Summary Of Tagore And Narayan's The Ruined Nest

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This paper aims to analyze how both Tagore and Narayan sought to reform the Indian society of their time by portraying bold and dynamic women characters in their fiction. Tagore portrayed the character of Charulata as a self- motivated woman in the story entitled The Ruined Nest while R.K Narayan described the character of Rosie as a vibrant and passionate woman in The Guide. Both the writers chose to portray the character of bold woman nonetheless of the perspective of Indian society on women. Clearly, Rosie in The Guide was very passionate about dancing and later on she seems to succeed and viewed by wide audiences. We could argued that same goes to Charu who loves to read and seems to flourish in Bengali writing. Her works was even published …show more content…
He had a conflicting view of Literature with Charu. For example, in page 175, he said “Literature depicts people wrongly. Besides, when human beings are there in flesh and blood, why search for them in fiction? For example, I understand you. Do I have to read Meghnadbadh or Kabikankan Chandi for it?.” This shows that her husband was presuming that he understand his wife although in reality he was not really paying attention to her needs and interest. Both, the husband of Rosie and Charu seems to look down on their wives’ skills regardless of their wives’ intelligent. In both stories, Tagore and Narayan somehow tried to incorporate the marginalization of women in the Indian society but they gave a different appearance to the woman character by portraying them as bold and dynamic rather than being repressed and weak. For example, Rosie was bold to enhance her dancing skills although her husband did not acknowledge …show more content…
Undoubtedly, after the Indian Constitution was formulated, it granted equal rights to women, considering them as the legal citizens of the country and equal to men in terms of freedom and opportunity. Nowadays, women are already participating in many fields of job such as politics, social work, business, and engineering without any fear. Women are leading in many areas of work and they are even performing better than men (Ahmad, 1979). However, we cannot directly deduce that the status of women in Indian society has been fully developed but it is continuously improving as women are being more conscious and assertive about their rights and individuality. Clearly, women in Indian society could be more mindful and aware about their privilege, opportunity and education through the portrayal of strong women characters in the fictional works of Tagore and Narayan. Their fictional works somehow could enlighten the spirit of women to ask for their own right and

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