Resurgence and Reflections: A Feministic Reading of Elena Ferrate’s The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter and the Story of the Lost Child.
Swathy Krishna CB1, Meghana AK2, Varsha K3
1Swathy Krishna C B, X Semester, Integrated MA English Student, Department of English and Languages, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Kochi Campus, India.
2Meghana A K, X Semester, Integrated MA English Student, Department of English and Languages, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Kochi Campus, India.
3Varsha K, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Languages, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Kochi Campus, India.
Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 08 June 2019 | PP: 185-188 | Volume-8 Issue-7C May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G10380587C19/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Elena Ferrante, the Italian novelist has written a fair number of novels which emphasises her treatment of feminism. Ferrante belongs to an age where her generation had experienced feminism. The paper speaks about her governance of feminism through Ferrante’s various characters such as Olga, from The Days of Abandonment, Leda from The Lost Daughter, Elena and Lila from The Story of the Lost Child etc. Elena’s women are the ones who look forward for more clarity at the cost of other values considered fundamental to friendship in traditional terms and feminist norms. In most of her novels, we can find the writer herself becoming the central figure, who partially manifests the knitting of Ferrante’s sisterhood with her successful reception of tetralogy: Neapolitan novels which include her four major novels; The Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay and The Story of the Lost Child.
Keywords: Feminism, Neapolitan Novels, Women, Male Chauvinism, Identity Crisis.
Scope of the Article: Agent Architectures, Ontologies, Languages and Protocols