Portrayal of dreams and psyche of Pakistani women in the short stories of shaila abdullah’s ‘Beyond the cayenne wall’
The purpose of the following study is to examine the short stories of the celebrated Pakistani diaspora author Shaila Abdullah through the identification and conscious consideration of dreams and its effect on women psyche. The human relations fail not because of misfortune or misunderstanding of words but due to their dreams and silence in relation. Shaila Abdullah’s protagonists’ in ‘Beyond the Cayenne Wall’ highlights the dreams of women and its impact in their relationship with other people and society. There are mainly two primary aim of this study, taken from the short stories of Shaila Abdulah. The first aim seeks to explain the importance of dreams as perceived by the female protagonists; secondly, the paper seeks to explain the women psyche as a result of women’s dream and resistance against patriarchy. It is evident that one cannot deny or ignore the exploitation of patriarchy and that from a feminist’s point of view, patriarchy as a system is essentially evil. To understand women’s clash with patriarchy, to fulfill their dreams, it needs to be defined.Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of the school of analytical psychology. He proposed and developed the concepts of the extroverted and introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential not only in psychology, but in religion, literature and education as well. The famous psychologist Carl Jung was interested in the collective unaware or the primitive images and ideas that reside in every human being’s psyche. This often appears in the form of dreams, visions, and fantasies. These images provoke strong emotions that are beyond the explanation of reason. The association between dreams and reality mould multiculturalism by way of a protest for social justice.