Silence Oppression and Women: A Feminist Reading of Lorca’s Selected Plays

Authors

  • Dr. Muhammad Sohail Ahmad Assistant professor, Department of English, Division of Arts and Social Sciences University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Taimur Kayani Assistant professor, Department of English, GIFT University, Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Aqsa Anwar PhD Scholar, Department of English, GIFT University, Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)11

Keywords:

Oppression, Silence, Spanish Literature

Abstract

This article investigates silence, oppression, and women: a feminist reading of Lorca’s rural trilogy. Spanish society shapes the destiny of women and allocates different roles and assignments who are bound and have to perform certain traditional works such as household assignments and abide by the norms of society. Resultantly, Spanish women become alienated and isolated. They have to endure the norms and conditions of society. Lorca talks about the rights of women and discusses marriage issues, love, the fulfilment of sexual desires, freedom, and getting rid of the so-called norms of society. The purpose of the study is to engrave the factors that cause violence against women in Spanish society. For this purpose, Sylvia Walby’s insight of violence has been taken as a theoretical framework to analyze the text in detail. Through this theoretical lens, the study unveils the theme of violence against women in the selected text. In this regard, the researcher explored the injustice, inequality, and violence against women through the relationship between husband-wife and male-female characters. Female characters have been facing problems at the domestic, social, and political levels. Along with this, this study also reveals that males’ ferocious attitude is the cause of violence and disturbance in Spanish patriarchal society.

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Published

2022-06-30

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How to Cite

Sohail Ahmad, M., Kayani, T., & Anwar, A. (2022). Silence Oppression and Women: A Feminist Reading of Lorca’s Selected Plays. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(2), 125–134. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)11