AbstractThe present study pursues the primaeval customs of patriarchy and its tormenting effects happening in the lives
of women in Pakistan. The purpose of this research is to explore how patriarchal traditions, class differences, and
their triple marginalization in the novel played chaos in the lives of females. Though the existing status of women
is traditionally much better than that of women in the West but still they are not empowered and are deprived of
basic rights. GC Spivak provides the theoretical foundations for this research through her theory, can the
subaltern speak (1988). This research is based on qualitative textual analysis. The present study explores the
status of women in Pakistan through the characterization of various female characters in the novel. This study
concludes that they are portrayed as compliant and deserted beings deprived of every kind of individualism.
1-Saira Siraj Independent Researcher2-Muhammad Tahir Anjum Lecturer, Department of English, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, KP, Pakistan.3-Abdus Samad Assistant Professor/Chairman, Department of English, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, KP, Pakistan.
KeywordsStagnant, Stereotype, Subaltern, Marginalization, Resistance
Volume & IssueVI - I