non-human world

Religious order adherents even within the contemporary society believe a woman is to blame for humanity’s downfall. Eve was accused of confusing Adam to contravene God’s order. Maragalitha is perceived from the perspective of Eve and this is illustrated in the comment:

“From Eden to date, she, she had been driving mankind into Satan’s trap. It was she who cost us Paradise. It was best for everyone to stay out of her reach and touch” (Joseph 179).

The decision that Margalitha takes can be considered firm. However, even though Karikkan has an inclination towards Margalitha, he displays weakness through his actions. This culminates in hostility and humiliation of Margalitha. She never changes her mind despite the society blaming her. When Margalitha encounters motherhood during her life, the society is critical of her behavior and considers her Karikkan’s seducer. The society holds her responsible for all the woes in Karikkan’s life. He is regarded as naïve against all odds. This is illustrated when people gossip:

“Who could tell the many places Margalitha had been to, how many she might have stayed with, or what all had happened, after she left the Convent?” (Joseph 217).

Cheated by Karikkan, Margalitha shoulders the burden of Naanu from Augustine who desires to free from the child. The entry of the child in the life of Margalitha creates speculations among people. The act of Margalitha to quit the convent brews several narratives within the society. Her journey as a former nun from her parent’s home her travelling on the train aimlessly without a ticket, her living at the home of Kasseessa alongside her days with Karikkan and Rebekka torment her injured heart within the misogynist society. Notably, the society anticipates strict morality and celibacy from religious adherents of the church. In the event a member quits the system, it perceives her/him as the cheater of the sacred world and remains behind to offer assistance.