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

This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons. So over-dramatic that it makes one dizzy. Dr Anupma Srivastava more. The struggle, one can readily see is not without purpose and the aim is to achieve the sort of harmony. 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.


While others have been removed from her life in a subtle way, her murder of Gautama is her most daring act.

Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. Want to Read saving…. This supports the Maven widget and search functionality. It shows her sensitiveness. Gautama expects Maya to behave like a mature person.

Maya seems to be innocent and extremely sensitive. Who is my saviour?

The loving attention of her father makes Maya oblivious of the deadly shadow, but as her husband fails to satisfy her intense longing for love and life, she is left to the solitude and silence of the house which prey upon her. I think I did well to not waste more than an hour of my time on this piece of horse poop. How I want to love. Lack of communion was the chief cause of intricacies in the life of Maya and Gautama.

Gradually by the suppression and the isolation she earned the murderous intent. Her daughter, the author Kiran Desaiis the winner of the Booker prize.

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

Anita Desai was born in Lists with This Book. Maya suffers from headaches and experiences rages of rebellion and terror. Her own house is presented as a prison in disguise. This is thw that from the written word, I carry an image of a “sound”, that is the peacock’s shriek.


You are commenting peadock your Twitter account. She feels the absence of her husband in the house for long hours. Anita Desai looks into the reasons for marital discord and illustrates how such discord affects the family.

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Temperamentally there is no compatibility between Maya and Gautama. They walk towards the terraced end, Maya looking enraptured at the pale hushed glow of the rising moon. She feels dejected and lonely in the house: Wolf rated it it was ok Oct 31,