Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Absurdity


DISCOURSE OF SILENCE - WOMEN CHARACTERS IN THE NOVELS OF COETZEE

Shalini Infanta L; Dr K ShanthiChitra

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 5140-5146

JM Coetzee’s writing falls under the post modern philosophies as his writings can be interpreted in a different way as he didn’t focus any particular concept of writing. Moreover, he didn’t want to term himself under any particular theory. As a writer, he is capable of making people to think on their own about the concept of Post modern ideas, where they are familiar and inculcated it and that are the reason for his success as a writer. This paper brings in a concoction of the ideas of the writer based on Existentialism, where the oscillation in the characters, especially women, are harnessed between socio cultural aspects and existentialism, with respect to J M Coetzee. In his writings, the woman characters are given less importance compared with the male characters. Coetzee, being a man, was ignorant of the female emotions and that is one of the reason for failing to express the portions of the female characters.