Feminism In God Of Small Things

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The God of Small Things is a typical postcolonial feminist novel with the streak of interrogative stance on the gender and caste biased system in India. Arundhati Roy makes artistic efforts to put forward the saga of the agony and fire of revolt of women that has been sparking for a long time. Female characters like Ammu, Mammachi, Baby Kochamma, Rahel, Margret and even Kochu Maria in the novel are the instruments in the hands of the novelist to put resistance to the norms, dogmas, laws, values and structures typical patriarchal apart from challenging the “Love laws” and institution of marriage which assigns more bondages for women. Ammu finds herself entirely alone and helpless to fight the system that is designed to be hostile to fair sex. Mammachi feels threatened by whatever happens on the television as she opts to view the world through small screen rather than confronting the grim and unfavouring realities of life around. Rahel, as a young…show more content…
The God of Small Things (1997) extensively includes certain aspects, shades and themes typical of feminism among other things. The sense of a woman’s peripheral yet invested position within a male-dominated culture has led Arundhati Roy to make thematic and stylistic experimentations and innovations in the novel. The novel strikes a balance between feminism and feminine ways of describing the incongruities in society; and resorts to many of the conventional devices such as irony, exaggeration, sarcasm, wit, humour etc. The focus in this novel is on the irrationalities and injustices of typical patriarchy in domestic and social life; how assertion of women for identity and freedom of choice are burdened and crushed under the sway of male chauvinism and social norms. Before having a critical journey into the various aspects of the novel depicting shades of feminist hue and cry it is rather imperative to have a brief plunge into the realm of feminist world as a
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