International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)

The wiles of woman: In the shadow of materialism


Srashti Srivastava, Dr. Satendra Kumar Mishra

The “Women Wiles” story of Guy de Maupassant is well reflecting the gap and the conflict existing in the personality of a woman. The imagination for a life embracing the luxuries of the world is the demand of the woman portrayed in the story. Her identity deflects between the firm beliefs of materialistic pleasures and inquisitive desire for solace which she herself is confused about. The desire to be loved or to settle for something of this sort is far taken to the back front in her space for identity. Her story telling has been the weapon used in her world of creation that she loved for her existence. The pain or pleasure reflected in her art of living is indeed a question that readers will find out as they understand the story and the thought process of the author in detail.

Trust, as a concept evolved in the journey of evolution is well reflected from the personality of the protagonist. Though she was trusted upon by her lover, but she got the sadistic pleasure in misusing the underline idea of trust. The audacity to be seen is in the fact she never denied the claim that she never took undue advantage of that trust. The rest remains to the readers to find out. The present research paper is an attempt to explore the objectives mentioned above to transform into interpreting literary reality.
Pages : 57-59