Women voices for the environment in Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer and Flight Behavior
Keywords:: Eco-feminism, Exploitation, Nature, Patriarchal, Repression, Women.
Eco-feminism, also called ecological feminism, branch of feminism that examines the connections between women and nature. This paper analyses themes of Eco-feminism as they interconnect particularly to the women in the novels, Prodigal Summer and Flight Behavior. The women in these novels recognize that non-human and human lives, inclusive of animals and plants, converge in true and purposeful manners. The characters encounter the same stumbling environmental preconditions through which they attempt to make an existence, each character interconnects with the land in his or her own manner. The women in these novels perceive and interconnect with the land individually than the men. The women accept the ecosystem and its diversity, and this acceptance drives them to struggle against patriarchal, conventional, environmentally exploitative traditions and rituals that are naturally preserved by the men in the novels.