In the poem “An Introduction”, Kamala Das expresses her resentment in being confined to gender roles. Discuss.

In the poem “An Introduction”, Kamala Das expresses her resentment in being confined to gender roles. Discuss.

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    Resentment means dissatisfaction. Throughout the poem An Introduction, the poet seems to be dissatisfied because of the patriarchal society in which there is no place of women. The poet tells us that she remembers the names of all those in power but none of them is a woman.

    The poet further narrates the practice of forced marriage in society, According to her, she was married off to an old man when she was just 16. Her husband had no intention of loving her. She was simply an object of satisfying lust in the hands of her husband.

    Further she tells that she was severely criticised for the dress of her choice. In the end, she strives for the status of “I” i.e. she wants herself to be treated as a human rather than an object.

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