International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Bride of New France: A Literary View about the Insertion of Women along the Colonization Period
Beatrice Uber, Gilmei Francisco Fleck, Ph.D.

This paper analyzes the theme of the insertion of white European women in New France, during the seventeenth century, seen by the literary prism. At that time a large number of young girls were recruited in Europe with the objective of marrying, raising a family and bearing children in America. They were known as the “King’s daughters”. Based upon the novel Bride of New France, by the Canadian writer Suzanne Desrochers, we emphasized the peripheral and fictional vision of the main character Laure Beauséjour about the first years of colonization in New France and also analyzed if the fictional discourse differs or is similar to the historical one about this American past.

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