The Relationship between Female and Nonhuman Entities in Anita Desai’s 'Cry, the Peacock'
Keywords:Ecofeminism, eco-criticism, patriarchy, father-fixation, androcentric
The major finding of this research is to draw the association between how women are suppressed and exploited by patriarchy and nature has been exploited and disbursed by humankinds in different pretentions. By reading the novel ‘Cry, the Peacock’ in the light of Ecofeminism, the issue of domination and exploitation of women and nature has been brought out. In the novel, Maya, the protagonist, is the daughter of the rich father, is brought up by him in absence of her mother. Maya’s father finds a lawyer friend Gautama as her husband who could fulfill all her desires and needs. Ultimately, Gautama’s realistic and rational presence cannot satisfy the emotional attachment to Maya. As Maya cannot establish proper communication and understanding, she feels loneliness and desolated in Gautama’s house like that of exploited and disbursed nature cannot provide shelter to humans and other creatures.
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