PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN FARAH GUZNAVI'S "GETTING THERE", "A MOSQUITO NET CONFESSION" AND ARISTOPHANES’ LYSISTRATA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

K.M. Wazed Kabir, Afsana Benazir

Abstract


This study aims at comparing Farah Guznavi’s two short stories, “Getting There” & “A Mosquito Net Confession” with a Greek classic comedy, Lysistara by Aristophanes. Female protagonists revolt to bring about a change in the male dominated society.  The short stories are written in the context of Bangladeshi society depicting the condition of women in every sphere of social setup by a prominent writer, Farah Guznavi. Whereas the classic Greek plays Lysistrata was written in the context of ancient Greece. All three have a revolutionary thought which the writers intend to spread in the society with a view to bring about an epoch making change to the condition of women. Researchers find out the common grounds among the three texts. Both researchers have largely depended on qualitative resources like- articles, newspapers, magazines, books and internet sources.

Keywords: “Getting There”, “A Mosquito Net Confession”, Lysistara, Farah Guznavi, and Aristophanes, Women. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/ijllis.v9i1.2029

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.0001/ijllis.v9i1.2029.g2448

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