Raj Kumar Tharu , Dr. Vinay Tripathi
Since ages, women have been instrumental in narrating short or long tales in folk tradition. Narrative skill is an essential part of women’s discourse obviously felt in moral exhortation of a mother or in the idle vicious gossip of women at the village well. But women mostly echoed, not their own views, but the views of society dominated by masculine values. However, Women have raised their voice against the exploitation and victimization since ancient times. During the Victorian period, women were given a prominent position on par with men. Jill Swain in the article, “Feminism, and Politics in The Handmaid’s Tale” states: “During the Victorian period middle-class women were regarded as their husbands’ possessions and were often known as the ‘Angel in the House’. Their role was to be gentle, expressive homemakers”. In the twentieth century, the development of technology and increase in popular education made the novel economical and convenient for self-expression of women.
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