Examples Of Cultural Hegemony In Doris Lessing

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Understanding the facts that are presented by Gramsci, Raymond and Althusser, regarding the growth of the theory of cultural hegemony that is typically originated from Marxist ideas and the post colonial theory, it is indispensable to apply this to the novels of Doris Lessing. The novels of Lessing are written mostly about women who lived in the colonial countries and have experienced the problems of the colonizer and repercussion of colonization. The novels chosen for this research are The Grass is Singing, The Golden Notebook and The Children of Violence series. The projected thesis aims to study the hidden injuries of a class which is hurt by the so called rulers. It is the aim of the scholar to bring out the elements which reveal the dignity of the oppressed, and the economism and politics of the author as externalized in the selected novels. The main aim is to study the elements hegemony in these novels. There is great evidence that can be culled from these novels about the fragmented societies where gender, race and class determine the destiny of people. The author uses a conventional tone in her
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Much of her work is concerned with the everyday and inner lives of sensitive, receptive women. Lessing was awarded Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007. The Swedish Academy described her as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilization to scrutiny". Lessing was the eleventh woman and the oldest person yet to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. The premier and foremost literary honour was given to a woman who has analyzed and judged human nature in the second half of the 20th century like no other literary writer, when Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature in

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