Women empowerment and Marxist reading in the select novels of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • S. Arunraj et al.


            The theory propounded by Marx, conceptualised on age old economical issues and how the value of the person was determined by his financial status. Marx was against the status of man being differentiated into different classes depending upon his societal conditions, Marx dreamt of a society which will be devoid of these classifications. The Marxian theory classified the bourgeois and proletariat society as base and superstructure. Marx felt that base, though bears in it immense ability to expand and produce, was always undermined by superstructure. He understood the inevitability of base and hence questioned the reasons as to why base or substructure was dominated by superstructures. Among the numerous differentiations in the society, the empowerment of women is one of the prominent. Marx believed that capitalism was a dead end and it was youth and women of the society who bore in themselves immense ability to transform capitalist economy. He stated: