Animalising and Mechanising Self-Determined Women Characters Regardless of Their Class Structure in Jasoda — A Feministic Perspective


  • Caro Velma J. Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Alan G. Vellore Institute of Technology



animalising, mechanising, class structure, stereotype, power role, determined women


The study illustrates that sexual harassment endured by women, is no way related with their class, position, hierarchy, culture, place or security. Jasoda contributes to this research by exhibiting the women characters belonging to varied societal standards undergoing abuse and oppression regardless of the hierarchal structure. The author surprises the readers by drafting women characters with self-determined characteristics and stooping to bear the patriarchal pressure exerted over them. The study throws light on the complex psychic behaviour of the independent woman protagonist, successful in sustaining herself and the family all by her own, yet subduing to her husband’s patriarchal oppression. Patriarchy steps forward in every situation where women are objectified or animalised. The paper further studies the animalisation and mechanisation of the female body by the male patriarch and also focuses on the breakage of stereotypes, built by the patriarchal power, over women society and femininity.

Author Biographies

Caro Velma J., Vellore Institute of Technology

School of Social Sciences and Languages

Alan G., Vellore Institute of Technology

School of Social Sciences and Languages


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