Reading of Intertextuality in the Notions of Domestic Violence in Select Texts with Reference to Meena Kandasamy’s When I Hit You

J. Sangeetha, S. Mohan, Ahdi Hassan


Intertextuality is a term used to describe how humans read and absorb textual information as a result of the development and interaction of texts. The purpose of this research is to present a theoretical exposition of intertextuality. As a result, the current research focuses on domestic violence, a well-documented social problem that impedes women's development in a variety of ways. The study's methodology is based on the intertextualistic narrative of several works, with a special emphasis on Meena Kandasamy's When I Hit You in the context of Domestic Violence. The study's findings reveal that domestic violence has a vulnerable effect on women due to a range of characteristics, and the analysis of many texts in multiple dimensions suggest that, despite the women characters differing in their cultural medium and familial background, they are intimated by their abusive husbands and are subjected to comparable types of violence worldwide.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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