Analysis Of ' The Mayor Of Casterbridge ' And Ved Vyas 's Works

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CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION
Feministic approach towards a text has developed a multitude of ways to unpack literature in order to understand its essence. Scholars commonly known as Feminine Critique sought to divorce literary analysis away from abstract diction-based arguments and instead tailored their criticism to more “grounded” pieces of literature like plot, characters, and so on and recognize the implicit misogyny of the structure of the story itself. My paper on The Disparate Treatment of Patriarchy in ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge ' and ‘The Mahabharata’ throws a feministic light in Thomas Hardy 's and Ved Vyas 's works. Through my paper I want to particularly highlight the treatment of patriarchy given to the female protagonists. I want to highlight the different manners of their treatment or response towards patriarchy and how even their being belonging to different origins and literary periods does not improve the status of female characters in literature. My work will mainly focus on the take of the female protagonists in the given situations and the different manners in which they deal with it. I also want to emphasize the status quo of women in the society that we 've grown out of and in the present scenario. The paper is entitled The Disparate Treatment of Patriarchy in ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge ' and ‘The Mahabharata in which I’ve tried to bring into light the different manners of treatment of patriarchy by the female protagonists in both the aforementioned…
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