Anita Desai’s Cry the Peacock: A Manifesto of Female Predicament. Anita Sharma. Research Scholar. Department of English. Kurukshetra University. It is a story of a young girl named Maya who was surrounded by childhood prophecy of disaster. Maya is an extremely sensitive married girl. Cry, the Peacock, Desai’s first novel, is divided into three sections: a short introduction and conclusion in objective, third-person narrative, and a long subjective.

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This site uses cookies. At every step she compares Gautama with her father to the disadvantage of the former because she fails to realize that a father-daughter relationship is different from a husband-wife relationship. Javascript software libraries such as jQuery peacoco loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.

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HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others. This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons. This pampering spoils Maya and makes her crave for attention all the time.

Shifna rated it liked it May 31, She is obsessed by her childhood prophecy of disaster that prevents her from leading a normal life with her husband Gautama strangely the albino astrologer may forgot her but she cannot forget the astrologer and his prophecy. Her own house is presented as a prison in disguise. It was now to be either Gautama or she.

Then she decides to kill him.

What is real to her is shadow to him, what are facts and hard realities to him have no interest for her. As she move towards insanity, she sees the vision of rats, snakes, lizards and iguanas creeping over her. Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in ccry. The terrifying words of the prediction, like the drumbeats of the mad demon of Kathakali ballets, ring in her ears and unnerve her.


Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. When she asks him to accompany her to the roof of the house to enjoy cool air, he accompanies her, lost in his own thoughts. Then I skimmed some more and came to the ‘climax’ which was just as boring as the rest of the book. While Maya is dezai for love and affection, her husband Gautama is incapable of understanding her genuine feelings and emotions.

A Psychological Study of Anita Desai’s “Cry, the Peacock”

She thus transfers her death wish to Gautama and thinks that as he is detached and indifferent to life, it will not matter for him if he misses life. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Despite all the luxurious, the home still lacks the vital family spirit. She describes how they danced and produced a remarkable impact on her mind:. This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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Her daughter, the author Peacodk Desaiis the winner of the Booker prize. She knows that she is haunted by a black and evil shadow, her fate and the time has come. But once they are gone she finds herself alone with her horrors and nightmares.

You can use this desaii streamline signing peacofk for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. She got all the attention from her father. Cry, the Peacock is the story of a young girl, Maya, obsessed by a childhood prophecy of disaster.


‘Cry, the Peacock’ by Anita Desai

They walk towards the terraced end, Maya looking enraptured at the pale hushed glow of the rising moon. The colorful world has been presented to reveal a dark side of evil and ugliness. I read this alongside Virginia Woolf’s novels. ANu Kuriyappilliyil rated it it was amazing Mar 08, This is an ad network.

They walk towards the terrace end. And four years it was now. See 1 question about Cry, anifa Peacock…. To ask other readers questions about Cry, the Peacockplease sign up. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal.

Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai

Gautama, on the contrary is gentle and patient with her, except those times when she is too unreasonable. The novel portrays the inner emotional world of Maya who is the victim of city life. Sreelekshmi S Pillai rated it it was amazing Feb 16, This is used to prevent bots and spam. This is surprising that from the written word, I carry an image of a “sound”, that is the peacock’s shriek. She feels dejected xesai lonely in the house: She kills Gautama, but his death fails to leave any sense of tragedy or pathos.

Savyata rated it liked it Jun 10, Lack of communion was the chief cause of intricacies in the life of Maya and Gautama. The book is about a vesai who has been brought up by a doting father without being exposed peacovk the realities of life. She is caught in the net of inescapable. She says that she loves Gautama, rarely shows her love in deeds.

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