First, looking at David and the conflicts he has within himself the reader can see he feels lost within his own “home” and it’s evident he has no sense of identity. David has no emotional belonging to anywhere and runs away in hopes somewhere beyond the farm can give him the sense of “home” he has been looking for. He feels guilty because he cannot call the farm his “home”
Dick’s personality flaws, newfound recklessness, and complicated marriage contribute to his destruction in the novel. Dick’s personality flaws is one of the many components that lead to his destruction. His characteristics and persona create more dilemmas for him. For example, Dick closes himself off to others, and by doing this, he can’t express his emotions properly when needed. “...Dick squanders his emotional capital and becomes unable to respond to the things that are worthy of deep emotion” (Tate 218).
The issues of rootedness and displacement recur in her novels and the former assert itself predominantly in the real and imagined realms of her fiction. Keywords: place, space, spatial identity, cultural consciousness, homeland, rootedness, displacement. Literature reveals spatial identity and cultural consciousness in its varied manifestations. It can also verbalize the attachment of individuals to various places and spaces. The latitudes and and longitudes of their lived zones influence both the spatial and temporal realms of human imagination.
These people often representing new identities (Mills 261). These immigrants try to find their identities for some time because they are not calmed mentally. They never feel at home neither in a host country or their homelands. They become depressed and shattered. They miss their home and it becomes an integral part in their lives, they see home as attractive thing and for them home is something they lack of, they don’t feel at home and desire to get back to their homes (Sabra, 93).
Tayo feels immense sadness because he no longer feels Josiah’s love and he thinks: “He wanted to go back to the hospital. Right away, He had to get back where he could merge with the walls and the ceiling, shimmering white, remote from everything” (Silko 30). Tayo instantly goes from his dream to wanting to be alone and invisible. He chooses to restrict his energy and feelings about his dreams that upset him. The white hospital’s treatment of Tayo leads to his fear of the white man.
This leads to his downfall and he starts to walk away from the world, and wanders into the wildlife and loses his insanity. This is reflected by Holden when he also wants to walk away from the world in his willingness to go to New York. Both also share a loss of comfort from the start, with Holden not wanted to lose his child hood and King Lear losing the love of his daughters. Both discover things in their walking away from the world and both show the other side to their character. We feel empathy for them both at these moments.
Rushdie argues in his works that a migrant is somebody who has suffered greatly, and who loses a lot through their "translation." Homi Bhabha claims that there is a space “in between the designations of identity and that this interstitial passage between fixed identifications opens up possibility of cultural hybridity that entertains difference without an assumed or imposed hierarchy. Australian academic Vijay Mishra in his recent book, “Literature of the Indian Diaspora - Theorizing the Diasporic Imaginary is a path finding work on this new emerging discipline. It is not only a major study of the literature and other cultural texts of the Indian diaspora, but also an important contribution to diasporic theory in general. Mishra examines both the 'old' Indian diaspora of early capitalism following the abolition of slavery, and the 'new' diaspora linked to movements of late capitalism.
In the historic sense of the term, diaspora is understood as a large scale migration of people backed by sectarian banishment. In the contemporary scenario, however, it is burdened with debated conceptions and suggestions. It has become a term which is ubiquitous in research areas of globalization, hybridization, migration, multiculturalism, exile, and territorial binarism. In literatures of diaspora, both memory and identity holds a special position and are interrelated and complementary to each other. Memory is central to the examination of one’s personal identity, which is understood in terms of longing and desire – for a lost home, place, and/or time.
It may prevalent throughout marriages, relationships, families, successful careers. A person who is loneliness feels painful, lost and even numb. He or she cannot control over loneliness. Also, loneliness and solitude have different meanings in thier nature. In generally, loneliness is somesome who is triggered by certain life events(Gerald, C., 2014).
When on reads this, one is tempted to imagine that this would be the story of the diasporic Indian torn between two time and cultures, attempting to find his roots and a sense of belonging. Writers of the diaspora bring along with their characters their personal sense of root-lessness, their attempts at ‘straddling two cultures’, their efforts to belong, of acculturation, their need to merge and not to stand out, their homesickness for the life and place they left behind and yet a disinclination to go back, etc. In this novel, Chaudhuri does not bring in any of these in his portrayal of his diasporic Jayojit. On a vacation from the US, with a recent divorce lurking in the background, his visit to India seems to be more out of sense of affection. From the moment he takes a taxi from the airport, Jayojit (the protagonist) seems to be living an ordinary, unexciting life filled with the mundane, the commonplace experiences of the urban Indian today.