MAXINE HONG KINGSTON’S THE WOMAN WARRIOR: SPEAKING FOR SILENCED

Authors

  • Sammar Ayaz Department of English Abbottabad University of Science and Technology Havelian.
  • Manzoor Ilahi Department of English Hazara University Sub- Campus Battagram.
  • Seema Safeer Department of Linguistics the University of Haripur, Haripur, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/pjsr.v5i02.1172

Abstract

The present research paper discusses Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior. Kingston being a Chinese American writer touches upon the predicaments of silenced women and her selected novel advocates for these silenced characters.  The study investigates that where doe lie silence of chines-American immigrant and secondly silence of Chinese women in traditional Chinese society. Although there is the taboo “not tell” but Kingston manages to break the silence. She re-writes with the help of her experience and imaginative power and articulates the voiceless thoughts. The most important form of voice is speaking. In this respect Kingston herself realizes the importance of articulation from her own experience, besides “no name woman” she presents those characters who are capable to express their thoughts by articulation and among them brave orchid represents the strongest voice as her name itself suggests. This qualitative study implies feministic model of Madson and content analysis content technique and interprets data accordingly.

Keywords: Silence, femininity, marginalization, Chinese, American

 

Author Biographies

Sammar Ayaz, Department of English Abbottabad University of Science and Technology Havelian.

Lecturer

 

 

Manzoor Ilahi, Department of English Hazara University Sub- Campus Battagram.

Lecturer

 

 

Seema Safeer, Department of Linguistics the University of Haripur, Haripur, Pakistan

M.Phil Scholar

 

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Published

2023-05-26