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THE INTRIGUING MATRIARCHY: ANALYSIS OF QUADRUPLY SILENT AND SHADOWED WOMEN IN HOW IT HAPPENED AND
This research work has been carried out to analyze the novel How it Happened by Shazaf Fatima Haider and A Terrible Matriarchy by Easterine Kire in order to determine the role of matriarchy in creating a quadruple suppression of silent and shadowy characters in South Eastern countries. The pertinent methodology for this research has been qualitative: the required text has been gathered from text books, research journals, encyclopedia and online resources. The gathered text has been analyzed according to the close textual analysis technique: the data was gathered in the relevant chapters under juxtaposed categories. The theoretical framework for the analyses of the text has been Daniz Kandiyoti’s concept of Bargaining with Patriarchy and from Gayatri Spivak’s feminist assumptions. The matriarchs in the selected texts formulate the fourth layer of oppression of their own gender in a specific familial context. They do this as a strategy to win and secure particular focus and accommodation in the patriarchal system system and in this way become the accomplices to it. The study also sheds light how these suppressed and shadowy characters reformulate the meaning of their existence in the course of the time.