Illness, Care, Love and Today’s American Family: A Comparative Study of the Novels “Miss Janie’s Girls and Sula”
This study examines how the novels Miss Janie’s Girls and Sula discussed the family life, illness, fight against pandemics, and need for care during a time of combatting the disease. This study has more importance in the context of the pandemic Covid-19 situation that laid stress on social distancing while the immediate demand of the patient is taking care of by the family members. This study establishes a link between fighting with a deadly disease and feminism, and for that, it brings a comparative analysis of the issues e.g. illness, care, love, and today’s American family from the 1970s to the 2020s selected fiction. The influence of changed living style on family relations, in contemporary American family life, with an emphasis on family love is underscored in facing the challenge of lethal diseases. However, this article concludes that the family also expands to the adopted children and fostered mothers.