Symbiotic relationships

In Bye-Bye Blackbird, Adit and Sarah differ from the couples mentioned earlier in several respects. When Sarah marries Adit, an Indian, her personality disintegrates. Though very devoted to Adit, she avoids answering any personal questions and is ashamed of her Indian husband. She suffers from the fear of the unknown and so she prefers solitude.... Continue Reading →

Man-Woman Relationship

Desai's novels portray women eager to be close and attached to their husbands who either preach or behave in a detached, indifferent manner. In such a situation, there is bound to be depression. If the women, are particularly sensitive, the depression would result in breakdown. The existential anguish encountered by each woman protagonist when analysed... Continue Reading →

My Quotes Widget – Pneuma

Neetha’s quotes "She became a question mark. An unfinished puzzle. An intricate crossword. An impervious shooting star yet to determine her course.” —Neetha Joseph “A dead end. The root cause mysterious, Neha continued to bleed from the scratches with her futile attempts to extricate leading to further entanglement.” —Neetha Joseph Goodreads Quotes

My Quotes Widget

Neetha’s quotes"The land of opportunities that appeared greener when they were on the other side of the world deceptively veiled the harsh terrains which could only be transformed into fertile oasis with the passage of time and tough grind."— Neetha Joseph Quotes

Womanism and Desai

Feminism in the proper sense of the term is uncompromising in its opposition to any form of masculine assertiveness. The attitudes of men to women in terms of masculine superiority over women and the exercise of the right to protect women as well as think for them without their assent help to create feminism. Womanism... Continue Reading →

Albert Camus

Camus seeks a principle of existence in the revolt of man against the condition of life, which is one of the essential dimensions of mankind. A man rebels when he refuses to submit to conditions that he considers or when he is confusedly convinced that his position is justified. But as stated repeatedly, revolt has... Continue Reading →

Marcel Proust – A Christian Existentialist?

Proust describes existential progress as moving from the burden of having towards the freedom of being. Having implies possession, which is a burden and Being means freedom from encumbrance. Marcel believes that releasing oneself from the encumbrance of all possessions occurs at the time of death when one is preparing oneself for eternal life. Death... Continue Reading →

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