The Thousand Faces Of Night Analysis

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The Thousand Faces of Night is not just a womanish novel but it is a definite feminist writing in which myths are revisioned, rewrote and retold from a female point of view. The focus of this novel is on the inner lives of women, the inner spaces are reflected detail. We have great Saints, Rishis in our land who taught their people the art of living. We have produced great epics of the world that is Ramayana and Mahabharata which invariable preach the principles of life to the people. In classical Greek ‘Mythos’ signified any story or plot, whether true or invented. According to M.H.Abrams: “A myth is one story in a mythology a system of hereditary stories which were once believed to be true by a particular cultural group and which served to explain why the world is as it is and things happen as they do and to establish the rationale for social customs and observations and the sanctions for the rules by which man conduct their lives.” Gradually myths are transformed into truths or facts. Once this happens, the perception about the world around is to a great extent based on these truths when we believe that something is true we are accepting it as real. Thus, the journey from myth to reality is completed. In other words, the probability becomes authentic fact and reality. Thus, there is no reality but only different representations of reality. And these representations are ideologically constructed. The Thousand Faces of Night articulates the problems of women on the basis
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