ANITA DESAI CRY THE PEACOCK SUMMARY PDF

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Cry, the Peacock” by Anita Desai is an excellent Novel about the marital disharmony. The married life of Maya and Gautama is mutually. Her maiden novel Cry the Peacock evinces Maya’s quest for liberty from novels of Anita Desai for almost all major characters, who form the pivot of novel and. CHAPTER II. CRY, THE PEACOCK. Anita Desai holds a significant place in modern Indian English novel. As a novelist of considerable merit, she has enriched.

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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.

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. She got all the attention from her father. After her marriage, she expected the same from her husband who also was a lawyer.

But being a busy man, he failed to meet her demands. The excessive love Maya got from her father made her have a feeling that the world is a toy especially made for her, painted in her favorite colors and set moving according to her tunes.

Seeing her morbidity, her husband warns her of turning neurotic and blames her father for spoiling her. The terrifying words of the prediction, like the drumbeats of the mad demon of Kathakali ballets, ring in her ears and unnerve her. She knows that she is haunted by a black and evil shadow, her fate and the time has come.

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And four years it is now. 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.

Temperamentally there is no compatibility between Maya and Gautama. Zummary has romantic love for the beautiful, the colorful and the sensuous but Gautama is not romantic and has no use for flowers. Her attempts to divert herself by visits to her friend Leila and Pom or Mrs.

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But once they are gone she finds herself alone with her horrors and nightmares. Maya is so much disturbed by the prophecy that she always think about the prophecy accompanied by a peacocks cry. Listening to the cry of peacock in the rainy season made her realize that she psacock never sleep in peace.

She knew she was going insane. Maya suffers from headaches and experiences rages of rebellion and terror.

As she move towards insanity, she sees the vision of rats, usmmary, lizards and iguanas creeping over her. Her dark house appeared like a tomb to her. In an interval of sanity, an idea struck her that since the astrologer predicted death to either of them, it may be Gautama not she whose life is threatened. Then she decides to kill him. 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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He agreed and accompanied her to the fhe lost in his own thoughts. Passing out of the room, Maya catches sight of bronze Siva dancing and prays to the Lord of Dance to protect them.

Climbing the stairs she finds her cat suddenly speeding past them in a state of great hhe.

Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai

They walk towards the terrace end. 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. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Reviewed by Aparna J. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public.

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