AbstractThis study plans to tour the different stages of the loss of innocence in the character of MYOP, a feeling conjured
by Alice Walker in her short story "The Flowers". This paper encompasses the qualitative research approach and
insights taken from the basic postulates of "traditional gender roles" situated within the theoretical framework of
Feminists Criticism by Lois Tyson. Significant findings of the study are that a patriarchal society ceases the mental
and emotional growth of a girl. When that girl is exposed to the outer environment, it leads to the onset of her
maturity. It is hoped that my work will contribute to the expansion of episteme regarding the drastic influences
of chauvinism and maximizing female society's potential.
1-Noveen Javed Assistant Professor, Department of English Linguistics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Ezzah Shakil Visiting Faculty, Department of English, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Sohail Ahmad Saeed Assistant Professor, Department of English, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
KeywordsGender Roles, Patriarchy, Mental Growth, Onset of Maturity, Episteme, Feminists
Volume & IssueVI - I