A STUDY OF GENDER AND SOCIETAL ANALYSIS OF SETHI’S TOMBOY (2021) FROM JUNGIAN ARCHETYPAL PERSPECTIVE
The paper textually analyzes of Sethi's Tomboy (2021), probing the narrative from Jungian’s archetypal perspective. Through qualitative exploration, the study delves motivations and actions of the characters, examining how the archetypes delineated in the short story provide insights into their identities. The research uncovers the complexities of self-discovery and personal growth by delving into archetypes such as the Animus, Anima, Shadow, Persona, The Great Mother, and Self. The analysis unveils how characters like Asha, Zarrar, Lucy Prest, Asha’s mother, and Uncle Pervez assimilate the archetypes. It shows gender dynamics and the transformative power of embracing one's authentic self, and challenges the societal norms. The study contributes to the existing literature by offering a exploration of Sethi's Tomboy (2021). It demonstrates the continued relevance and significance of Jungian archetypes in contemporary literary analysis and their implications for understanding individuality and self-acceptance.