The first chapter makes an introductory assessment of Indian English women novelists in general and makes a brief survey of the portrayal of women with specific account of suffering and discrimination in particular. It deals with the development of genre ‘novel’ in Indian English literature with the focus of women novelists of the period. This chapter explores the fictional portrayal of suffering woman and her subjugated status in the male dominated society. It explores that the women were fated to suffer and struggle right from birth to their death. It is observed that women are still suffering and their struggle has not ended yet.
MRS. DALLOWAY BY VIRGINIA WOOLF This novel written by Woolf in 1925 portrays a lot of issues, including feminism. Woolf herself was known as one of the early feminist writer. Many scholars and literary critiques still debating on the feminism issue in the story. The author herself went through traumatic experiences during her childhood, such as the loss of her mother and being sexually abused by her stepbrothers. That was why she got inspired to write about women and their strengths in order to survive in modern society.
The boy’s family has to love the girl. The girl’s family has to love the boy. The girl’s family has to love the boy’s family and boy’s family has to love the girl’s family. Couples reported that they were fully satisfied with the decision of marriage and they are too confident that their family will accept them. Interviews of couples reveals that couples don’t have any regret or shame on their decision of Intercaste marriage.
Feminism is the idea that men and women are equal. (Merriam-webster.com, 2017) Two feminist writers of the late 19th century are Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Both Chopin and Gilman wrote short stories that featured a female who was ill as the main character. It is in these stories that their views on the oppressiveness of marriage become evident. Kate Chopin, in her work entitled The Story of An Hour, uses metaphors and freedom to reveal her belief that women are oppressed while Gilman, having the same view, uses symbols and verbal irony.
Trust is doing what is expected and believing the person has the best interest for the spouse. I trust my girlfriend in our relationship and our trust has grown over time. So, there is no way we will never cheat on each other because we have trust in our relationship. Trust happens to convey trust for couples who are together in their relationship. My last components of my theory of love is commitment.
As a socially conscious writer, De attempts to bring these erring women back into the orbit of socially sanctified morality. Keywords : Lesbianism, psychopaths , harmonious existence , familial bonding, institution of marriage, freedom . Female Resistance against Repression in Shobha De’s Strange Obsession Introduction Shobha De, a renowned and a prolific living writer projects her social vision through affirmation of the feminine self. She predominantly deals with the lives of the upper class society and examines the institution of family and marriage. She opines in Shooting from the Hip: “The whole question of the position of females in
Using such female authors as Jane Austen and Emily and Charlotte Bronte, she examined women and their struggles as artists, their position in literary history and need for independence. She also invented a female fellow of William Shakespeare, a sister named Judith to at times emphasize her feministic ideals. Woolf proved to be an innovative and influential 20th Century author. In some of her novels she didn’t follow the rules of plot and structure, but she chose to use stream-of-consciousness to emphasize the psychological aspects of her characters, as she claimed and asked the artists to be concerned with the fact that the psychological facet of the character is an
Her novels Sister of My Heart and The Vine of Desire focuses on the relationship between women but they also give a glimpse into the unavoidable and difficult circumstances where relationships are put to test under the fire of situational crisis and the way past comes to haunt the present lives of the characters and transforms their future course of action The novels effectively revisit the country of birth and Divakaruni throws light on the Indian society, customs and traditions. It helps in
WOMEN’S CHAIN HAVE BEEN FORGED BY MEN, NOT BY ANATOMY-SHASHI DESHPANDE’S CHARACTER SARITA IN THE DARK HOLDS NO TERRORS ABSTRACT Shashi Deshpande is one of the famous contemporary Indian novelists in English. She writes about the conflict between tradition and modernity in relation to women in middle class society. Shashi Deshpande’s novel deals with the theme of the quest for a female identity. The complexities of man-woman relationship specially in the context of marriage, the trauma of a disturbed adolescence. The Indian woman has for years been a silent sufferer.
Her novels are in themselves the schools of psyche of those people whose capacity for rational thought vanishes on being victimized to traumatic experience ‘That Long Silence’, (1988) is a novel of woman and her life Shashi Deshpande confesses that “only a woman could read my books - they are written from the inside, as it were.” (.1) Her novels are autobiographical in nature depicting her own experiences of the educated middle class Indian women’s predicament and they tend to be gender specific. Her work concentrates on the status of the women in the traditional bound, male-dominated middle class society of the contemporary India. Balzac wrote in “Physiology of Marriage” pay no attention to a woman’s murmurs, her cries, her pains nature has made her for our use and for bearing everything, children, sorrows, blows and pains