PDF | The novel Cry, The Peacock by Anita Desia reveals delusions of the female protagonist who attempts to decry her loneliness through her own. It is a story of a young girl named Maya who was surrounded by childhood prophecy of disaster. Maya is an extremely sensitive married girl. Cry, the Peacock, Desai’s first novel, is divided into three sections: a short introduction and conclusion in objective, third-person narrative, and a long subjective.

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At every step she compares Gautama with her father to the disadvantage of the former because she fails to realize that a father-daughter relationship is different from a husband-wife relationship. Life to him would mean death to her. It shows her sensitiveness. Mar 31, Sundarraj Kaushik rated it it was ok. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Lack of communion was the chief cause of intricacies in the life of Maya and Gautama.

ANu Kuriyappilliyil rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Sreelekshmi S Pillai rated it it was amazing Feb 16, The solitude and silence of the house prey upon Maya.

Jill rated it liked it Nov 19, This is feature allows you to znita the site. I read this alongside Virginia Woolf’s novels.

Her own house is presented as a prison in disguise. Climbing the stairs she finds her cat suddenly speeding past them in a state of great alarm. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Who is my savior?


She feels the absence of her husband in the house for long hours. Jyotsna Habibullah rated it really liked it Feb 10, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Cry, the Peacock is the story of a young girl, Maya, obsessed by a childhood prophecy of disaster. She feels dejected and lonely in the house: Jan 12, Aamil Syed rated it did not like it Shelves: She describes peacck they danced and produced a remarkable impact on her mind: Thinking of her unhappy marriage, Maya reflects with deep concern:. See 1 question about Cry, the Peacock….

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Marital relationships are established crh the explicit purpose of providing companionship to each other. The struggle, one can readily see is not without purpose and the aim is to achieve the sort of harmony.

Then she decides to kill him. This is used to detect comment spam.

Cry, the Peacock

Preview — Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai. A very weird book on the whole, not exactly what I’d call enjoyable. Email required Address never made public. Seeing her morbidity, her husband warns her of turning neurotic and blames her father for spoiling her. In her first novel, Cry the PeacockAnita Desai portrays the psychic tumult of a young and sensitive married girl Maya who is haunted by a childhood prophecy of a fatal disaster.

Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai

The author builds up an atmosphere of tension as torrid and oppressive as a stiffling Indian summer, both in the crowded, colourful cities and the strangely beautiful countryside. Who is my saviour? Gautama remains so much lost in his work that Maya finds him even oblivious of the dust storm that has raged earlier in the afternoon.


Maya is creature of instincts or a wayward and high stung child. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Maya seems to be innocent and extremely sensitive.

She has been shortlisted for the Booker prize three times.

Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. The ultra-modern sense of enjoying the life becomes a threat. Listening to the cry of peacock in the rainy season made her realize that she should never sleep in peace. Karen Alexander rated it it was ok Dec 08, Maya feels helpless and she needs someone to offer her protection and consolation.

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Anita Desai was born in Challenge anits Reader, Challenge a Leader. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. No trivia or quizzes yet. Like her, they are creatures of exotic wild and will not rest till they have danced the dance peeacock death. This novel presents an impression of the marital incoherence and encountered conjugal life.

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