The Characterization of Female Characters in Three Short Stories by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Document Type : Research Paper



Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is a French contemporary author who draws   a cosmopolitan image of female character through his stories. In his first collection, “Odette Toulemonde and other stories”, his major characters are married women who belong to a lower social class and he tries to compare the definitions of a happy life among   these women with those who belong to a rich social class. Schmitt has chosen two ways for presenting his characters: Direct and indirect.  He has taken into consideration some elements including name and viewpoint. Since his main concern is the inner problems of his female characters, he doesn’t pay attention to their physical aspects. His detailed descriptions of the female characters present his expertise knowledge of the feminine world. In this article, we have tried to study Schmitts’ characterization from the point of view of Card.