Women Empowerment in Select Novels of Ian McEwan

Authors

  • Deepati Pant
  • Dr. Kavita Pant

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i9.11175

Keywords:

Feminist, Domination, Oedipus Complex, Empowerment, Power Shift, The Cement Garden and Nutshell.

Abstract

This article is an attempt to trace women empowerment in select novels of Ian McEwan. It is through this article that I would present the empowered female characters in Ian McEwan's novels The Cement Garden (1978) and Nutshell (2016). These three novels are different from each other in their material, plot and characterization. But these novels bear a unique similarity. These novels show highly empowered female figures who have endowed with amazing capacity of head and heart. His novels show that Ian himself advocates power shift from male to female. It is because of this advocacy Ian appears to be a feminist. The Cement Garden belong to the early phase of Ian McEwan while Nutshell belongs to the later phase of Ian McEwan. Unique thing that captures our attention is the presence of empowered female characters in both the novels.

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Author Biographies

Deepati Pant

Research Scholar, Department of English

Motiram Baburam Govt. Post Graduate College Kumaun University

Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

Dr. Kavita Pant

Guide, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Motiram Baburam Govt. Post Graduate College Kumaun University

Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

References

McEwan, Ian. The Cement Garden. London: Jonathan Cape, 1978.

McEwan, Ian. Nutshell. London: Jonathan Cape, 2016.

Koblizkova, Jitka. Donination of Women over Men According to Ian McEwan. Bachelor thesis. Masaryk University.Bruno.2016.https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://is.muni.cz/th/ehm0j/Jitka_Koblizkova_-_Bachelor_Thesis_2.docx&ved=2ahUKEwisuriH-8LuAhUUwzgGHT5AD6wQFjAAegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw2FnfWDph-MqD2BDOfg4ZOh/ Accessed on 17 June 2020.

http://www.ianmcewan.com/resources/articles/mother-tongue.html/ Accessed on 17 July 2020.

Smejkalová, Šárka. “Characters’ Transformations in Ian McEwan’s Works.” MA thesis Brno:Masaryk University, 2007/ Accessed on 28 June 2020.

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Published

28-09-2021

How to Cite

Pant, D. ., & Pant , D. K. . (2021). Women Empowerment in Select Novels of Ian McEwan. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(9), 123–133. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i9.11175