Psychological Violence Reinforcing Patriarchal Power Structure in Uzma Aslam Khan’s Trespassing: Narratological Analysis of Temporality in Novel
Keywords:Genette’s model of narratology, psychological violence, housewifization, Locus of control
The present study explores through Genette’s model of narratology, the theme of psychological violence as the outcome of housewifization and how it works in multiple ways to reinforce patriarchal power structures in Uzma Aslam Khan’s novel ‘Trespassing’. The purpose of the research is to identify the various factors responsible for propagating the evil of psychological violence and suggest ways in which this violence can be curbed. The methodology selected for this research is qualitative. Through qualitative research, the researcher has attempted to analyze the narrative structure of the novel and explore how psychological violence inhibits women’s psychological and social growth? Further analysis of the novel attempts to extend some interpretations of the novel's analepsis and prolepsis and precisely determine the duration through the accelerated techniques.
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