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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They walk towards the terraced end, Maya looking enraptured at the pale hushed glow of the rising moon. Emily rated it it was ok Apr 05, This pampering spoils Maya and makes her crave for attention all the time.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Gautama, on the other hand, is a philosophical intellectual. Despite all the luxurious, the home still lacks the vital family spirit.

ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Thinking of her unhappy marriage, Maya reflects with deep concern:. I am dying, and Peacoock am in love with living.


Eventually she ends up killing her husband and ends up in annita asylum A thoroughly avoidable book. After marriage Maya has to leave her father. She is longing for the companionship like that of Radha and Krishna. Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. Then she decides to kill him. While Maya is longing for love and affection, her husband Gautama peavock incapable of understanding her genuine feelings and emotions.


Maya is an instinctive woman of passions and emotions.

Thus, she murders her husband in a fit of insane fury and commits suicide. Ddsai sharma rated it really liked it Jun 29, But once they are gone she finds herself alone with her horrors and nightmares.

Such irreconcilably different temperaments are bound to have marital disharmony. This novel Cry, the Peacock exposes an impression of marital incongruity and unhappy conjugal life. Then I skimmed some more and came to the ‘climax’ which was just as bor So boring and slow that it numbs one’s mind and puts one in a waking coma.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Amita continuing to use deasi website, you agree to their use. So boring and slow that it numbs one’s mind and puts one in a waking coma. As she moves towards insanity, she sees the visions of rats, snakes, lizards and iguanas creeping over her, slipping their club-like tongues in and out.

Aug 21, Anjali rated it liked it Shelves: At every step she compares Gautama with her father to the disadvantage of the former because she fails to realize that a father-daughter relationship is different from a husband-wife relationship.

Cry, the Peacock

She is capable of empathy which enables her to experience what the peacock and peahen are experiencing vy this makes her feel all the more intensely that though there is an emotional arousal, there is no physical fulfillment which is the cause of her agony.

She knows that she is haunted by a black and evil shadow, her fate and the time has come. Marital relationships are established with the explicit purpose of providing companionship to each other. Jul 20, Mikayla Peters rated it liked it. Who is my saviour?


Who is my savior? There is no rest anymore — only death and waiting. Climbing the stairs she finds her cat suddenly speeding past them in a state of great alarm. No data is shared unless you engage with this aniha. The cries of birds evoke a sympathetic chord in her. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. Challenge a Reader, Challenge a Leader. What is real to her is shadow to him, what are facts and hard realities to him have no interest for her. Bhoomika Patel rated it really liked it Jul 29, Passing out of the room, Maya catches sight of bronze Shiva dancing and prays to the Lord of Dance to protect them.

She kills Gautama, but his death fails to leave any sense of tragedy or pathos. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable aniga is anonymized.

Then I skimmed some more and came to the ‘climax’ which was just as boring as the rest of the book. Reviewed by Aparna J. The excessive love Maya gets from her father makes her have a lop-sided view of life. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Albino astrologer had once told her that either she or her husband would die within four years of her marriage.