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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The obscure vocabulary also feels forced and superfluous. See 1 question about Cry, the Peacock….

This supports the Maven widget and search functionality. Her own house is presented as a prison in disguise. Passing out of the room, Maya catches sight of bronze Siva dancing and prays to the Lord of Dance to protect them. 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.

Through Maya, the novelist has tried to stress the great yearning of the woman to be understood by tye male partner.

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‘Cry, the Peacock’ by Anita Desai

No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. The solitude and silence of the dfsai prey upon Maya. 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. But once they are gone she finds herself alone with her horrors and nightmares.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Refresh and try again. Her dark house appeared like a tomb to her. Maya has romantic love for the beautiful, the colorful and the sensuous but Gautama is not romantic and has no use for flowers.

Also, the death of her pet dog starts a chain of reminiscence and reverie. Maya does not grow up mentally which results in suffering. Dr Anupma Peacocl more.

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

In her first novel, Cry the PeacockAnita Desai portrays the psychic tumult of a young and sensitive married girl Maya who is haunted by a childhood prophecy of a fatal disaster.

He approved of whatever, she did or said, never differed from her, even when she was wrong. Watch Desai on Youtube. Her published works include adult novels, children’s books and short stories.

How I want to love. But once they are gone, she finds the house empty and herself alone with her horrors and nightmares. But such aniita fulfillment is denied to Maya. What is real to her is shadow to him, what are facts and hard realities to him have no interest for her.


And four years it is now. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Gautama expects Maya to behave cgy a mature person.

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Rsraob rated it really liked it Apr 13, After her marriage, she expected the same from her husband who also was a lawyer. Maya pushes Gautama off the parapet of their house. She is presented in the novel as a woman who longs for pleasures of life. She describes how they danced and produced a remarkable impact on her mind:. ANu Kuriyappilliyil rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Aayush Verma rated it liked it Mar 15, This is used to detect comment spam. This website uses cookies As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things.

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