Her environment reeks of judgement and exclusion. Indian civilization has been wired against Ammu; her race, sex, and happiness all compose an ultimate disappointment. While Ammu values honesty over everything her family members would rather protect their reputation rather than spill the beans. After Baby Kochamma lies about Ammu and Velutha’s relationship, Ammu realizes what her happiness has cost Velutha: “He’s dead… I've killed him” (Roy 10). Finally Ammu chooses what she wants after her first marriage: her love for Velutha.
For example, the narrator in “The Word Love” lives a hideous life. She is not proud of her life in America because she is forced to do things that her mother warned her against. She lives with a man with whom they are not married, and she hates it that the practice goes against the values that her mother taught her. On the other hand, in the story “Silver Pavements and Golden Roofs” a girl from Calcutta finds transition of life different than expected. She lives with her aunt and uncle in the America.
Moore is shocked at the metamorphosis of her son. “The traces of young- man humanitarianism had sloughed off”. She thinks that “[o]ne touch of regret … would have made him a different man, and the British Empire a different institution” (p.70). She is also shocked to hear her son’s adopted ideological stance. She protests, “[y]ou never used to judge people like this at home.” Ronny announces that “India isn’t home” and relies on “phrases and arguments that he had picked up from older officials, and he did not feel quite sure of himself” to silence his mother and convince her of his adopted new logic (p.54).
In Dadi’s family, Dadi supports this claim as she describes being a woman as being an inferior caste. Being a woman includes being submissive and being able to work hard in a household for the family, as Dadi also expresses. Dadi sheds light on her experience when she was once a new daughter in-law. Women were to cover their face from father in laws and brother in laws as to show respect to the men. Dadi also expresses that as a new bride there were no rights for women, except though the men.
She continues to choose her family despite the constant struggles between her own values and the dominant American culture. She shows dedication to her family by staying in America even if she wants to go back to her home country and feels like she is losing her children to American values. Her story creates a unique outcome for her in comparison to her family of origin. She appears to be the only one in her family to live in the states, transforming her into a strong woman who can endure the culture change and being away from the ones she
They are from the middle class families and they represent the Indian women who are destined to suffer in the patriarchal back ground. They reach America after their marriage and when they reach the United States ,destiny moulds their life in a different way. Even though the world claims about equality, we can see these women characters who suffer to achieve equality, freedom and an urge to love and to be
However, it took a shoddier turn, when her parents discovered their secret meetings. They dithered the secret relationship. Mindset of Janaki’s parents’ reflects conservative Indian parents who consider that pre-marital love as a social evil and it destroys younger generation. In addition to that, they believe love in young age is a great sin. Soon they shifted to Kerala to get her married to Suresh who was handpicked by them.
Slovak is feeling bad for leaving it on bad terms, letting him leave the way he did. The flexion of their marriage trying to ignore their problems, the guilt of wanting to move on and to forget about that part of her life, but looking for some type of answer. The past of her relationship with Frank was intense, from the complexity of her domestic relationship with Mr. Slovak, in an emotional and physical way, as if he had no intention of loving her, comparable to his shadow to fill in the emptiness, to fill a void in his life. Mr. Slovak was several year’s older than his wife, although he had very few wrinkles and grey hair’s. he was tall and handsome, what every woman would dream of.
After his work Gogol visits to their house and sleeps with Maxine, Gerald and Lydia think nothing. Simultaneously Gogol falls in love with Maxine and automatically wishes to marry her. However Gogol`s sense of responsibility ignites his cultural roots after his father’s death and he ignores Maxine. Maxine too repents the truth that she cannot provide any solace to Gogol as she belongs to a different culture. Even though Gogol gets accepted in Maxine’s family it is difficult for Ashima and Ashok to invite her as her daughter in law.
The present paper aims at depicting Margayya’s familial inauthentic involvements in The Financial Expert. The hero of the novel Margayya lives with his wife and with his son Balu in his family. Margayya’s involvement with his wife proves inauthentic in the novel. He is also inauthentic in bringing up his child with his excessive love due to which the child is spoiled and fails in his life. Similarly Balu’s involvement with his mother and with his wife after his marriage is also inauthentic.