FEMALE STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE: A FEMINIST ANALYSIS OF MARRIAGE IN THE HOUSE OF CLAY AND WATER AND NOBODY KILLED HER
Keywords:Female strategies, resistance, feminism, patriarchy, marriage, fiction.
Marriage as a primary social institution appears one of the most celebrated themes of both male and female fictional writers. Women writers often fictionalize their sense of social experience which usually gets ignored in the dominant androcentirc discourses of marriage. From a feminist standpoint, oppression of married females is regarded patriarchal cataclysm. Breeding inequality, such marriages enslave wives to husbands resulting in women's direct psychological and material discontent. Nancy Harstock thinks, women as an individual never ceases to resist against the unjust patriarchal constraints. Advocating women's autonomy, this paper draws on Faiqa Mansab and Sabyn Javeri's fictional narratives , The House of Clay and Water (2017) and Nobody Killed Her (2017) respectively to signify and augment the resisting strategies and struggles of married women in Pakistan.