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Exploring Enigmatic Realities in Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day


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1 Department of English, Vellalar College for Women, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
 

In each and every era, there arises a common search for the purpose of one’s life and its predicaments. As William Shakespeare has rendered his answer for this interrogation, this world is a stage and all the mortal players are experiencing their own entrances and exits1. The writings of numerous writers have revolved around this motif. Anita Desai is one such novelist whose novel, Clear Light of Day (1980) exuberates the normal life of human beings, particularly it webs with the intricacies of female characters and their psychological perspectives. The enigmatic realities of time and the darkness and clear light are metaphorically picturized in the novel and it focuses on the exigency of uniqueness, compassion and temperance in human lifestyle.  


Keywords

Forgiveness, Metamorphosis, Reunion, Self-Realisation, Transformation.
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N. Subashini
Department of English, Vellalar College for Women, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


In each and every era, there arises a common search for the purpose of one’s life and its predicaments. As William Shakespeare has rendered his answer for this interrogation, this world is a stage and all the mortal players are experiencing their own entrances and exits1. The writings of numerous writers have revolved around this motif. Anita Desai is one such novelist whose novel, Clear Light of Day (1980) exuberates the normal life of human beings, particularly it webs with the intricacies of female characters and their psychological perspectives. The enigmatic realities of time and the darkness and clear light are metaphorically picturized in the novel and it focuses on the exigency of uniqueness, compassion and temperance in human lifestyle.  


Keywords


Forgiveness, Metamorphosis, Reunion, Self-Realisation, Transformation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15613/hijrh%2F2018%2Fv5i1%2F177844