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Give a reasoned answer. Although the play seeks to construct the search for identity within the unfulfilling, incomplete nature of bourgeois existence as a universal non-gendered experience along Existential lines as its primary concern, it eventually deals with many questions on a broader socio-economic context on Realist lines. Even the characters of the play are seen to engage in a constant search of meaning and identity in life.
It is in sync with R. In order to fulfil a need…. She was supposed to be attracted to her now son-in-law, Manoj too, as his influential status had charmed her sufficiently. Savitri moves from one man to another in search of the perfect partner. He began to define himself in terms of his non-utility and unsuccessfulness, and thereby sought solace in temporary acts of rebellion involving leaving the house and seeking meaning and mental peace in his companionship with Juneja.
Ashok and Kinni explore the dynamics of identity on their own in their own world so as to escape from the fearful existence of their wrangling parents. Ashok searches for his identity in an amorphous world, detached from reality and need, in the realm of idleness, impulsivity and romance. For no apparent reason at all, he quits his job at Air Freeze and instead spends his time either in lazing around uselessly or in courting a girl working in the Udyog Centre. The youngest character Kinni on the other hand, searches for an identity through her emerging adolescent sexuality and awareness of this sexuality, in the absence of a secure support mechanism at home, both economically and emotionally.
Given the emotional instability in her house and the complete negligence with which she was treated, Kinni sought to define herself in terms of her rebelliousness, growing sexual knowledge, stubbornness, ill-mannerisms and arrogance. In the last scene, Kinni trying to get out when the door is locked from inside and others trying to get in when she locks it from inside is again symbolic of a futile quest for identity and meaning in life, for even her defiance and obstinacy fails to make things any different for the little girl.
Binny too is shown to be in a relentless and shifting quest for a sanctuary, an identity. She elopes with Manoj not in an impulse of love and romantic urge but in search of an abode away from home where she presumed she would find peace and protection. However, when their search for meaning in life and the subsequent despair and suffering is regarded only along existential lines, it thus forecloses the possibility of ever addressing the cause of the dilemma.
The fact that Savitri never explores the arena of identity as an independent individual woman, a single working woman; but instead always defines herself in terms of fulfilment in her various relations with different men raises important questions about the status of women as an autonomous individual in society. To quote R. In the present social scenario, that solution would not work. In our fast-changing society and in the face of belated individualism of its members, the values and regards on which family and marriage have so far rested are fast losing their meaning and significance.
Assertion of personal rights and freedoms within a group-unit family which necessarily involves inter-personal adjustments produces a situation of crisis because there are no principles to guide these adjustments, which necessarily involves inter-personal adjustments produces a situation of crisis because there are no principles to guide these adjustments which, in present context cannot be thought of in terms of surrender of one or the other party.
All relations in the family need to be redefined with new structures of familial division of labour and the rise of the working women.
Modern man demands individual dignity as well as honour of is choice….. It represents the modern sensibility in all its intensity, form and dimensions. This anxiety is further elaborated in terms of portraying Kinni as an uncared neglected kid, who returns to a home without the mother and feels lonely and alienated. Mahendranath loses his position in family, when the roles of provider and receiver are changed, when economic equations of earner and acceptor are altered and redefined in terms of sex and gender.
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Feshura They live a loveless life, have bitterness towards each other and they simply exist in the world, without living their life for good. May 05, Himanshu Varshney rated it really liked it. The youngest character Kinni on the other hand, searches for an identity through her emerging adolescent sexuality and awareness of eakesh sexuality, in the absence of a secure support mechanism at home, both economically and emotionally. However, another stance taken by critics is that she is a negative and critical woman, who frequently cuts off and picks fights with her eakesh.
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A moral inferiority in Binni is implied by Manoj, as well as an alleged inability to be satisfied in a man. All relations in the family need to be redefined raesh new structures of familial division of labour and the rise of the working women. Lists with This Book. Binni looks up to her mother as an ideal, as Happy did his father, and strives to be like her. Thank you, this essay was very relevant rajesh detailed. The rakehs a middle class man wrapped up entirely in his own predicament plays a major role in making her a private problems. Halwfay outlook taken towards Savitri and Linda can be thus compared, especially since they are both the mother figures in a family set-up that contains an eery sense of incompleteness and houae with a recurring theme of abandonment.