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Due to her significance, I have decided to take a closer look at the connection between her name and her actions throughout the story.
At the beginning of the novel, when Moushumi is first introduced, she is portrayed as a nerdish young Bengali girl who only knows Gogol through family friends and the two are never really close, she prefers her reading to talking to Gogol and Gogol does not seem particularly interested in her.
As Gogol ages, he loses contact with Moushumi and the two meet at a bar at their parents insistence only after some 20 years have past. Gogol is shocked at how different Moushumi appears and is attracted to her immediately.
The two date for a while and eventually marry, however this does not last long and within the span of 1 to 2 years, they divorce after Gogol discovers she was unfaithful. The way Moushumi lives her life, rejecting her past and her present, is indicative of the meaning of her name, a damp southwesterly breeze.
Breezes come and go quickly never keeping still, just like her willingness to abandon her past and present and move to Paris, while the dampness of the breeze is symbolic of the way her actions impact others, specifically Gogol. When she decides to have an affair with Dimitri towards the end of the novel, she never once expresses regret over her actions and leaves a permanent mark on Gogol who must now come to terms with the fact that his wife, the woman he lovesbetrayed him as well as the embarrassment that comes with being the first Bengali his family knows to have an unfaithful wife.
Further examination must be conducted to prove this idea fully, however in the mean time feel free to comment on any connections I may have missed and anything else you wish to discuss, be it criticism or otherwise!Moushumis Infidelity.
Topics: Human, Female, Male Pages: 2 ( words) Published: March 13, When I was first informed of this assignment, I thought it would be an easy paper to write. The more I thought about the subject the harder it seemed to be.
I was going to approach this from the angle of me exactly as I am as a male, but this. Explain how the relationship between Ashoke, Ashima, and Gogol develops throughout the novel.
The theme of the relationship between parents and children becomes prominent, as Gogol grows old enough to interact with his parents as a child. During his young adulthood, Gogol is impatient with his.
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