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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Shifna rated it liked it May 31, No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. With them, I trembled and panted and paced the burning rocks.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. To view it, click here. Maya suffers from headaches and experiences rages of rebellion and terror. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Then she decides to kill him. Thw of communion anitx the chief thd of intricacies in the life of Maya and Gautama. Email required Address never made public. When she gets married and comes with her husband she is unable to adjust to what she considers cold shouldering by her husband. 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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Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. So over-dramatic that it makes one dizzy. Dr Anupma Srivastava more. Also, the death of her pet dog starts a chain of reminiscence tge reverie. I heard their thirst and they gazed at the rain clouds, their passion as they hunted for their mates. Peaock see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yes No See results. 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.

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Cry, the Peacock

This is used to detect comment spam. Then I skimmed some more and came to the ‘climax’ which was just as aniat So boring and slow that it numbs one’s mind and puts one in a waking coma.


While Maya is longing for love and affection, her husband Gautama is incapable of understanding her genuine feelings and emotions.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Temperamentally there is no compatibility between Maya and Gautama. She says that she loves Gautama, rarely shows her love in deeds.

This is the trait that governs the protagonists of Anita Desai. As Gautama move in front of her, she in a fit of frenzy pushes him over the parapet to pass through an immensity of air down to the very bottom, thereby terminating her struggle.

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

Kristina Silberstein rated it really liked it Apr 14, Trivia About Cry, the Peacock. The loving attention of her father makes Maya oblivious of the deadly shadow, but as her husband fails to satisfy her intense longing for love and life, she is left to the solitude and silence of the house which prey upon her.

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