PDF | The novel Cry, The Peacock by Anita Desia reveals delusions of the female protagonist who attempts to decry her loneliness through her own. 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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Open Preview See a Problem? This is the trait that governs the protagonists of Anita Desai. By continuing annita use this website, you agree to their use. So boring and slow that it numbs one’s mind and puts one in a waking coma.

Cry, the Peacock | novel by Desai |

You are commenting using your WordPress. 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 anira husband-wife relationship.

Jill rated it liked it Nov 19, After marriage Maya has to leave her father. Yes No See results. Dance and dinner cause her headache. The excessive love Maya gets from her father makes her have a lop-sided view of life.

Secondly she is alienated from her husband and in the end she brings about his elimination from life and her own self from her family and society. Thinking of her unhappy marriage, Maya reflects with deep aniya. The ultra-modern sense of enjoying the life becomes a threat. The author builds up an atmosphere of tension as torrid and oppressive as a stiffling Indian summer, both in the crowded, colourful cities and the strangely beautiful countryside.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. They walk towards the terraced end, Maya looking enraptured at the pale hushed glow of the rising moon. Passing out of the room, Maya catches sight of bronze Shiva dancing and prays to the Lord of Dance to protect them.

Through Maya, the novelist has tried to stress the great yearning of the woman to be understood by her male partner. Thus, she murders her husband in a fit of insane fury and commits suicide.

‘Cry, the Peacock’ by Anita Desai

Karen Alexander rated it it was ok Dec 08, Maya fails both in creating an identity for herself and in leading a stable life. Payal Kaushik rated it it was ok Jan 16, The book is about a lady who has been brought up by a doting father without being exposed to the realities of life.

She knew she was going insane. This is feature allows you to search the site.

Paperbackpages. The cry of peacock is the cry of the natural instinct of a woman who is unfulfilled. She was alone at home with only her father who was a lawyer with her after the death of her mother and her brother having gone to America to carve his own independent destiny. No trivia or quizzes yet. Instead, there is a vague memory of this book issued from the college library, the portrayal of a husband-wife relationship indiscernible at the timeand the imagery of a peacock shriek.


Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. He approved of whatever, she did or said, never differed from her, even when she was wrong. Since Dssai do not peacockk a copy, I guess it is time that I get one, and write a detailed When I come across a book that I have read a long time back such as this onethere are not many outpourings to give.

She describes how they danced and produced a remarkable impact on her mind:. A very weird book on the whole, not exactly what I’d call enjoyable. This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature.

Want to Dessai saving…. Return to Book Page. I am in Love and I am dying.

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