A Critical Study of Women Oppression on Alice Walker's Major Novels
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Associate Professor, Department of English, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies, (Vels University), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Publication date: 2019-03-16
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(4):emEJAC191003
Women have always been a part of literature throughout the ages. Unfortunately, they have often depicted as a weaker, inferior, could not survive on their own, and could not do their work by themselves. According to man, women are beautiful and obedient, could not think on their own. As per Alice Walker's fiction, numerous ladies are on the whole insensible of affection, never having been permitted to share their sentiments. Moreover they do not know to celebrate the value of self which has been violated. The black women are suppressed in many aspects; women of the black community are misrepresented even in their community. Black women who were oppressed and dominated socially, physically and sexually, try to get freedom from the dominance. Most of the black women are treated as slaves they want to redefine their womanhood. The principal parts of the black women bestowed as slaves they need to emancipate their adulthood. This paper is an attempt at subjugation and concealment of black women, suppression, enslavement, gender discrimination, and how they differentiate themselves. It explores the study of black women subjugation, sex-separation self-realisation, awakening, and self-emancipation. Alice Walker, an Afro American writer, encounter for the black women freedom. She urges black women to recognise their connectedness to women who historically have built bridges for them with their indomitable and independent spirit. The main argument of this paper is to overcome the sufferings of black women.