P. LOGANATHAN, PH.D RESEARCH SCHOLAR, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, PACHAIYAPPA’S COLLEGE, CHENNAI
The novel Flight Behavior deals with the realities of global warming and the significance of the awareness of climate change and its impact on people’s life. Kingsolver shows how the environmental awareness changes the protagonist’s life in a positive manner. Dellarobia, the female protagonist, tries to make sense of the various climate caused wonders that happens around her home. She has chronic fight with overbearing in-laws and well-intentioned but ineffective husband, Cub. She experiences something but she cannot explain it; different factions of religious leaders, environmentalists, climate scientists, politicians are trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately it opens up her world. This paper explores whether the fight or the flight is the choice of the protagonist in critical situations in her personal life and the changing climatic hazards in her farm lands owned by the agro community in the novel, The Flight Behavior.