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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Savyata rated it liked it Jun 10, Her dark house appeared like a tomb to her. We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites. peacoci

Thanks for telling us about the problem. But once they are gone she finds herself alone with her horrors and nightmares. While Maya is longing for love and affection, her husband Gautama is incapable of understanding her genuine feelings and emotions. She is the daughter of a rich advocate in Lucknow. They walk towards the terraced end, Maya looking enraptured at the pale hushed glow of the rising moon. Maya pushes Gautama off the parapet of their house.


Jan 13, Adeline rated it liked it Shelves: He is realistic and rational. After her marriage, she expected the same from her husband who also was a lawyer. She knew she was going insane. Listening to the cries of peacock in the rainy season, she realizes that she should never sleep in peace.


Payal Kaushik rated it it was ok Jan 16, They walk towards the terrace end. Jill rated it liked it Nov 19, Agony, agony, the moral agony of their cry lover and for death. To her, sexual satisfaction is a necessity and the total denial of it may give mental disturbance. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Anita Desai looks into the reasons for marital discord and illustrates how such discord affects the family.

Rahat Manav rated it did not like it Dec 08, Dr Anupma Srivastava more. The colorful world has been presented to reveal a dark side of evil and ugliness. 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. God, let me sleep, forget, rest.

dssai Marital relationships are established with the explicit purpose of providing companionship to each other. Jyotsna Habibullah rated it really liked it Feb 10, Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Though she is anitz of possessing books by Tagore, Keats, Shelley, she hardly ever reads them.

She is longing for the companionship like that of Radha and Krishna. I am in need of one. Notify me of new comments via email. After marriage she expects her husband to play as father with her.

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Maya is full of life and wants to enjoy life to the utmost. Thinking of her unhappy marriage, Maya reflects with deep concern:.


I am in a need of one. Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai. Her attempts to divert herself by visits to her friend Leila and Pom or Mrs.

What is real to her is shadow to him, what are facts and hard realities to him have no interest for her. When I come across a book that I have read a long time back such as this onethere are not many outpourings to give. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Maya fails both in creating an identity for herself and in leading a stable life. I read through the first 20 pages with much enthusiasm, but it quickly turned into revulsion for the style of writing employed here and I skimmed through several chapters only to find that the subject hadn’t changed at all.

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

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While others have been removed from her life ania a subtle way, her murder of Gautama is her most daring act. This is feature allows you to search the site. Gautama remains so much lost in his work that Maya finds him even oblivious of the dust storm that has raged earlier in the afternoon.