Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior: Dystopian Novel

Volume: 07 | Issue: 01 | Year 2024 | Subscription
International Journal of Architectural Heritage
Received Date: 01/30/2024
Acceptance Date: 04/06/2024
Published On: 2024-04-22
First Page: 1
Last Page: 7

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By: Surbhi A. Gausvami


Barbara Kingsolver’s prominentnovel Flight Behavior has a timely, precise, and inevitable message about climate change. The main subjects of this essay are biodiversity and the interaction between humans and their surroundings. The need for consciousness and the preservation of the natural world is expressed by flight behavior. This research article uses Dellarobia’s family’s experiences to evaluate the harmful effects of climate change in depth. This article examines the eco-dystopian themes in Barbara Kingsolver’s novel Flight Behavior. The novel’s climax is deliberately open-ended, allowing readers to pause and decide their own destiny whether they should confront challenges directly or to give up. Without any doubt, the most critical problem facing humanity in today’s world is climate change.  Confirmed by scientific data, it is clear that the consequences of humanity whether positive or negative will determine how long it will last. All of the species that call home ought to make a conscious effort to confront the uncomfortable facts of climate change. In order to change the physical reality we live in, it is here that the human race as a whole has to embrace the plain facts of the times and make use of our democratic rights. She advocates a transformation of consciousness that acknowledges and respects the environment. She also has seeded the novel with many descriptions that help the reader understand the complicated progress of the planets warming. Hence the paper reveals the biotic consequence of climate change and the need for respecting and preserving Nature.

Keywords: Climate Change, Sustainable future, dystopian vision, Eco-criticism, Environmental awareness.



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