Love In The Hanging Garden Stylistic Analysis

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Like all her earlier novels this particular novel also illustrates the tenseness 's between family members and the loneliness, isolation and alienation of the middle class woman, Sita, the female protagonist of the story, due to which there comes marital disharmony in her life. Sita is highly emotional, sensitive and intellectual and freedom loving, finds it very difficult to live in patriarchal culture as well as in this practical civilized world. Sita felt alienated and suffocated due to the "vegetarian complacence, the stolidity", 'insularity ' and unimaginative way of life of her husband, children and other people around her. As a result of her experiences, her life becomes boring and monotonous. She could not inwardly accept that this was all called as life, which life would continue thus, inside this small, enclosed arena, with these few characters churning around and then past her leaving her always in this gray, dull-lit, empty shell.
After her marriage Sita feels alienated and unbearable to live with her
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Even Sita 's withdrawal to Manori is significant as she badly needs love. The memory of that Muslim couple does not relate to her personal life. It is the dearth of love in her life which torments her. When she learns about Raman 's visit to the island supposedly his second visit to fetch Sita, in spite of her wish to "lay down her head and weep"(131), she is left with a sense of having been betrayed by everyone.) Where the desired atmosphere in Cry, The Peacock is effectively evoked by the prophecy of the albino astrologer and the letter of Arjuna, the derelict houses in Where Shall We Go This Summer and Fire on the Mountain also create the imagery deeply associated with the melancholic psychic life of Sita and the seclusion and deserted condition of Nanda Kaul. Similarly, the wild and unbridled nature
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