Power Structure and Socio-Political Milieu in Ellis’s The Forgotten Cottage: A New Historical Study

Authors

  • Laiba Khan M.Phil. Scholar, Department of English, Riphah International University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Rana Abdul Munim Khan Lecturer, Department of English, Riphah International University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55737/qjss.310479359

Keywords:

Power Structure, Historical, Socio-Political and Cultural Issues, Human psyche, Suppression of Women

Abstract

This article analyses and evaluates the novel The Forgotten Cottage by Courtney Ellis, which focuses on the exploration of historical and socio-political issues. The research examines the impact of historical events, particularly World War I, on people's human psyches. Using the framework of New Historicism, the study demonstrates the power structure, socio-political problems and suppression of women during a specific time period. The purpose of this research is to investigate historical notions related to New Historicism and to highlight the cultural, political, and societal issues portrayed in the text. Additionally, the study explores the development of historical narratives and their influence on the characters throughout the novel. By employing a methodology of textual analysis based on the frameworks developed by Michael Foucault and Stephen Greenblatt, this article contributes to the field of New Historicism and extends to wider literary practices in general. The study is analytical, qualitative, and descriptive in nature.

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Author Biography

  • Rana Abdul Munim Khan, Lecturer, Department of English, Riphah International University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

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Published

2024-03-30

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How to Cite

Khan, L., & Khan, R. A. M. (2024). Power Structure and Socio-Political Milieu in Ellis’s The Forgotten Cottage: A New Historical Study. Qlantic Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), 374-380. https://doi.org/10.55737/qjss.310479359

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