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. Her concern for the women who are caught in the dilemma of liberty and individuality or stability and protection is understandable. The paper presents the way in which the Urban middle class women portrayed struggling to self identity in Sudha Murty’s four novels – Gently Falls the Bakula, Mahashwetha, The House of Cards and Dollar Bahu . All these four novels are women centered and woman’s emotions and attitudes are delineated quite meticulously. We see budding new women try to assert their own identity in this male dominated world.
Finding fulfillment in life is something everyone struggles to achieve. In Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple, Celie struggles with abusive relationships and expectations to be subservient. Becoming increasingly independent gives Celie an increasing amount of contentedness in her life. As she grows her feminist outlook through the encouragement of Shug and Sofia, Celie becomes more proud of herself and is able to live without worrying about her abusers. She transforms as she gains an understanding of feminism at the urging of her polar opposites.
The Color Purple gives limelight to self-made women Celia. And it forcefully tried to restore the dignity of the female character. The novel was published in 1982 is one of the most read texts across race, class, gender and cultural boundaries. The Novel fallows Celia, a black woman who struggled in her life. She was raped by her step father, fallowing two pregnancies.
Women in both the southern and northern regions were able to sympathize with what Jacobs had to say about her own personal struggles throughout her girlhood. In her narrative, Jacobs appeals to her audience’s sense of pathos through her use of metaphors, allusions, and figurative language in order to make the hard lives of female slaves prevalent. By comparing herself to an inanimate object through the use of a metaphor, Jacobs causes the reader to understand the fact that slaves were not viewed as humans, but rather as property. Jacobs lived her early years of life completely ignorant towards the fact that she was a slave. However, it was the loss of Jacobs’ mother when the former was only six-years-old that changed that forever.
Her inner resources and resolve are highly developed, but they can sustain her only so far. Over the course of the novel, the elements that define her and the aspects of her personality she most cherishes become the source of her unrest and ultimate breakdown. Nyasha begins to resent her outspoken nature and the constant spirit of resistance she displays, particularly to her father. The
It has always been a favorite canvas to explore the gender and social discrimination against women in the society. Almost all fictionists have portrayed a woman as submissive to the patriarchy. They described her as oppressive under the reinforcement of age-old tradition and customs. It seems that the projection of female sensibilities became the trend of the writing. Indian women novelists in English literature explored the pathetic plight of a woman forced to suffer from birth to death in a male dominated social
I look at women, tho, cause I’m not scared of them.” (Walker 12) “Female ties take many forms: some are motherly or sisterly, some are in the form of mentor and pupil, some are sexual, and some are simply friendships” (Baga Amira, “Celie’s Emancipation Process in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple” Mentouri University, Constantine Faculty of Letters and Languages,Department of English,2010. Web. 9 September 2015). The strong female characters play pivotal role in helping Celie’s character grow. The powerful sisterhoods bond that they form helps Celie get over the male suppression she had been facing.
The character of Shirley carries the propaganda of desired changes and growth of women along with men and society, which was neglected. She tried to fill women with moral courage. Her story and her acts in the novel try to empower the marginalized women. ‘She scorns hypocrisy’ as Caroline observes, her true nature recognises the hidden potentialities of women and encourages them to exercise for the private and public welfare. She created a new opportunity for Miss Ainley to exhibit and contribute for their project.
Shug helps to educate Celie out of her ‘triple oppression’, step by step.” The triple oppression mentioned here consist of the factors poverty, racism, and sexism which are general issues concerning most black women. This way it must have been something that Shug would have had to deal with as well. Shug is passing on her education and so contributes to an improved situation for African-american
OBJECTIVES To reveal the sacrifices of women for the sake of married life through Jaya the protagonist of Shashi Despande’s That Long Silence. To explore the sufferings and then decision making of women through Anjana the protagonist of Anita Nair’s The Better Man. CHARACTER OF JAYA That Long Silence is a study in Jaya’s Character and the fortitude she displays. Despite the fact that she is humiliated and her individuality is hindered at a number of places, she is able to come out as a winner in the end of the novel by mustering up courage. The process of success and self recognition is not that easy as she has to undergo much mental trauma.