CRITICAL READING OF ANITA NAIR’S ‘THE BETTER MAN’
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 5260-5262
AbstractMan is not only made of flesh and bones but also of thoughts and feelings. These features constitute his both inner and outer personality. His life on earth is a continuous struggle for existence against all odd circumstances. In this struggle for survival, he has to fight not only with outer forces but with his own internal turbulent world of weaknesses which overpower his sense and action. Mythologies of all religions as well as factual histories are loaded with the stories of men who let the weaknesses of their individual character(s) rule them down. There are also stories of those who defeated their weaknesses with strong will and determination and emerged triumphant. Keeping this concern at centre Anita Nair has highlighted the characteristics of Kerala and the issues close to this state in her debut novel, ‘The Better Man’ (2000).
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