It has helped the feminists to understand the clear significance of women`s Otherness. Though fundamental, Marxist and psychoanalytical feminists have important things to bring about the causes of women’s suffering. Beauvoir sees that none of them truly determines why woman is always ‘the other. She gives a common clarification of
The yellow wallpaper is not just the dreadful décor the narrator is stuck within the story but the most important symbol in the story. It symbolizes how women were not allowed to change or free to make their own decisions. The narrator once said that the wallpaper "sticks horribly and the pattern just enjoys it" (Gilman). She felt like the wallpaper stuck and not able to succumb to change she demonstrates this as well when she says "The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out" (Gilman). The narrator herself became the women she saw in the wallpaper that she felt trapped in a life without change which manifested itself into the wallpaper further increasing the symbolism and importance of yellow wallpaper.
Esperanza acquires a sense of who she is as a young woman. These characters aid in her decided stance on gender roles and how she wants to evade them as she starts to build her own life. Through Esperanza’s narration, the darkness that correlates with the roles of women is brought into light. The gender roles found in the book are still issues today. Such ideas ruin much of society because people have yet to question and altar them.
She loses all hold on it and keep on oscillating in opinions and choices, yet to decide “who she really is”(King: Ibid). Deshpande reveals the consciousness of Jaya through an exposition of her mind in the process of thinking, feeling and reacting to the stimuli of the moment and situation. In doing so, she goes on to assert the feminine psyche of the protagonist, all ago to break away from the strange hold of a social fabric rooted in patriarchy which repels as it attracts. In her tiny old flat in Dadar,Bombay, Jaya lives like an introvert, often gives brooding and reminiscing with lot of self-reflection in order to discover her true
The conflict between tradition and modernity and women’s relation to both continues to be an important subject in women’s writing. Women writers have increasingly looked into the validity of the traditional values. Today the ‘New Woman’ challenges the ancient notion of ‘Goddess in the house’ and ‘sexually voracious’ image. The ‘New Woman’ is a woman of awareness and consciousness of her low position in the family and society. But In spite of this awakening evolving around us, today also there are women who have lack of individualism and identity in the society.
She never enjoys the privileges that Chacko enjoys because of her being a woman and during this period women were marginalized merely for the reason of their being women. In the book, “The Second Sex” Simone de Beauvior mentions that, “women has always been man’s dependent, if not his slave: the two sexes have never shared the world in equality” (Beauvior, 20) and this is the same problem which Roy addresses through her novel, “The God of Small Things” by emphasizing on the injustice that is experienced by
INTRODUCTION Suleri maintains in Meatless Days that women are assigned different social roles in the third world. They live by those roles but still they are “others” as they do not belong to places, for they are not only different in their structures but also in their feelings, conduct, emotions and lives. Whereas men live in places women live in bodies and that differentiation is sufficient to mark their “otherness” “I’ve lived many years as an otherness machine and had more than my fair share of being other” (p.158) This statement reverberates the feminist theory of Kristeva (1981). She opines that to be named as woman means some kind of isolation .That name “woman “ in itself has that peculiar concept of otherness in it. Woman
The Thousand Faces of Night, the very little of this novel clearly and also strongly shows with evidence the lives of different female characters where self-abnegation is involved. Commenting on the theme and structure of this novel, vijaysree writes: A remarkable rendering of the collective struggle of women for self-liberation through the author’s play with narrative structures-framing texts within texts, with texts overlapping in curious ways, her carnivalesque accumulation of intertexts ranging from the tales from the Mahabharata to folk stories and her deft interweaving of these with the lives of real women. In this story of the novel find not only Devi, but her mother Sita also experiencing a spiritual change thoroughly. They are fully aware that a woman is mainly not a wife or a mother but an individual in her own right. Dr.Padmini and S.K.
She has frequently grumbled against this title. Shashi Deshpande is of the view that in calling her books feminst, one straitjackets the works; detains them with the mark. She feels that while she is women 's activist, her books are books. She has not composed the books as a debating voice, to build up a theory in a verbal confrontation. She feels her books are open examinations of the encounters of individuals in particular setting.