AbstractThe present is a case study with a special focus on the
institution of marriage which is inflicted upon women
for their exploitation as represented in the selected text.
This objective has been realized through a text-based
exploration of the exploitation of female members of
the society in the name of marriage. The selected text
has been analyzed in light of feminist ideology. The
research highlights the exploitation of women in the
1950s. The institution of marriage has been viewed as
a hard chain that restricts female members of American
society from flourishing as individual beings. The
outcome of this exploitation has been seen in the
negation of this institution by the protagonist and her
negative impression of this institution. The study has
consulted the perspectives of feminists such as Josephine
Donovan, Kate Millet and Sheila Cronan to critically
evaluate the suffering and its consequences for the
1-Maryam Imtiaz Lecturer, Department of English, BZ University, Lodhran Campus, Lodhran, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Asif Khan Assistant Professor, Department of English, GC University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Aamer Shaheen Lecturer, English Literature, GC University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
Keywordsdomestic life, female exploitation, marriage, patriarchal totalitarianism, Sylvia Plath.
Volume & IssueIV - II