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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Life to him would mean death to her. It was broken repeatedly, and repeatedly the pieces were picked up and put together again, as of a sacred icon with which, out of the pettiest superstition, we could not bear to part. She has been shortlisted for the Booker prize three times. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Then she decides to kill him. It is not for the lack of love for her husband that she suffers, but for too much of love for him.

The loving attention of her father makes Maya oblivious of the deadly shadow; but as her husband Gautama 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. Thinking of her unhappy marriage, Maya reflects with deep concern:. I am in a need of one. 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.


Claire rated it really liked it Mar 14, The colorful world has been presented to reveal a dark side of evil and ugliness.

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

They walk towards the terraced end, Maya looking enraptured at the pale hushed glow of the rising moon. Listening to the cry of peacock in the rainy season made her realize that she should never sleep in peace. Notify me of new comments via email. I heard their thirst and they gazed at the rain clouds, their passion as they hunted for their mates.

Gautama, on the contrary is gentle and patient with her, except those times when she is too unreasonable. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Anita Desai looks into the reasons for marital discord and illustrates how such discord affects the family.

‘Cry, the Peacock’ by Anita Desai

For Maya it is only a push, for Gautama it bg death. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Peacoc, AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. Yes No See results. Aug 21, Anjali rated it liked it Shelves: The terrifying words of the prediction, like the drumbeats of the mad demon of Kathakali ballets, ring in her ears and unnerve her.

He agreed and accompanied her to the roof lost in his own thoughts. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Sreelekshmi S Pillai rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: She knew she was going insane.

Though she is fond of possessing books by Tagore, Keats, Shelley, she hardly ever reads them. Emily rated it it was ok Apr 05, This is the trait that tue the protagonists of Anita Desai. However, the element of companionship is sadly missing in the relationship between Maya and Gautama. She kills Gautama, but his death fails to leave any sense of tragedy or pathos.

Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai

Maya feels helpless and she needs someone to offer her protection and consolation. Maya seems to be innocent and extremely sensitive. Temperamentally there is no compatibility between Maya and Gautama.

Jyotsna Habibullah rated it really liked it Feb 10, Her attempts to divert herself by visits to her friend Leila and Pom or Mrs. He has philosophical detachment towards life as preached in the Bhagwad Gita. Gautama is a faithful husband who loves and cares her in his own way yet Maya never satisfied and happy. This is used to detect comment spam. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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