A Psychological Study of Margaret Drabble’s The Red Queen (2004)
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages: 24-28
Received: Jan. 24, 2014; Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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Usha Rani Gupta, Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala, INDIA
Sharanpal Singh, Department of Distance Education, Punjabi University, Patiala, INDIA
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Abstract
This study is about the psychological problems of women in contemporary society as illustrated in Margaret Drabble’s selected novels. Judith Butler’s gender and performativity theory will help us to understand psychological problems of women in a better way. Moreover, the postulates of Butler’s gender performory help women to come out of their psychological problems. For this purpose, we have selected Drabble’s the Red Queen (2004). This study leads us to the conclusion that women are stressed and depressed because of performative norms that are assigned to them by culture and society.
Keywords
Judith Butler, Gender, Performativity, Margaret Drabble’s Novels, Psychological Problems
To cite this article
Usha Rani Gupta, Sharanpal Singh, A Psychological Study of Margaret Drabble’s The Red Queen (2004), International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 24-28. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20140201.15
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