Gender Role In The Moor's Last Sigh?

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Gender debate has its origin from the period unknown. The consequences of this debate are umpteen in number and interplay of dualities in women is one among them. Women in Salman Rushdie’s novels vividly display multiple dual elements inbuilt in them, and this paper deconstructs the mystery behind the split-personality of Aurora Zogoiby of Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh. Just identifying the dual elements in her would be meaningless if the causes and origins of these dual elements are left unexplored. The views expressed by psychoanalysts, Simone de Beauvoir, Ajay Skaria, Nicole Weikgenannt, Chandra Mohanty, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Aloka Patel, Catherine Cundy, and Justyna Deszcz have been skimmed and scanned to throw light on these areas in this paper. Similarly, the study of the interplay of the dual elements, identified in Aurora Zogoiby of Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh, would not be complete unless the inclinations behind their interplay are deconstructed. Again, a mere documentation of the roles and causes of these interplays would not be meaningful if the causes of the oppression of women, especially of Aurora Zogoiby and the possible solutions for overcoming this oppression are excluded from the agenda. Therefore, this paper proceeds to analyze the split personality of Aurora Zogoiby after formulating an overview on the roles and causes of dualities in her, and also, the causes of and solutions for the oppression of women, in general as well as in Aurora
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