关 键 词 ：《雨中的猫》；《莳萝泡菜》；女性主义学科分类：文学--比较文学
Feminism is a popular element in 20th century literature. Cat in the Rain, written by American male writer Ernest Hemingway, tells the story of an American wife who tries to save a cat in the rain but fails. A Dill Pickle by Mansfield, a female writer from New Zealand, tells the story of heroine Vera, who reunites with her ex-boyfriend six years later but finally parts on bad terms. Both of these two works are based on the theme of "feminism", and with unique writing techniques, they truly present the living conditions of women in the patriarchal society in the early 20th century, as well as the twists and turns of feminist awakening and growth. From the perspective of thematology of comparative literature, this thesis will comprehend, compare and analyze the theme of "feminism" from the perspectives of author, characters and writing technique, so as to further perceive and ponder over the diversified expression and development trend of feminism in the early 20th century, and hopefully provide certain references for future literary works with feminism as the theme.