Portrayal of Women Repression in Two Literary Works
A comparative essay of the poem 'Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa' by Nissam Ezekiel and the short story 'The Girl' by Jamaica Kincaid.
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Published on Oct 26, 2010 in Literature (Poetry) , Literature (World) , Sociology (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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In this article, the writer presents a portrayal of women repression through the poem 'Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa' by Nissam Ezekiel and the short story 'The Girl' by Jamaica Kincaid. The writer maintains that even though the authors have dissimilar nationalities, the nature of the texts is different and the date in which they were written differs for several years, both texts accomplish to express a very similar sentiment. The writer discusses that the literary pieces portray the theme of female oppression due to social norms and the submission of women to them, through the context created by the narration and the interaction between the involved characters.
From the Paper:"Throughout history, women repression has been a constant issue in most of the societies around the world. This problem was more evident in the past than nowadays; while men were expected to work and provide the family's sustenance; women were supposed to perform household roles, adopt feminine attitudes and remain submissive. There were many social norms revolving around women's behavior, making them adopt a mainstream attitude and limiting them from realizing what they really wanted and desired. The discomfort with this matter gradually started to grow and it was via written production that people usually addressed and criticized it. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Ezekiel, N. (1976). Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S. Lim, S. & Spencer, N. One
- World of Literature. 1993. Houghton Mifflin Company: Berkeley, BO.
- Kincaid, J. (1983). The Girl. Lim, S. & Spencer, N. One World of Literature. 1993.
- Houghton Mifflin Company: Berkeley, BO.
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