When you talk about ‘feminism’, the concept of ‘patriarchy’ is virtually raised directly or indirectly. Both come as heavily loaded concepts and they are often juxtaposed. Many feminist poets such as Sojourner Truth (Isabella Baumfree), Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou,…

Existential protagonists are most often misunderstood as misanthropes who are curt, reticent, morose, disillusioned, and sometimes even mad besides being termed as cynics. They are often viewed by the society from the common man’s perspective who pretends and tries…

Cortazar’s short story ‘A Yellow Flower’, in his book Blow-up and other Stories has a unique take on continuity of life and existential angst. The protagonist of the tale perpetually ponders upon mortality, immortality, reincarnation and death through his…