Death and Victimhood: An Analysis of Women’s Bodies and Objectification in Laidlaw and The Cutting Room — Haley Writes

William McIlvanney’s Laidlaw (1977) and Louise Welsh’s The Cutting Room (2002) use the deaths of beautiful, young women as political and social commentary. Both of these contemporary Scottish crime novels delve into themes of gender, victimhood and violence, showing how an oppressive, patriarchal society allows women’s bodies to be brutalized and objectified because of bigotry, […]

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