The narrator is currently unable to take care of her own child, one of her main responsibilities in life, because of her postpartum depression. Motherhood has been the cause of her mental trauma, and said trauma makes it difficult to fulfill her maternal duties. With her inability to take care of her child, she has even less of a role in the family than she previously held. In “Woman,” Kate Austin discusses how men gained their higher standing because of maternity. She states, “ A woman will bear anything for the sake of her children.
A sullen tone is maintained throughout this chapter as Mairs describes the society 's standards for women leaving the readers a choice on how they feel about these standards. By using logos in her essay’s, Mairs is able to further describe the effects of standards have on women, including herself by stating in her quote, she’s spent most of her life suffering from not meeting the standards set for her. The use of short and long sentences in her essays help the rhythmic flow describe what it’s really feel like to fall short of standards people have set for
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.
His life takes an unexpected turn after his mother gives him away to her unorthodox therapist without any warning. The Finch family lived a completed different life from his own. They had the right to take drugs and talk rudely to his parents. Augusten felt isolated because of his difference of not talking back and taking drugs. After living many years with the Finch family, Deirdre admits to him that his therapist doctor, Mr. Finch had sexually abused her during one of her treatment.
Women lacked the freedom and independence they not only wanted but needed due to a society run patriarchal views that hindered the growth of women. Not only were they expected to reside in the home but women were also tied down through marriage with the expectation of blindly following their husband without challenging their authority. Kate Chopin’s short story, “Story of an Hour”, uncovers the chilling truth of how women were perceived to have longed and enjoyed marriage during the 18th and 19th century when in actuality many felt confined, trapped and imprisoned due to what society and men wanted them to do. The story reveals that the impending pressures of having to become a good wife and mother along with patriarchal societal oppression oftentimes pressures a woman into experiencing a psychological breakdown that can result in fatal consequences. Chopin begins the story with the protagonist, Mrs. Mallard, being told
A feminist reading of the poem “The Freaks” The Freaks by Kamala Das is a good example of a feminist reading. Kamala Das is well known feminist Indian writer. Her writings can be a medium to convey the true men and women relationship that is unseen but secretly experienced by most of the married people. Her poem is also a medium to express how women were controlled by the social norms and the women’s lack of individuality. According to Dr. Yousef (Faculty Member, Azad University), Kamala is the first woman to openly talk about Women 's social unrest in respect of education and career, sexual desire and frustration, suffocation of a loveless marriage.
“The Dark Holds No Terrors”, her second novel, is about the traumatic experience the protagonist Saru undergoes as her husband refuses to play a second-fiddle role. Saru undergoes great humiliation and neglect as a child and, after marriage, as a wife. Deshpande discusses the blatant gender discrimination shown by parents towards their daughters and their desire to have a male child. After her marriage, as she gains a greater social status than her husband Manohar, all begins to fall apart. Her husband's sense of inferiority complex and the humiliation he feels as a result of society's reaction to Saru's superior position develops sadism in him.
Sita is alienated from her father during her childhood as her father a doctor is busy with his patients. After marriage her expectations are shattered into pieces by her husband‟s failure to understand her expectations. Her married life ends in marital discord due to the wide gap and the increasing tension between them. Woman‟s feelings are not at all respected in a male-dominated society and it is the woman who has to change her life style, to suit a man‟s need and not man; is the concept of the society. Whenever a woman fails to adjust herself, there arise
On par with Western novelists, Indian women writers have made a bench mark in creating an island of their own in voicing their views and perceptions about the pathetic plight of women in India. Ofcourse, Shshi Desh Pande is not exceptional because, in all her works feminism surfaces as a dominating theme one way or the other. The present paper mirrors her reflections for assertion of identity and crave for emancipation of women from the shackles of traditions and customs. So to say, in her novel, Roots and Shadows, the writer highlits the agony and suffering of the protagonist, Indu in male-dominated society. In The Dark Holds No Terrors, she touches upon male egoism and inferiority complex resulting in sexual sadism, as well the harrowing
The majority of these novels portray the psychological sufferings of frustrated housewives. Women novelists reflect in their novels the predicaments of today’s women who have realized that she is helpless and not independent. Among them, Anita nair is one of the notable novelists who portrays the condition and status of women and how they suffer in the patriarchal society. The aim of this paper is to study the feminine existence in Nair’s