DEPICTION OF MATERIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF WOMEN IN JEAN SASSON’S NOVELS
Keywords:Torture, Material Circumstance, Aspirations, Luxurious Patterns
The postmodern American novelist, Jean Sasson, the voice of Islamic women, depicts minutely and graphically the material circumstances of women in her novels. She has presented the material graph of women in the Middle East, escalating to the skyline and the downtrodden life of low pattern of life. The paper specifically explores the material status of women ranging from the Princesses of Saudi Arabia to the level of maids who struggle for existence amidst tortures and variegated stresses. All the women protagonists in her novels continue their struggle with a specific aim of their lives in Islamic pattern of life. Jean Sasson has presented a rich gallery of women portraits in their specific material pattern of life - Princesses, Middle class women struggling to achieve their dreams and lower strata of women.
Jean Sasson, Desert Royal, (London: Bantam Books, 2000), p.11
Jean Sasson, Princess: A True Story of Life Behind The Veil in Saudi Arabia, (London: Bantam Books, 1993), p. 166.
Jean Sasson, Daughters of Arabia (London: Bantam Books, 1994), p. 14.
Jean Sasson, Mayada, Daughter of Iraq (London: Bantam Books), p. 116/17.
Jean Sasson, For The Love Of A Son, (London: Doubleday, 2010), p. 43.
Jean Sasson, Love in a Torn Land, (London: Bantam Books, 2007), p. 128.
Jean Sasson, Growing up Bin Laden (England: One world Publications, 2010), p.03.
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