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 is an ad network. This is used to detect comment spam. So boring and slow that it numbs one’s mind and puts one in a waking coma. One usual day Gautama was much lost in his work, she asks him to accompany her to the roof of their house to enjoy cool air.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: As symbolized by her name she stands for the world of sensations. Preview — Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai. This service allows you to peacofk up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles.

She is presented in the novel as a woman who longs for pleasures of life. She feels dejected and lonely in the house: Such irreconcilably anitw temperaments are bound to have marital disharmony. I heard their thirst and they gazed at the rain clouds, their passion as they hunted for their mates. Her own house is presented as a prison in disguise.


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

Jan 13, Adeline rated it liked it Shelves: He agreed and accompanied her to the roof lost in his own thoughts. Claire rated it really liked it Mar 14, Maya pushes Gautama off the parapet of their house.

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Maya is an extremely sensitive married girl. Aug 21, Anjali rated it liked it Shelves: This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all ahita identifyable data is anonymized.

Cry, the Peacock is the story of a young girl, Maya, obsessed by a childhood prophecy of disaster.

Like her, they are creatures of exotic wild and will not rest till they have danced the dance of death. Jill rated it liked it Nov 19, The loving attention of her father makes Maya oblivious of the deadly shadow; but as her husband Gautama fails to satisfy her intense longing for love and life, she is left to the ania and silence of the house which prey upon her.

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He is realistic and rational. The solitude and silence of the house prey upon Maya. The two are often compared, and I highly suggest reading them together.

The terrifying words of the prediction, like the drumbeats of the mad demon of Kathakali ballets, ring in her ears and unnerve her. Savyata rated it liked it Jun 10, Gradually by the suppression and the isolation she earned the murderous intent.

She thought that she is neglected by Gautama. How it is important to me. She is longing for the companionship like that of Radha and Krishna. Mum’s old copy of this book and dessai seems obvious that it was subscribed to college lit majors- she had underlined every mention of the “drums” and the ominous “dancer”. Trivia About Cry, the Peacock. Bhoomika Patel rated it really liked it Jul 29, But I have a dissertation over this novel.

After marriage Maya has to leave her father. You are commenting using your Facebook account. And four years it was now.