Critical Analysis Of Ice Candy Man

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A piece of writing, which justifies, propagates or perpetuates discrimination against women cannot be termed as feminist, only that artistic work which sensitizes its readers to the practices of subjugation and opposes them can be treated as being feminist in nature. The women- characters of Ice Candy- Man draw our attention to the facts of victimization of women and their compulsions to define their lives according to the pre- fixed gender roles. They also expose the patriarchal biases present in the archetypal social perceptions. In a patriarchal set- up which is essentially discriminatory against women and emphasizes on conditioning them for life- long, the female characters of ‘Ice Candy- Man’ are not only conscious of their desires, but also eagerly assertive about their independence to lead the life. On the other side…show more content…
P.205) Feminist critics have been unearthing the women writers whose expression has remained largely marginalized in the literary canons all over the world. Women’s writings: dairies, poetry, are now studied by the feminist critics for specific conscious- raising projects. However, they are carefully studied by feminists not to present all women writers as “feminist.” A piece of writing, justifies, propagates or perpetuates discrimination against women cannot be termed as ‘feminist.’ Only that artistic work which sensitizes its readers to the practices of subjugation and opposes them can be treated as being feminist in nature. Reading a work of literature, a feminist reader asks the following questions: A) How does a literary text represent women? B) What does it have to say about gender
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