Female Quest for Self -Identity and Women Subjections in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing

G. SANKAR, R. Soundararajan


This Research paper is to elucidate the quest for self-Identity and women subjections in Canadian society, Even the characters of Atwood especially in her famous novel Surfacing, Which speaks about of how the women are losing their identity and how they are treated and how they are sufferings, how they are searching for their one’s identity among the society. The novel Surfacing, which is also deals and grappling with notions of national and gendered identity, anticipated rising concerns about conservation and preservation and the emergence of Canadian nationalism.


Colonialism; Nationalism; Conservation; Preservation; Identity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/8892


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