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Mohammad Ghaffary

Mohammad Ghaffary

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4012-0093
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55573741900
Faculty: Literature and Languages
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
An Ecofeminist Reading of the Role of Nature in Shaping Individual Identity in Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things
Type
Thesis
Keywords
Nature, individual identity, ecofeminism, Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things
Year
2024
Researchers Athraa Fawzi Shareef Al-Mansoori(Student)، Mohammad Ghaffary(PrimaryAdvisor)، Mahdi Vahedikia(Advisor)

Abstract

This study examined the influence of nature on individual and communal identities as portrayed in Elizabeth Gilbert's novel The Signature of All Things. It revealed the transformative power of the natural environment and its significance for ecological and social harmony, providing insights into human-nature interactions. This study tackled Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things from an ecofeminist perspective. By undertaking a thorough examination of the relationship between nature, human culture, and femininity, the study intended to shed light on how the natural environment shapes and influences the characters’ sense of self and their relationships with one another. To comprehend the role of Alma Whittaker, the novel’s protagonist, in the natural world, her journey and intense immersion in botanical sciences were closely analyzed. In addition, the study explored how gender, environment, and power relations intersect, emphasizing how ecofeminist ideas are integrated into the narrative. This study revealed the profound impact of nature on individual and communal identities, as depicted in Elizabeth Gilbert's novel The Signature of All Things, emphasizing the transformative power of the natural environment and its potential for ecological and social harmony. This study revealed the possibilities for ecological and social peace by analyzing Gilbert's depiction of nature as a transformational force. It also offered insights into the complicated interplay between individuals, communities, and the environment.