RECONSTRUCTION OF FEMALE EMBODIMENT: ANALYZING THE ROLE OF TRAJECTORY FROM BODY TO REASON IN MARGARET ATWOOD'S THE EDIBLE WOMAN
The current research deals with the topic reconstruction of female embodiment: Analyzing the role of trajectory from body to reason in Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman. The student focuses on the construction of the female from both objective and subjective position, preliminary presented as bodily figure as she is limited to bear the burden of domestication, children and more importantly she is child bearing machine. She is not granted permission to think logically but to remain premised to the orders of the patriarchal society. Therefore, she is a marginalized entity. However, she is also holding a subjective position when she is given agency and reaches to a subjective position; a logical entity and the she is not affiliated more with the body but an entity based on reason and decide what she can do at her best. Intaking the same stance from feminist school of thought Margret Atwood’s The Edible Woman has been selected to analyze the role of woman as presented a bodily figure but the writer also incorporated her an intellectual entity. The findings of the research shows that Margret Atwood’s The Edible Women is full of women’s suffering and exploitation, primary based on objective position and she is presented as bodily figure but later on she is given agentic position and her activities are based on reasons and she is no more a marginalized and oppressed entity.