Markandaya deconstructs the gender ideologies that propagate the dominance of male over female. The Paper is an attempt at scrutinizing the different female characters of the novel through feministic perspective. Body of the Article Women repr... ... middle of paper ... ...Kamala Markandaya in the form of a recurrent female ‘quest for autonomy’. It is Rukmani’s faith and belief in her own Self that makes her a unique woman protagonist. Thrity Umrigar in her “Afterword” to the novel regards Rukmani as a true “everywoman”.
The Song above is an example of Women in a developing country, fighting for their own rights. It's origin is from India. Indian Women have had an extremely difficult time developing under the oppression of a male-dominated society, class and caste systems, and religion. Women's place in society has been extremely fixed in nature, and has kept Women at a low rung on the ‘status-ladder'. Traditional beliefs on whether women should be educated or whether they should work outside the home have also aided in their suppression.
They must raise their voice against the brutalities and violence which is caused by the society. They tend to rebuke the male dominating society which discourages self-reliance in women. Works Cited: Seshadri, Vijayalakshmi. The New women in India- English Women Writers Since the 1970. Delhi: B.R.
The repressive society has taught a woman to be culturally silent, and thus this act of writing is for her essentially an act of breaking her silence. These women writers are aware that hundreds of thousands of women are discriminated against merely for being women. Such an insight into the marginalized feminine consciousness is provided by Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters. Every woman wants to differ from the stereotypes based on sex but to win over the oppressive forces she must manifest courage and uprightness. Manju Kapur, as a keen observer, explores many aspects of feminine sensibilities in her novel, Difficult Daughters.
It took many years to bring the present status. We can find Indian literature as novels and also in the forms of poe... ... middle of paper ... ... and Muslim communities in India were being governed rigidly by their traditions. Due to the miseries, the women novelists of feminist perspective committed themselves to women’s cause with a view to ameliorating their position. With the increasing awareness of feminism as a new revolutionary idea, the trend of feminist writing persisted in Indian literature. Works Cited: Seshadri, Vijayalakshmi.
They say that to be female is to be passive, agreeable, timid, emotional, and conventional. The feminist theorists’ argument of a male-centered society is definitely present in Forster’s novel, where he reveals cultural, economic, and educational factors within the patriarchal society of India that limit women. In Forster’s novel, A Passage to India, Forster exposes derogatory stereotypes of women to uphold the view of women during the time period. In A Passage to India, Forster shows bias against women. One of the derogatory stereotypes Forster uses is lack of intelligence.
The novels of Anita Desai are mainly women oriented. Her heroines are presented as victims in the male dominated Indian families. She has depicted both submissive and powerful women, and also those who have the ability to change and cope with situations. She tries to explore the psyche of Indian women emphasizing their solitude and alienation. Those characters who have doubts about their existence and identities go through transformation and find solutions to their problems towards the end of the novel.
Through this work, Gilman expressed her inner frustrations with the servitude women had to endure in their marriages during that time period, and she advocated her own brand of Emersonian non-conformity for women. By taking such a profoundly dismal outlook on married life, Gilman hoped to inspire other women to seek new roles not only in the domestic, but also public, arena. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" represents to a large degree what the feminist movement of the late 19th century was about, and by analyzing both the story and context of its creation, it becomes apparent the type of interpretation Gilman made of Emerson's work "Self-Reliance." Although "The Yellow Wall-Paper" focuses on a wife's sudden decline into madness, the story brings forth a very important issue - that of women's roles not only in domestic life, but in society as well. It becomes abundantly apparent even from the first few lines of the story that the wife's views concern her place in the marr... ... middle of paper ... ..." written nearly half a century earlier, but wished to apply it to women in order to achieve a similar greatness through liberation.
They say that to be female is to be passive, agreeable, timid, emotional, and conventional. The feminist theorists’ argument of a male centered society is definitely present in the novel A Passage to India. E.M. Forster reveals cultural, economic, and educational factors within the patriarchal society of India that limit women. In E.M. Forster’s novel A Passage to India, Forster exposes derogatory stereotypes of women and portrays women as inferior to men to uphold the view of women during the time period. In the novel A Passage to India, written by Forster, he is bias towards the women in the novel.