Ali Smith’s Girl Meets Boy: Exploration of Homosexuality

  • Ramesh Prasad Adhikary Assistant Professor, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu M.M. Campus, Nepalgunj, Nepal
Keywords: Queer theory, Homosexuality, Heterosexuality, Gay, Lesbian

Abstract

The present research paper is the extensive analyses of Ali Smith’s seminal novel Girl Meets Boy by applying Queer Theory as a tool. As a qualitative research, this paper is the study of queer behavior of characters of the fiction which questions over the established heterosexual social conceptions. The authoritative concept of heterosexual bond has been challenged with the idea of queerness or homosexual bond. The character Anthea and Robin cross the social life of heterosexuality and got the freedom physically and sexually in their lesbian love. As revolutionary characters, they question over the dominant narrative of heterosexuality and create a new test for readers. This fiction portrays the myth of sexual minorities in a new way. Their sexual behavior portrays shifting notion of sexuality because of awareness of gender biasness. It also proves that the identity is cultural construct and the characters have created distinct identity going against the so called socially established sexual behaviours.

Author Biography

Ramesh Prasad Adhikary, Assistant Professor, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu M.M. Campus, Nepalgunj, Nepal

Dr. Ramesh Prasad Adhikary is an assistant professor of Tribhuwan Univeristy, Kathmandu, Nepal. He has been teaching English literature at M.M. Campus since 2007. He has completed his PhD in Existential philosophy and has been doing his research on English language, literature and literary theories. He has created more than 40 international articles and 18 books on various topics of English literature.

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Published
2020-05-19
How to Cite
Adhikary, R. P. (2020). Ali Smith’s Girl Meets Boy: Exploration of Homosexuality. Journal La Sociale, 1(2), 33-40. https://doi.org/10.37899/journal-la-sociale.v1i2.93