Analysis of the Life Tragedy of Carla in “Runaway” From the Perspective of Androgyny



From the perspective of the theory of androgyny, this paper analyzes the embodiment and transformation of the androgyny in the protagonist Carla through her two attempts to run away and further points out that the androgyny imbalance is the primary cause of her tragic fate. Her failure to achieve a harmonious coexistence of masculinity and femininity to a state of relative equilibrium made her a victim of the patriarchal society.


Alice Munro; “Runaway”; Androgyny

Full Text:



Bahador, R., & Zohdi, E. (2015). Alice Munro’s “Runaway” in the Mirror of Sigmund Freud. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, 4(2), 169-17.

Bazarova, L. V. (2019). Interlingual transformations in the translation of the literary work “Runaway” by Alice Munro. Ad Alta: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 9(2), 1-9.

Beauvior, S. D. (1956). The second sex. London: Jonathan Cape.

Cixous, H. (2005). Laugh of the medusa. Apokalipsa, 25, 90-92.

Dos Santos, J. (2009). Postmodern challenges in Alice Munro’s short fiction: Issues of language and representation. New Challenges in Language and Literature, FALE/UFMG, 265-273.

Gilbert, S. M., & Susan G. (1984). The madwoman in the attic. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Liu, Q. (2013). An analysis of female consciousness in Alice Monro’s Runaway. Movie Review, 21, 125-126.

Mgallad, A. H. (2020). Feminist Identity, Ambition and Choice in Alice Munro’s Runaway. Journal of Al-Frahedis Arts, 12.42(II), 389-398.

Munro, A. (2005). Runaway. New York: Vintage Books.

Tolan, F. (2010). To leave and to return: Frustrated departures and female quest in Alice Munro’s Runaway. Contemporary Women’s Writing, 4(3), 161-178.

Woolf, V. (1945). A room of one’s own. London: Penguin Books.

Yang, A. H. (2008). Tamara Ivanovna’s “androgyny”——Analysis of “Ivan’s daughter, Ivan’s mother” from a Perspective of Feminism. Russian Literature and Art, 4, 42-45.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2021 Zhang Qin

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Share us to:   


How to do online submission to another Journal?

If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.

We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases:;;

 Articles published in Studies in Literature and Language are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).


Address: 1020 Bouvier Street, Suite 400, Quebec City, Quebec, G2K 0K9, Canada. 
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138 
Website: Http://; Http://;;

Copyright © 2010 Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture