Women’s Acumen of War: An Analytical Textual Discourse of Svetlana Alexievich’s The Unwomanly Face of War

S. Pinky Shama Johnny, S. Rema Devi


War is often a portrayal of the intrepid male realm in history; consistently reiterating the eminence of the male populace and overshadowing the contributions of women. Despite demonstration of capabilities in par with men and involvement in various jurisdictions, historical records have bequeathed minimal representation to the participation of bold women. Svetlana Alexievich is one of those few writers who interviewed these unsung heroines and compiled their testimonies in her book titled, The Unwomanly Face of War, offering them a platform to share their honest opinions. In the wake of human accomplishment, women have contributed phenomenally in the militia, but their humane and feminine instincts have differed widely when compared to men. In spite of, disparities and disparaging views on women’s progress, there are a few authors who continue to acknowledge women’s prowess. This paper is an analysis of Alexievich’s work which brings forth the dark realities of war and a femino centric perspective of women warriors.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v12n2p22

World Journal of English Language
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