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Feminization of Nature and Naturalisation of Female in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing

Author(s) PANKAJ KUMAR, Raju Parghi
Country India
Abstract Degradation of the land and environment and its effects on human existence are the biggest issues facing man today. The term ‘Ecofeminism’ becomes quite pertinent in this scenario. The aim of this paper is to provide a thorough analysis of Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing (1972) from an ecofeminist standpoint. Both the natural world and the feminine realm are directly oppressed by dominance and power in this literature. The anonymous protagonist of the novel is an ecofeminist who goes back to her childhood home of a remote island in Northern Quebec to look for her father, who has vanished. It is only when the protagonist comes into contact with nature that she begins to see the difference between her true self and her constructed one. The protagonist's return to nature serves as an implicit example of influence of ecofeminism. Her connection to the natural world makes her more aware of the mistreatment of women. She treats the planet as her actual home, since she is aware of how interconnected and complicated all life is in the natural world. The novel serves as a notable literary example of ecological feminism since it raises issues related to feminism and environmentalism. Even the language, plot, and characters of this novel all point to a society that subjugates and controls nature and female.
Keywords Key words: Nature, Femininity, Ecofeminism, Domination, Environmentalism.
Field Arts
Published In Volume 3, Issue 1, January-February 2021
Published On 2021-01-27
Cite This Feminization of Nature and Naturalisation of Female in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing - PANKAJ KUMAR, Raju Parghi - IJFMR Volume 3, Issue 1, January-February 2021.

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