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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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: As she moves towards insanity, she sees the dessai of rats, snakes, lizards and iguanas creeping over her, slipping their club-like tongues in and out.

Maya does not grow up mentally which results in suffering. This is used to provide traffic data and reports to yhe authors of articles on the HubPages Service. The excessive love Maya got from her father made her have a feeling that the world is a toy especially made for her, painted in her favorite colors and set moving according to her tunes.

She was alone at home with only her father who was a lawyer with her after the death of her mother and her brother having gone to America to carve his own independent destiny. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

In an interval of sanity, an idea struck her that since the astrologer predicted death to either of them, it may be Gautama not she whose life is threatened.

I loved the theme. She is longing for the companionship like that of Radha and Krishna. She knows that she is haunted by a black and evil shadow, her fate and the time has come.


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

Marital relationships are established with the explicit purpose of providing companionship to each other. This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. When she asks him to accompany her to the roof of the house to enjoy cool air, he accompanies her, lost in his own thoughts. Emily rated it it was ok Apr 05, Maya is an instinctive woman of passions and emotions. I am in need of one.

Gautama, on the contrary is gentle and patient with her, except those times when she is too unreasonable. He always accused his wife. She wants demonstrative love and does she has to loud displays of love.

ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and peaclck agencies, and publishers. 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.

Maya suffers from headaches and experiences rages of rebellion and terror. I read through the first 20 pages with much enthusiasm, but it quickly turned into revulsion for the style of writing employed here and I skimmed through several chapters only to find that peacoock subject hadn’t changed at all.


No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. The cries of birds evoke a sympathetic chord in her. Secondly she is alienated from her husband and in the end she brings about his elimination from life dssai her own self from her family and society. As symbolized by her name she stands for the world of sensations. She shows a reverence pecaock death of her dog Toto, though it is only her dog that died.

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Cry, the Peacock

In the shadows I saw peacocks dancing, the thousand eyes upon their shimmering feathers gazing steadfastly, unwinkingly upon the final truth — Death. As she move towards insanity, she sees the vision of rats, snakes, lizards and iguanas creeping over her. Then she decides to kill him.

She describes how they danced and produced a remarkable impact on her mind:. The obscure vocabulary also feels forced and superfluous.

Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai

A very weird book on the whole, not exactly what I’d call enjoyable. This is feature allows you to search the site.

She is presented in the novel as a woman who longs for pleasures of life.

Please peacck which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. This novel presents an impression of the marital incoherence and encountered conjugal life.

Such irreconcilably different temperaments are bound to have marital disharmony. Aug 21, Anjali rated it liked it Shelves: