This character is derived from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale. Atwood’s novel reveals that hunger for control can lead to the oppression of women, this is demonstrated through the Commander’s characterization, the Aunts attitudes, and some of the Gileadean rules/laws. Having the world at the tip of their fingers, and having men still feeling as if that is not enough, is the reason for the oppression of women in this novel, this is shown through the Commander’s characterization. In this scene, the Commander is explaining to the protagonist, Offred, that men felt as if everything were too easy to take hold of. Creating this new society was more for the pleasure of men than women.
Readers must appreciate the insight of these poets in respect of uncertainty in the lives of women. The cries of feminist writers are for the demand of dignity for women and the need to understand their problems from the view point of feminine angle. And yet man’s suffering, uncertainty and endless pain continue to grow. In this respect men and women both are the victims of infinite
A complex subject like desire is surrounded by a number of views. People interpret desire in a number of ways. While reading Amir Khusrau’s poetry, I began to view and interpret desire in a very negative manner, linked to pain and violence. Such was an opinion I shared in my Piazza post for the reading, where I talked about how desire is a raw and beastly emotion, uncontrollable, whose fulfillment often leads to violence. I connected this idea to a previous text, Sudhir Kakar’s Intimate Relations where Rano, the protagonist of one of the stories, desired to be beaten up by her husband to establish their relationship as a married couple.
Virginia Woolf’s novels portray a lot of distressed women who feel sad, alone and subjugated in this male-dominated society. Patriarchal society forces them to become loyal, devoted, meek, and submissive. Virginia Woolf wants that women must denounce these so called patriarchal values. Virginia Woolf welcomes ‘androgyny’- the blending and balancing of intellect and emotion. Equal balance of the feminine and masculine traits can end this debate.
The situations which women faced were related to very horrible reality of that time, they are forced to live life like this and this shows the struggle of Sultana’s who took initiative or struggled to overcome challenges of females. After reading the book further we can able to understand the tragic life of women behind veils and in these beautiful places, Sultana goes through various situations, she fights for women against her own
To eradicate this gender inequality, many women writers are writing about the embarrassing situation of women in our society. The literary writers with true concern towards the present predicament of women use their literary medium for the awakening of the human conscience which affects dormancy towards the pitiful condition of women. In modern days, the women writers play a pivotal role to create awareness and empower women through their novels. Anita Nair is one such genuine writer who creates life-like female characters in her works. These characters reflect the real condition of present women from different social strata.
Throughout history,writing and poetry has served as a voice for women when their voices were so often deemed unimportant. The works of Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman show the utter oppression women felt and the themes of their work are often still relevant to women today. Similarly, Eavan Boland and Adrienne Rich give an updated account of what women today are faced
Literature has seen the roles of women developing through ages, however, as of not long ago, a large portion of the published writers were men and the depiction of women in writing, was without question, one-sided. A considerable measure of it must be faulted for the way that in the antiquated world, proficiency was entirely constrained, and the larger part of the individuals who could compose were males. Women have constantly assumed a part in writing, particularly writing for youngsters. Writing mirrors society and societal esteems. It likewise upholds these qualities.
I would stress upon the struggles the narrator undergoes to overcome the problem. My emphasis is on the writing which reflects the narrator’s life. It also speaks of an instinct of writing which is killed and how it later springs up due to the unconscious drive which is the result of the storage of all the thoughts, memories and feelings that seem disturbing in the mind. Application of the techniques of Gynocriticism : Psychodynamic approach and the construction of a female frame work of the analysis of women’s literature. It is an attempt to prove that the narrator’s writing is a way to express unconscious wishes in a publicly accepted manner and that it is a gynotext.
Mostly the Indian women writers depict the life of a woman where she is submissive and oppressed by her family and society. Several women writers composed songs, short stories and plays, before the advent of novels. With the passage of time, Indian English literature has witnessed several changes in the writings of women where they have brought forth the day to day female experiences to the world. Authors like Kamala Das, Arunthati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, comprises the list, they are quite outspoken and known for their bold views that are reflected in their novels. Their novels depict the psychological suffering of the women and explores the fact that “she” is not a weaker sex in comparison with “he” by any means.