Rubyfruit Jungle | Study Guide

Rita Mae Brown

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Molly, Chapter 18 wished the world would let me be myself. Sources:, Rita Will: Memoir of a LiteraryRabble-Rouser by Rita Mae Brown, Time Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Molly’s Muscles Represent Molly’s inner toughness and strength of character Frog Symbolizes a free, completely fulfilling way of life Water Pipes Represent possible passages to a safer life Context Overview Motifs Main Ideas Themes Symbols Main Characters Molly Independent, strong-willed, intelligent, liberal-minded girl; comes of age on her own terms Carrie Judgmental, often cruel, unbending mother of her unconventional adopted daughter, Molly; worries about Molly’s future Carl Loving, supportive, hardworking adoptive father; wants Molly to have every opportunity for happiness and success An author and lifelong activist, Brown is known for writing best-selling novels—including mysteries she coauthors with her cat Sneaky Pie—and for working on screenplays. Rubyfruit Jungle, her semiautobiographical first novel, was an immediate success. RITA MAE BROWNBORN 1944 Author Labeling, or categorizing, contributes to unfair criticism of the individual. Labeling as Oppressive Women should not have to depend on men for financial or emotional support. Patriarchy as Problematic When Molly or someone she doesn’t even know is harassed, she speaks up. Harassment Is Unacceptable Molly Bolt is a smart, quick-witted, and defiant child who feels she has nothing in common with anyone. Maturing into a forceful person, she makes her own way, refusing to answer to anyone or accept the status quo—and refusing to let her lesbianism define who she is. THEMES In Pursuit ofForbidden Fruit English Original Language 1973 Year Published Rita Mae Brown Author Rubyfruit Jungle Women’s Studies Novel

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