WOMEN VIOLENCE DEPICTION IN DYSTOPIAN FICTION: AN ECOFEMINIST EXPLORATION OF THE PATRIARCHAL PATTERNS IN BINA SHAH’S BEFORE SHE SLEEPS

Authors

  • Ansa Naz MS-Scholar in English, Department of English, University of Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Sabboor Hussain Professor in English, Department of English, University of Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Sitara Tariq MS-Scholar in English, Department of English, University of Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan

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https://doi.org/10.53664/JSSD/03-02-2024-06-66-80

Abstract

The current research explores Bina Shah's (2018) dystopian novel Before She Sleeps, which depicts violence against the women destroying nature's biodiversity. The worst effects on nature and women are examined using the ecofeminism framework by Vandana Shiva and Maria Mies (2014). Males use science to fulfil their goals under pretext of strengthening society. Both women & nature are cruelly disrupted by science, firming totalitarian state. Patriarchy, science, and technology all play interconnected role in shaping the world. Science, which is considered as a blessing, brutally disrupts both the normal cycles of women and of nature. Also, totalitarian regime benefits from it. The study reveals that development is a patriarchal project. Using the descriptive textual analysis method, the study's findings indicate that the scientific advancements, sexism, and innovation harm women and the environment. This study paves the way for studying the materialism from an ecofeminist perspective to provide new insights & add significant research to the literature.

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Published

28-05-2024

How to Cite

Ansa Naz, Muhammad Sabboor Hussain, & Sitara Tariq. (2024). WOMEN VIOLENCE DEPICTION IN DYSTOPIAN FICTION: AN ECOFEMINIST EXPLORATION OF THE PATRIARCHAL PATTERNS IN BINA SHAH’S BEFORE SHE SLEEPS. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES DEVELOPMENT, 3(2), 66–80. https://doi.org/10.53664/JSSD/03-02-2024-06-66-80

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