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Cry, the Peacock” by Anita Desai is an excellent Novel about the marital disharmony. The married life of Maya and Gautama is mutually. Her maiden novel Cry the Peacock evinces Maya’s quest for liberty from novels of Anita Desai for almost all major characters, who form the pivot of novel and. CHAPTER II. CRY, THE PEACOCK. Anita Desai holds a significant place in modern Indian English novel. As a novelist of considerable merit, she has enriched.

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Anita Desai is one of the most famous Indian English novelists. Cry, the Peacock, Anita Desai’s first novel, has been described as a trendsetter in the field of psychoanalytical realism. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Return to Book Page. 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.

This is used to detect comment spam. As Gautama move in front of her, she in a fit of frenzy pushes him over the parapet to pass through an immensity of air down to the very bottom, thereby terminating her struggle. This site uses cookies.

A Psychological Study of Anita Desai’s “Cry, the Peacock”

While Maya is longing for love and affection, her husband Gautama is incapable of understanding her genuine feelings and emotions. Thinking of her unhappy marriage, Maya reflects with deep concern: After her marriage, she expected the same from her husband who also was a lawyer. You are commenting using your WordPress. It was now to be either Gautama or she. The obscure vocabulary also feels forced and superfluous. Maya is so much disturbed by the prophecy that she always think about the prophecy accompanied by a peacocks cry.


But once they are gone she finds herself alone with her horrors and nightmares.

It shows her sensitiveness. Gradually by the suppression and the isolation she earned the murderous intent. As she moves towards insanity, she sees the visions of rats, snakes, lizards and iguanas creeping over her, slipping their club-like tongues in and out. Trivia About Cry, the Peacock.

Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Not only he pampered her but also fed her infant brain with fairy tales because the doctor had advised him not to make her anxious or sad.

A very awkward book that really tries hard to be a stream of conscious one but fails quite a bit. They walk towards the terraced end, Maya looking enraptured at the pale hushed glow of the rising moon. She got all the attention from her father. You are commenting using your Facebook account. How it is important to me. ANu Kuriyappilliyil rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Want to Read saving…. Anita Desai, in her wondrous, modernist style details the gorgeous story of a young girl plagued by a prophecy of fatal disasters.

She is seen as a neurotic, introvert and love-famished character, a victim of the inadequacy of human relationships. But I have cru dissertation over this novel.

Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock: A Psychoanalytical Study

Her dark house appeared like a tomb to her. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Her cfy to divert herself by visits to her friend Leila and Pom or Mrs. Then I skimmed some more and came to the ‘climax’ which was just as boring cy the rest of the book. And four years it is now. He always accused his wife. She is longing for the companionship like that of Radha and Krishna.

Her writings have drawn world-wide critical attention. She is capable of empathy which enables her to experience what the peacock and peahen are experiencing but this makes her feel all the more intensely that though there is an emotional arousal, there is no physical fulfillment which is the cause of her agony. For Maya it is only a push, for Gautama it is death.


Maya always clings to fantasy, as deszi is unable to relate herself to reality. She shows a reverence for death of her dog Toto, though it is only her dog that died.

Aneri Arya rated it really liked it Dec 27, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Passing out of the room, Maya catches sight of bronze Siva suummary and prays to the Lord of Dance to protect them. It is a communication that she seeks — the true marriage in which body, mind and soul unite — the sort which the peacock seeks when it shrieks out its inside in its shrill intense mating calls.

Jyotsna Habibullah tbe it really liked it Feb 10, Email required Address never made public. Even then he blames her father and not Maya herself. Maya is a hypersensitive young woman “pursued and haunted by the idea of early death prophesied by an albino astrologer and her ineffectual lonely struggle against fate, that drives her to homicide, insanity and finally to suicide” Meera Bai,p. There is no rest anymore — only death and waiting. Through her, she depicts a world of alienation, loneliness and suffering.