Dhru Quotes From Things Fall Apart

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As a child Saru was eager to grab her father’s attention towards her, she remembers:
It had been Dhruva sitting on Baba’s lap and talking to him. And I had thought…I must show Baba something, anything, to take his attention away from Dhruva sitting on his lap. I must make him listen to me, not to Dhruva. I must make him ignore Dhruva. But she had not succeeded.(p.32)
And when he is drowned, Saru is held responsible and her mother accuses for her no fault or rather her gender sets as her fault. Saru too, had lost her kid brother and was in need of emotional support. Though there was no direct hand of Saru in her brother’s death, all the balance was shouldered on her and she was not allowed to have any escape from this sense of guilt, which
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Her father’s support signifies a victory and finally she would be free from her mother. This Victory is mixed one with the sour taste of hatred for her mother. “There was a pain in my chest, my throat ached intolerably, there was a bugging in my ears, a blur in front of my eyes, I hated her. I wanted to hurt her, wound her, make her suffer.”(p.142). She revolts against her parents and runs away to get married Manu. Saru marries Manohar quite agonist her parent with, she doesn’t feel any remorse at this separation but her childhood traumatic experience still haunts her. As she always feels in secured in her parent's home, her marriage to Manu is reaching the zenith of that sort of love and security, which she had always aspired for. Manu is an angel who gifted love and happiness to her life for which she is hungry for and each act of sex was triumphant assertion of their love and her of being loved of my being wanted. She had thought that her problems are nullified after marriage, but it gets intensified by the male chauvinistic attitudinal, beliefs of the society affect the husband wife relationship. After her marriage, Manohar and Saru travel not only in different directions but even in opposite directions. As Prasanna Sree Sathupati observes:
The woman in order to achieve her freedom seeks marriage as an alternative to the bondage created by the parental family. The simple need to be independent eventually becomes a demand of the inflated ego and takes shape as the love for power over others. She resents the role of a wife with the hope that her new role will help her in winning her freedom.( p.17, Conflict and Identity in Shashi Deshpande

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