On the contrary, to those writers who prefer to distinct their fiction from their nonfiction, Byatt has never desired such a distinction. Reading and writing have been an inseparable necessity of each other. Considering reading and writing "points on a circle" encouraged her to see both action as "the only adequate (Passions of the Mind xiii). Greediness to read and write, unveils itself in a number of ways in her work especially through literary allusion and impenetrable explanation. Byatt called her 1991 collection of literary essays Passions of the Mind, and this title apprehensions one of frequent contradictions about her: life experience stands alive in her novels, no matter how much it may be sifted through art.
Ruth was starting to feel that Art wasn’t appreciating her enough while Art tells Ruth that she never accepts help offers from anyone and makes her life harder than it is. When she has countless amounts of errands to run, she never asks for anyone’s help. She always depends on herself, spending more time for work than her love life. She wondered whether Art still loved her or not, but she did not this this situation seriously, as “she wasn’t the type of to get into conflict over things that were ultimately not that important” (Tan 49). She never discussed her struggles to maintain everything by herself to Art.
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.
The Hunt for ‘Individuality’ in ‘The Better Man’ Abstract Anita Nair, a post-colonial novelist, writes for the women’s emancipation. She deftly handles the issues faced by the women of today and aids them to arrive at a decision when they meet the same problems. The present day women like to assert their individuality and no longer wish to be suppressed by the male dominated society. In The Better Man the search for identity is not by a woman but by a man, Mukundan Nair. Hence it is clear that Anita Nair is not a feminist but a champion for those in distress.
The differentiation of the “Old Gay” and “New Gay”lesbian identities. Though these factors are important, she consistently neglects specific fragments of various movements that play their parts as well. For starters, Stein’s writing style is a perfect example of the scenery that displays the pandemonium consuming the mystery of the lesbian movement at the time. She precisely and methodically reconstructs the scenes by dancing around the pages and re-accounting different stories that always tie back to the original themes. An example of this is the second chapter of the book when Stein retells the stories of three different women and their experiences involving the Lesbian movement.
Virginia Woolf is a writer who took her inspirations of her topics from her own life, just as in her novel Mrs. Dalloway. Because her father was a strict and conservative person, she was inclined to her feminist ideology more and more. She was concerned with the thought more and more that why women do not have the same rights as the men? Due to this influence, she began to use these topics more frequently. The feminism as a principle is also included into the novel Mrs. Dalloway, for the reason that Woolf is writing about the after war era when the society had experienced the horrors of the war.
They praised Morrison’s prose style, her ear for dialogue, and her deft characterization. Sula is the dramatization of the conflict between self realization and community allegiance dramatically played out in this novel. Other themes portrayed in the friendship between women, mother daughter relationship, and the connections between good and evil. In the author’s structuring of Sula and Nel, they are fewer people in their own right than representations of a rebel and conformist, which is the author’s view as the black women’s intrinsic conflict. Particularly, with Sula, the writer seems to be going beyond such representation, addressing herself to the idea of the great rebel the one who tries to
336). With the many similarities and allusions du Maurier makes to Brontë’s work, Rebecca lends itself particularly well for this feminist reading as well. As was explored above, the readers’ only way to gather more information about Rebecca, her deviant sexual proclivities, and madness is through the unreliable narration from residents of Manderley as well as the novel’s editorial protagonist. As was suggested by both Williams and Pons, the narrator uses her editorial position to further distance herself from the madness of her predecessor by highlighting her own naiveté and upholding the norms of patriarchy and passive femininity. To keep her position as both Maxim’s living wife and the narrator to the tale, the unnamed heroine had to adhere to these norms to avoid being marginalized in the way that Rebecca seemingly is.
She gives precedence to deep, complex characters. While writing In the Time of the Butterflies, she took the time to describe the passions, dreams, and feelings of each character in order to help the story impact everybody, not just the people touched by the problem presented in the book (Smith). Alvarez claims that she sacrificed correct dates, events, and different characters while writing her novel in an effort to fully immerse her reader in the story, believing that an understanding of a true tragedy can only come from fiction (Alvarez In the Time of). Along with giving priority to characterization, Alvarez also strives to not advocate for political change in her writing. In her opinion, stressing political points and diatribes makes the work only relevant to a certain time period.
This story features a female protagonist which challenges the prevailing literary tradition of her time in which females were relegated in favour of men. In this short story she demonstrates a determination to move away from narrative forms dominated by the all-wise exclusively male, writers of previous generations and to write in a way that represents the feelings and responses of her characters. She challenges the habit of presenting narrative fiction through male eyes and according to male values. By placing her female characters at the front position of her stories, as subject matter or narrator, Mansfield forces the reader to sympathize with her characters perspectives. However, although Mansfield’s female protagonists confront the conventions of patriarchal literature, she does not disagree with her contemporaries in the most obvious ways.