth and ‘other’ to men, and are thus subjected to both ageist and sexist stereotypes. The aim of this piece of work is to demystify such denigrating cultural preconceptions by analysing the old female...

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