Silencing the Past: The Politics of Voice and Representation in Trauma Literature by Women

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Siddharth Baral


                The present article has explored the different challenges the women in the century faced, the society was still essentially patriarchal and had strict gender roles. The research has shown how these female writers have presented the issues faced by women in such a male-dominated society. The act of writing itself is their attempt at breaking free from the traditional expectations of women, through their novels the novelists have empowered many others. While there have been many different feminist writers throughout history, the study has essentially focused on Jane Austen, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, George Elliot and Jhumpa Lahiri. The writings of these novelists addressed problems with gender roles in both the public and domestic spheres.

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