S.Sarkunam

Ph.D., Research Scholar

Department of English & Research Centre

Seethalaskmi Achi College for Women

Pallathur -630107

Sivagangai Dist,

Tamil Nadu

India

Dr. R.C. Sheila Royappa

Research Supervisor cum

Associate Professor of English

Department of English & Research Centre

Seethalaskmi Achi College for Women

Pallathur -630107

Sivagangai District

Tamil Nadu

India

 

Abstract:

The Edible Woman is taken for study, and to look in depth the manner in which the protagonist reforms herself from an innocent victim to a responsible, experienced and a matured victor. Initially the protagonist is ignorant of her true self and she is not able to face the odds. But as the story unfolds, the protagonist Marian, slowly and steadily realizes her ability to fight. At last through her struggle Marian gains enough experience and emerges wise and victorious at the end. The story may not have a positive ending but Marian becomes matured and optimistic and thus ceases to be the victim. The authors of this article also attempt to explicate on some predominant feminist issues such as suppression of women in a male chauvinist society, abominable exploitation of woman as a plaything’ used for absolute sexual  pleasure, ‘as a two legged womb’, and as a consumer object of the postmodern world  to be enjoyed and thrown denying her even the basic human rights.

Key words: Transformation, victim, victor, feminist issues, edible woman, consumable commodity.

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