Turn Off the Lights

Paul H. Randolph
1989 Interfaces  
This essay is based on the initial assumption that element and sign of dialogue are reflected in the novel "I turn off the lights". The author has organized the novel in opposition to the woman narrator of story with the political issue. It seems that narrator considers politics equal by masculinity. Claris the mother of the family and the main character of the story, tries to keep the family's spiritual environment away from the husband's politics. Although she is educated and avid reader he
more » ... inks politics has nothing to do with their life. She knows politics as a masculine issue and a threatening factor in the comfort and tranquility of home. The narrator in the struggle with a political voice retire a forbidden love; but in the end, she recognize her realistic position by suppressing and passing on the love that is a sort of rebellion against the powerful and masculine political voice. She inevitably copes with her husband's political voice, but with a spiritual change she revisits her identity, individuality and personal life. According to the results of this descriptiveanalytic research, women writers in Iran often challenged politicization for feminist reasons and motives. But this depoliticizing also has major textual and contextual reasons. From contextual factors can be mentioned gradual development of Iranian society and growth of the individuality of female writers and among the textual and literary history factors it can be counted boredom and exhaustion of readers with the slogan and stereotype.
doi:10.1287/inte.19.4.89 fatcat:fc2fdddmrze6hasn4t5with6um