May 2020 – Vol 2, Issue 2


Self-Conflict Reflected in Kiera Cass's “The Selection”

Ms.M.Agi, II M.A. English, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Constituent College, Kanyakumari


Self-conflict is the struggle occurring within a character’s mind. The dilemma posed by internal conflict is usually some ethical or emotional questions. Indicator of self-conflict would be a character’s hesitation or self-posing question like “what was it I did wrong?” A narrative is not limited. Conflicts may not always resolve in narrative, which may or may not occur at end. Conflict in literature refers to the different drives of the characters of forces involved. Conflict may be internal or external. It may occur within a character’s mind or between a character and exterior forces.

Kerwords: Self-Conflict, Kiera Cass, “The Selection”

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Discovery of Aspiration in Githa Hariharan’s “Thousand Faces of Night”

Ms. R. Gomathi, II Assistant Professor of English,
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar.


Literature refers to all written art forms that have aesthetic and moral values. To some people, the term "literature" can apply broadly to any symbolic record which can include images and sculpture most only include examples of text composed of letters, or other narrowly defined examples of text symbolic written language. The Indian writing in English is the work written by the writers in India who write in the English language and whose native language is any one of the languages in India. It began with the famous writers like Michael Madhusudhan Dutt, R.K.Narayan, Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao. The first book written by the Indian writer in English is Travels of Dean Mahormet. Raja Rao's famous novels are Kanthapura, The serpent and the Rope.  Nirad.C.Chaudhuri, a writer of non-fiction, is best known for his The Autobiography of an unknown Indian which is about his life experiences and influence. This paper deals with the aspirations of the characters in Hariharan’s Thousand Faces of Night.

Keywords:Discovery, Aspiration, Githa Hariharan, "Thousand Faces of Night"

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Exploration of Supernatural Allusions in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude”

Mr.R.Gopinathan  IIM.A English, Department of English, Dr. NGP Arts & Science College, Coimbatore.


The supernatural transcends the limit of questionable state of existence in magic realism. Even if the readers are conscious about the conflicting and opposing polarities of the rational and irrational, they are not disconcerted at the coherence of elements in magic realism.  This is because, the supernatural is integrated within the norms of perceptions of the narrator and characters in the fictional world.  Likewise the natural is treated in a supernatural way by attributing fear, wonder, confusion, bewilderment etc.  From magic realist works it is hard to get anything for sure and certain.  The accuracy of events and the credibility of the world views expressed by the characters in the text are hardly discernible with perspective clarity.  In spite of all the eccentricities of magic realist fiction, it is being accepted for its aesthetic and semantic value as well. This technique of authorial reticence is one of the contributory factors for it promotes its acceptance.  The supernatural elements are simply left unexplained.  Because it would then be less valid, the supernatural world would be discarded as false testimony.  In other words, opposing the conventional view of reality, the simple act of explaining the supernatural would eradicate its position of equality with reality.  So magic realist works leave the readers in a perspective mystery that challenges the reader's responsibility.

Keywords:Myth, Fantasy, Supernatural, Magic Realism.

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Thomas More's Utopia and Namakkal Kavignar's Avanum Avalum Virumbiya Naadu - A Comparative Study

Ms.R.Rajini Beulah Shobika, I M.A English, Senthamarai College of Arts and Science,
Vadapalanji, Madurai 21.

“I think all literature should be read as comparative literature and I think we should write out of what we know, but in the expectation that we can be changed at any moment by something we have yet to discover.”

- Margo Jefferson


Comparative literature as the name suggests, is a comparative study of literatures with a view to enhance a total understanding of literature. Comparative literature is a growing academic discipline, and particularly India offers a widescope for comparative study with her rich tradition of arts and literature. The present comparative study on Thomas More’s Utopia and Namakkal Kavignar’s Avanum Avalum Virumbiya Naadu brings to limelight the global view of the authors and how their outlook of the world slides with each other so smoothly. Both these authors had a vision of an ideal world, where men lived happily and everything went on well. They picturised it in their workand thus satirized the existing world affairs. Their yearning for a harmonious world and their anger against the evils in the society brought them together for the purpose of comparative study.

Keywords: Thomas More, Utopia, Namakkal Kavignar, Avanum Avalum Virumbiya Naadu, Comparative Study.

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Indian Women’s Psyche and Religious Rituals - A Study of Sarojini Naidu’s "Suttee" and "Purdah Nashin"

Mrs.S.Sabitha Shunmuga Priya,  Ph.D Full Time Research Scholar, Department of English
VHNSN College, Virudhunagar


Sarojini Naidu started her writing in the age of twelve. Her first collection of poems, The Golden Threshold was published by Arthur Symons. She had prosperous literary life by giving intellectual handling of English. Her The Golden Threshold (1905) and The Bird of Time (1912) were made her enter into Royal Society of Literature in 1914. Another collected poem is titled as The Sceptre Flute (1928), The Feather of Dawn (1961), Feast of Youth, The Wizard Mask and A Treasury of Poems. Her English writings with Indian souls were admired by Mahashree Arvind, Rabindranath Tagore and Jawaharlal Nehru. Her famous poems which are mostly prescribed for Indian Education are Palanquin Bearers, Indian Weavers, Autumn Song, Coromandel Fishers, An Indian Love Song, A Love Song from the North, In the Forest, Life, In the Bazaars of Hyderabad, Ecstasy, Cradle Song, Alabaster, Song of A Dream, and Past and Future. This paper ponders over the chosen theme.

Keywords :Indian Women, Psyche, Religion, Ritual, Sarojini Naidu, Suttee, Purdah Nashin.

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Plight and Predicament of Black Women: A Feminist Reading of Chimmanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Purple Hibiscus”

Ms. B. Vinobha,  II MA English Literature, Department of English,
Dr.N.G.P.Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.


The word literature refers to a group of words of art made up of fiction and non-fiction especially by the written works of authors. Literature has also been divided according to its language, nationality and region namely, Indian Literature, African Literature, American Literature and so on. African literature is the literature about the African continent and it has begun thousands of years ago but it has gained much popularity in the 1950s. It incorporates a body of works in different languages and regions of different authors. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of the leading African woman writers highlights the uniqueness of Nigerian culture and its shortcoming. In her novel Purple Hibiscus, she apparently depicts the culture bound enslavement imposed upon innocent women and their encumbrances in the African society. Woman becomes an object to fulfil man’s inordinate desires. Hence, the objective of the study is to bring out the plight of black women who have been victims of their culture and society.

Keywords: Black Women, Culture, Identity, Suffrages, Violence.

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