Among women, widows are the doubly oppressed as they become the prey of patriarchy as well as of religion. Widows are forced to live in a socially ostracized, economically dependent life. The paper attempts to discuss the position of widows as subaltern in the society. Key Words:women, widow, subaltern, patriarchy, economic crisis. A widow is taunted as ‘man-eater’ or ‘husband-eater’ and it is really very difficult for her to survive in a patriarchal society.
The girl Kali, who had all the time been at a search able distance from all of them, dies. Falling in the genre of psychological thriller, the film consists of a set of characters that are complex and none of them are like able in the least. To say it in the language the title suggests, all the characters are ugly in one way or the other. Shalini Bose is the mother of Kali. The film starts with Shalini contemplating suicide but lacking the strength to do so.
For instance, the author uses “she did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.when the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her.”(page 843) In this evidence, author uses the other women to compare to Mrs.mallard. It discover that Mrs mallard love her husband,but she didn’t satisfy her life. On the other hand, the sentence expose the fact of society, the man is their everything, they don’t have chance to start new life, the death of husband mean the
I only heard stories but my mother’s grandmother on her mother’s side was a cold and numb woman, especially cold mother, no affection was giving towards my grandmother which laid the foundation for how my grandmother would raise my mother and her two sisters, which eventually trickle down to me and how I handled the responsibility of motherhood. The women on my mother’s side have difficulties expressing emotions and showing love by affection, it was more important to take care of the home, to clean and to cook then to worry about your children’s emotional well-being. I look back and I wonder what happened to my great grandmother, was she raised that way or was the impact of being young girl during WW1 losing her father and then had to live through WW2 raising two daughters while her husband went off to war and became a prisoner of war? Did WW2 affect my grandmother who still to this day tells me stories about the sirens and how scared she was when she had to hide and find shelter in church basements? Rebuilding Germany after the war was hard on both my father’s
When Jane enters the village at Whitcross, she is an “ordinary beggar” (Bronte 349), signifying that she has become lower class with no income or property. When Jane becomes a mistress at Miss Oliver’s school in Morton, she enters the working class again. When Jane inherits the twenty-thousand pounds from her uncle, since it’s determined in class to be equivalent to more than a million dollars, she becomes the upper middle class for the first time. As Jane struggles to find a
"Ah can’t die easy thinkin’ maybe de menfolks white or black is makin’ a spit cup outa you: Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate." Nanny is beyond exhausted. She grew up during slavery, was raped and had to raise her child, Leafy, without a father. Nanny never got married because she was worried that Leafy would be trampled upon like she was.
The aim of the paper is to show how Dalit women suffer from triple or threefold marginalization, as they unlike Dalit men are not only oppressed because of their caste and class (poverty) but are also victims of patriarchy and therefore have intersectional identities. The paper would also examine the three texts−Karukku (1992), Sangati (1994) and Vanmam (2002), through Spivak’s idea of the ‘subaltern’ to show how Dalit women suffer the worst kind of marginalization (and oppression) and are “dalits among the dalits” (Narayankar, 3). It would discuss Bama’s writing as a contribution to Tamil Dalit Feminist literature and how she through her writing also contributes to Dalit Feminist Movement, which unlike mainstream Feminist movements (dominated
In the second paragraph of the story the author states that she is suffering because she doesn't have the things she wants by saying, “She suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury. She suffered from the poorness of her house, from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains.” (Guy de Maupassant 2) “She had no clothes, no jewels, nothing. And these were the only things she loved;” (Guy de Maupassant 2) The author included this to let the readers know what kind of “Poverty” Matilde was living in. Mathilde doesn't seem to love her husband as much. He thinks different about her.
Despite belonging to an elite class, Tehmina Durrani suffered from the worst possible tyrannies. My Feudal Lord is a story of conventional women who has complex relations with her mother. Owing to this in young age and alienation from his own home Tehmina decides to marry Anees who belonged to an upper middle-class family. Durrani acknowledges this as “I wanted to escape from my family”. She never built an affectionate relation with Anees.
The texts reference the significant social and political upheaval as a consequence of rapid industrialisation, war and extreme class disparity of their time and show how oppression and dehumanisation cause loss of mankind’s values. Through the representation of the totalitarian regimes of the autocratic leaders, Lang and Orwell have created timeless