Ecological Enhancement in Women in the Select Novels of Barbara Kingsolver

  • Nagalakshmi K. Assistant Professor Department of English Dr. N.G. P. Arts and Science College Kalapatti, Coimbatore, India
  • Dr. D. Shanthi Assistant Professor PG and Research Department of English Government Arts College, Coimbatore


Enhancement in self and women draws attention in Barbara Kingsolver’s novels. She fosters and gives room for her women characters to find identify with ecological inclination. The women protagonists in her novels take inception to prevent them as well nature from patriarchal society. Ecological insights help women find niche through their acclimatization. Ecofeminism paves way for tracking and systematizing human beings with environment. Kingsolver’s women protagonists attain success and get wings to fly across the world through developing interest for natural protection, experiences from cross cultural ambiance, mentioned in her novels Flight Behavior (2012), Prodigal Summer (2000), Animal Dreams (1990), and The Poisonwood Bible (1998). This paper throws light on women’s empowerment for themselves and surroundings and discusses consciousness about nature. It reinforces addressing the conquest of women and people in marginalization by encouraging interconnectedness. It adds the moral value that reciprocity is the essential trait in society for both human beings and other living creatures. It delineates transformation in them as successful living beings amidst commotions, topsy turvy situation and political vicissitudes.


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K., Nagalakshmi; SHANTHI, Dr. D.. Ecological Enhancement in Women in the Select Novels of Barbara Kingsolver. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 9, p. 9, sep. 2019. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 06 july 2020.