The God of Small Things Essay | Essay

Arundhati Roy
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Exploring the Treatment of Women

Summary: Examines the film The Piano, directed by Jane Campion, and the novels "Nervous Conditions" by Tsitsi Dangarembga and "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy. Considers how both traditional and modern values influence the treatment of women in each work.
Women cross social boundaries under the influences of both traditional and modern values, which often bring them various forms of oppression and abuse. Abuse is a very obvious part of the punishment placed upon women in the film "The Piano" directed by Jane Campion and the novel "Nervous Conditions" written by Tsitsi Dangarembga. Through the use of various film techniques, "The Piano" present to the audience the abuse and punishment which women get from crossing the boundaries of postcolonial society. The women in "Nervous Conditions" help Tambudzayi to escape from the "burden of womanhood" which in itself is a type of abuse under influence from colonialism and the traditional Shona patriarchal society. "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy, is a novel, which explores the emotional and psychological journey of Rahel and twin Estha's childhood, when their mother is under oppression for her transgression into the line...

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