Missing themes of manhood and childhood: an analysis of Pakistani and American women writings





Women folk, Masculinity, Boyhood and infancy, Marginalized, Patriarchy, Socio-cultural barriers, Social injustice, Chauvinism, Convoluted, Political theory


This article aims to discover the element of partiality and political representation in women's writings, focusing on authors from the United States and Pakistan. Its goal is the identification of recurring and negligent themes in a profound assessment covering four centuries of women’s narratives and compelling anthologies. The woman literature revolves around women's challenges and their rights. It seems to be chauvinism to ignore other vital themes in literature. Though man is also abused sexually, morally and psychologically in a society being part of a marginalised member of the patriarchal society, women were felt to be inferior and unwise to men. Therefore, they have self-centred themselves in literature. This analysis aims to expand the circle of the themes outside feminism so that female literature might grow intellectually and universally and cover essential literary theories beyond discrimination. This quest will assist in finding out the neglected themes in literature by the women writers on each side. For the collection of data, qualitative research methodology has been adopted. This research helps women writers reflect all humans' emotions without showing women's literature as the theory of political representation. This article helps to draw expected creative conclusions about neglected themes by women writers.


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How to Cite

Bibi, N., & Doering, O. (2024). Missing themes of manhood and childhood: an analysis of Pakistani and American women writings. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 8(1), 88–101. https://doi.org/10.47264/idea.lassij/8.1.5



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