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Caryl Churchill and gender roles : Owners, Cloud Nıne, Top Girls

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This thesis evaluates Caryl Churchill's criticism of culturally defined roles imposed by patriarchy on both sexes in her three plays Owners, Cloud Nine, and Top Girls by referring to Kate Millet's defination of aspects of patriarchal ideology in Sexual Poitics, and the thesis contends that gender roles are arbitrary. Churchill's attempt to draw attention to patriarchal essentialism is discussed within this framework.