Research Article

The Study of Female Anxiety in Hotel du Lac from the Perspective of Power Theory


  • Qing man Chen Postgraduate student, College of Foreign Languages, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China


The Hotel du Lac has long been a hub for literary research. However, less attention has been paid to the various sorts of female anxiety that appear in the novel. Therefore, this study employs Foucault's power theory to examine feminine anxiety in the book on the basis of literature research and detailed reading. Three distinct forms of anxiety in Hotel du Lac are covered in this essay. One is the stress experienced by married women. Mrs. Pusey and Monica struggled with reproductive issues and body attractiveness, catering to their husband's preferences and requirements. While the loneliness Edith's mother experienced between cultures contributed to her uneasiness in addition to her unhappy marriage. Jennifer's worry as a daughter and an unmarried lady is the second major anxiety in the novel. The last anxiety relates to Edith’s appearance, single status, and writing. However, the modest attire she insisted on, her desire for romantic love, and her insistence on making up her own stories were how she ultimately fought the male disciplinary power. According to the article's meticulous analysis of the various anxieties, the patriarchal society's power structure is found to be the main cause of women's discomfort. In order to overcome their identity concern, women are encouraged to choose an appropriate vocation and develop independent female awareness.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

6 (2)





How to Cite

Chen, Q. man. (2023). The Study of Female Anxiety in Hotel du Lac from the Perspective of Power Theory. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 6(2), 108–113.



Hotel du Lac; anxiety; disciplinary power; women