Self Transformation of Gauri in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland
Keywords:Diaspora, Identity, Personality, Self, Transformation
Jhumpa Lahiri is one of the prominent names in Diasporic Literature. In Jhumpa Lahiri's work The Lowland (2013), the idea of personality is especially significant, and various characters can be broke down as needs are. An Indian lady Gauri, being a widow and hitched to her previous spouse's sibling, is the principal character. Gauri starts to discover her new, different (possible present or future) personalities after relocating to America. In this way, the paper targets discussing how the personality of Gauri changes across the novel based on identity transformation, which indicates Gauri as a diasporic character. The discussion is established on the theory of identity. It shows how relocation transforms into transparency and affects Gauri's character.
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