ABSTRACT The purpose of the paper is to study quest for self in the novels of Sudha Murty, taking in account the complexity of life, different histories, culture and different structure of values, the women’s question, despite basic solidarity, needs to be tackled in relation to socio-cultural situation. Women under patriarchal pressure and control are subjected to much more bunts and social exclusion. They live and struggle under the oppressive mechanism of closed society, is very much reflected in her writings. They are more discriminated and biased in lieu of their sex. Murty is considered to be one of the most realistic author, for she is able to bring the true picture of psyche of the women changing with the times.
She is able to recognize her imperfections and is admirable in her ability to forgive men. She also plays a huge role in Heathcliff’s life. Heathcliff respects and can identify with Catherine which says a lot about the positive picture of women in the story. Catherine is portrayed as a very powerful character and is the driving force in all of Heathcliff’s actions. The book serves as a great example for how women can bring change and shows reader’s there is a possibility of equality.
to the Gods, Legends, and mind boggling courageous ladies in the adventures of India. These stories were influential in supporting the dangerous patriarchal thoughts. Devi, Sita and Mayamma, the lives of the three women in the novel recognized the incomparable assessments of women 's exploitation. These three women tell about the society’s patriarchal pattern and their undesired control on women’s life. Hariharan’s insightful women characters are captivated between old values, tradition, culture and modernity.
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.
The novel A Thousand Splendid Suns describes the plight of the Afghan women both under the patriarchal social systems of the Afghan society and the brutal forces of political parties. Hosseini actually gives a message through this novel by showing the power of unity through the main characters, Mariam and Laila. With these two characters he has raised the issue of feminism and gender equity. The novel stresses over the rights of women who are not given access to education and freedom of choice. Male dominance is the major concern that relates this novel to feministic aspect.
The book was written during the time when feminist rights and values were not established and considered in the society. Hawthorne’s novel about a female demonstrating feminism culture and importance in the society tries to highlight the equality and justice that much exist in a society. In this story, we get an exclusive view of a women, love, and sin. Unlike those women of the Puritan community, Hester follows her desires even against the strict Puritan values and norms. We get to see a completely different image of women in the society through Hester and how bravely she takes her decisions.
Introduction: Bharathi Mukherjee has depicted woman 's issues even-mindedly both mentally and physically in her books. They broke the abstract and social standards of the past. They concentrated profound into cognizance of their characters and anticipated different pictures of women and their status in the public eye. They have expounded on women in a changed social point of view. In fiction, a few ladies characters have state of mind of dismissal and invalidation of life while others have an assertion and acknowledgment of existence with a trading off demeanor prompting profound feeling of satisfaction.
These novelists shatter the myth that women find fulfillment in marriage and portray an honest picture of women who aspire, attempt and strive to be their true selves. They create women characters’ who struggle hard against the social setup to acquire an identity and individuality of their own. They are able to come to terms with themselves and the social reality around them by seeking a realizable goal within the accepted codes of society. All three are against being dubbed as feminist writers. But they do present their own brand of feminism in very subtle ways.
Coetzee, and every work of the controversial author reveals some point of pain accepted by meek women. ‘Disgrace’ and ’Waiting for the Barbarians’ are two famous novels of J. M. Coetzee which speaks about the hardships of the protagonists during the time of war. It is significant to note that the author has spoken so clearly the issues faced by women in both the novels with the sense of powerlessness that remains within the feminine population. Though many other renowned works of J. M. Coetzee explain the explicit and implicit effects of war and colonialism on women, the
I am projecting Geeta as a protagonist from a feminist point of view. Rama Mehta occupies a significant place among others women novelists. In Rama Mehta’s Inside The Haveli. Geeta(mouth piece of Rama Mehta) protagonist in modern educated young woman. She is crushed under the weight of a male dominated and tradition-bound society, she protests against this, her protest makes the novel more emotional.