Suzana S (2009) claims that Confessions of a City Girl is based on her personal experiences and life, the book gives an impressive insight into the City, “city is a mad world, staffed largely by mad men” (p.5). The financial world is mainly male- dominated; from a female perspective, she wants to show us what it is like inside the financial world of the City.
Many rumors persist that Suzana’s work is more likely to be fiction such as on internet discussion boards (Amazon.co.uk, n.d), “an imaginative creation or a pretense that does not represent actuality but has been invented” (Difference between net, n.d). Currie (1990) states，“what the author of a fiction does intend is that the reader take a certain attitude toward the propositions uttered in the course of his performance” (p.18). An instance of this is we are led by Suzana to believe that in a meeting she once attended where she was the only woman there. No one had been offered any coffee from the sideboard, thus it was her responsibility to get up and serve the men. Maybe it is just her personal thought, based on a biased view under sexist work environment；she intended readers to believe in what she believed.
Susan Guenlius suggested that females tend to be more emotional than males (Susan Guenlius, 2011), and they think from a different perspective from the men. Their moods can be reflected among the words and between the lines; after being told she was sacked, a series of mental activities was shown by an entire paragraph. Suzana (2009) writes, “Does any one know? Are they laughing at me”? (p. 99). Emotional writing transfers authors’ feelings onto readers and cultivates empathy, Suzana here tends to infuse her personality into her characters, we readers can thus sense her anxiety.
Suzana characterizes herself as a successful trader: the profits she makes far outweigh the losses, she made millions of pounds and her trading quota had been increased. However if her book is fictional these...
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