But from the stage of incompletion the protagonist endeavors to a stage where she makes her mind to face the challenges which is the characteristic feature of woman of the modern generation. Bogged down by existential insecurity and uncertainty, women in her novels are in quest of refuge, which in Roots and Shadows is portrayed through the image of the house. In the current novel Shashi Deshpande artistically portrays the transformation of women in the modern generation. Indu the protagonist of the novel realizes the truth and makes strong decision to fight the problems and find a solution to them. Suman
Indeed, this study seeks to demystify the male-centric mindset to promote the visibility of women in the contemporary interpretation of literary works demonstrating that women play a greater role in the literature despite the proximity given to male protagonist. There are significant women who play integral parts in Beowulf. This study gives attention to Hildeburh as a woman of value. In fact, her values are not only limited to the explicates in the piece of literature, but can be related to the Anglo-Saxon society at
In almost all her novels we see discord comes into existence when protagonists try to co-exist with the traditional and modern values to create an identity of their own. The affliction and anguish that come with the ordeals of following the traditional values and to combine these values with the modern values of the present time make them strong female characters. She has not out-rightly rejected either the traditional or modern value system but has focused in harmonizing these two different trends. Though she is living in modern times and settled in America, there is a feeling of belongingness and rootedness to India and her interest in women make her feel that women should be free from the patriarchal
The literature by women in this phase, characterized by self discovery, a turning inward, moved beyond feminism to a phase of courageous self-exploration, but also incorporated the double legacy of feminine ‘self-hatred’ and ‘feminist withdrawal’. The women writers of this phase thus moved towards a separatist literature of inner space focusing on the psychological rather than social aspects. Writers like Dorothy Richardson, Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf presented their version of modernism as a response to the material culture of male Edwardian novelists like H.G. Wells and Arnold Bennett. Androgyny, the sexual ethic of the Bloomsbury group and an important concept of the period provided a refuge from the confrontation with the body.
Feminist Theory involves looking at how women in novels are portrayed, how female characters are reinforcing stereotypes or undermining them, and the challenges that female characters face (Davidson). Feminist Theory can be applied to In the Time of the Butterflies to show how female stereotypes are being reinforced throughout the novel and how women are portrayed. Feminist Theory can be applied to
Her superb mastery of the medium of communication enables her to evoke not only the surficial expressions of the ‘outer reality,but also the subtle perceptions of the inner reality in to-day’s India.Her fecund imagination combines with her intellectual resources in transforming her fiction into a faithful vehicle of individual and national sensibility. Sahgal’s literary sensibility achieves a satisfying novelistic quality in producing socially and politically significant fiction. The novel, The Day in Shadow, deals with a protest against the restrictions imposed on women. The novelist, Sahgal portrays the women character in her fictions to strike upward mobility by educating, asserting, and by gaining economic independence themselves, Jasbir Jain observes; “In almost every novel, Nayantara has a central woman character that gradually moves towards an awareness of her emotional needs….” (Bai,K Meera 22). Title of the
This paper explores Existentialism in terms of freedom and responsibility in Anita Nair’s novel Ladies Coupe. Alpna Rastogi in her article says that “The novel has also been called a novel in parts, perhaps because the life and experiences of six women have been welded together by the author into a consummate whole, with Akhila or Akhilendeswari, as a magnet in the centre”(2). The novel is about six culturally diversified women viz. Akhila, Sheela Vasudevan, Prabha Devi, Janaki Prabhakar, Margaret Paulraj and Marikolanthu and revolves around their lives, existential struggle to discover their identity, individuality, strength and independence with the succor of freedom and responsibility. The novel is the voice of those who break the image of traditional and ideological women and speak against the age old conventions to define and honor themselves.
TIGHT SPOT OF A WOMAN: Novel is a symbol of Post colonialism in India. Deshpande’s novels have Women protagonists for women have always undergone various problems like submission, dominance and so on, but they are carrier oriented, and intellectuals too. Women have been despaired and tortured have been highlighted through the characters such as Indu, Saritha, Jaya, Urmila and Sumi in various novels. They find themselves trapped in the roles assigned to them by the society. Indian society expects Man
She feels her books are open examinations of the encounters of individuals in particular setting. Her plots shape into insistent pictures of women 's activist perspectives. A large portion of us are blinded by this optics to such a degree, to the point that we neglect to perceive whatever other legitimacy in her. For instance, I was thinking about her novel That Long Silence. I think in this novel the utilization of the pioneer figure of speech is extremely fascinating.
The novel provides the basis for discussion. Many of the Indian women novelists focus on women’s issues. Most of the women writers wrote about the sufferings of women faced by them in the male dominated society. Some of the women writers who wrote about identicalanalysis of women were Kamala Markandaya, Anita Desai, ManjuKapur, Anitha Nair, etc. These Indian women novelists get awareness because of their high educational and intellectual standards.