Hysterical Girl: A Second Look at Gillian Flynn’s 'Gone Girl'
Amy Elliot Dunne, the female protagonist in Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, is a modern-day hysteric. Dunne represents the two sides of womanhood: pliant and adaptable housewife and sociopathic and calculating murderess. Her beginning is nothing less than dramatic, she precedes seven dead female fetuses. The seven dead Hope’s resurrected within Amy, who destroyed in her mother’s body in her birth process, paint the picture of the perfectionist daughter who tries to become her coun