A Critical Study of Women’s Oppression in Sapphire’s Push

  • Palvinder Kumari Research Scholar University of Jammu Jammu and Kashmir, India

Abstract

Oppression against women prevails in different forms such as abuse, violence, and exploitation denying them from their rights. Women face oppression in every walk of life. Family is a safest place for a woman to live in but at times family become a secret platform for the abusers to exploit the women of the house. Women because of their lower status are ostracised and discriminated in the society. The paper through the novel Push (1996) by Sapphire critically examines the plethora of violence suffered by the protagonist with multifaceted oppression. Moreover, paper explores the universal oppression of women and its impact on their individuality.

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How to Cite
KUMARI, Palvinder. A Critical Study of Women’s Oppression in Sapphire’s Push. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 4, p. 54-62, apr. 2020. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <http://ijellh.support-foundation.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/10521>. Date accessed: 26 may 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i4.10521.