“Interpreter of Maladies” illustrates the dangerous romanticism between a young mother and the family’s tour guide on their vacation in India, implying various themes connected to gender expectations. This critical analysis will focus on such depictions of traditional gender roles and their disparities through the thoughts and actions of the two main characters.
The Remains of the Day, by British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, is an astonishing novel that tells the story of Stevens, an aging butler, and his journey through the English countryside not only to visit an old work colleague, but also back to his past and examine the person he has become.
C.S. Lewis in his book The Screwtape Letters gives readers a different perspective of temptation: a demon’s.
Finally, a Netflix Original that really stands out! Devilman Crybaby is an anime that is darkly brutal and honest, yet still manages to stay true to the spirit of its original 1970s manga.
Chinese-American author Maxine Hong Kingston explores how gender is intertwined with culture in a semi-biographical memoir collection titled “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts”.