International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 7, Part E (2015)
Marxist – Feminist approach to Maxim Gorky’s “Mother’’
Maxim Gorky wrote his novel ‘’Mother’’ as an influential piece of propaganda during the stirring times in Russia. The novel is basically about the revolutionary spirit of a lady Nilovana who takes the responsibility of the worker’s revolution started by her son Pavel, when her son gets imprisoned due to his involvement in the workers revolution. In a way she becomes mother of all the revolutionaries taking up the responsibility to complete his son’s undone task. This novel presents a heart rendering picture of the miserable life of the workers who get no proper reward for the work they do. They live a mechanical from Monday to Saturday and on the weekend they indulge in drinking and violence, either outside home or within the families, the major victims being their wives. That’s why this novel has a Marxist – Feminist approach as it depicts the problems of the working class in a capitalist society and their revolutionary fervour in order to gain their rights from the view point of a female.
How to cite this article:
Anupama Sharma. Marxist – Feminist approach to Maxim Gorky’s “Mother’’. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(7): 277-278.