Persuading Human Mind For Politics: Extraction From The Plays The Legend Of Nandan Andthe Murder In The Cathedral

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B.Gopal, ChungthaolungliuDangmei


The contemporary modern lifestyle is more encircled with various forms of ideologies. This paper will try to unravel the way of overwhelming manipulation of the lives of this sphere. A few people are finding ways to have better influence over other human beings for their welfare. These two plays, 'The Legend of Nandan' and 'The Murder in the Cathedral' will examine how these historical plays precisely show the readers that the influence occurred in numerous ways for persuading wealth, power, and desire to maintain their position in the society. In these plays, a few great influential characters lead a vital role to represent the exact picturization of these issues. Good characters are undergoing a lot of challenges to succeed in their moral aspirations. To succeed, they faced hindrances by some corrupt, cunning, and crude-minded people. These representations are the real issues everywhere around us without our acknowledgment, this exists in manipulative forms. These two plays represent the existing social malice at the upper body of our systematic socio-political powers. “The Legend of Nandan” written by Indira Parthasarthy exams a new perspective that Nandan, the central character was tempted through various ideologies by the upper caste for their own political gain. Nandan struggled and end up killing himself in the clash between high and low caste society. And on the other hand “The Murder in the Cathedral” is written by modern classist T.S.Eliot, put forth in the same way, where Archbishop is psychologically persuaded by four Tempters who are sent by King Henry II.King is upset with the overgrowing power against him and the influence over the people of England. These two plays are greatly influential for schematizing vicious ways to persuade the central characters to accept their demand politically. This leads to the downfall of the central characters in both plays. This article compares and assesses the power structure which is disintegrated in a fragile shape.

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