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Shobha De´S Socialite Evenings Essay

2266 words - 9 pages

INTRODUCTION
Children who grow up in unwholesome family atmospheres are denied parental love that is the fundamental requirement of a healthy personality. Childhood is in autonomous period where it is not influenced by the past or the future and yet it has the tremendous role in shaping the character and temperament of the mature person. Children who do not get genuine love from parents fail to gather a sense of belonging and develop a sense of insecurity and fear. Unconditional love is absolutely essential for temperamental growth in children. There are many factors, like domineering parents, partiality, over-indulgence and hypercriticism, which destroy a child's sense of confidence and thus damage the child's psyche.
Shobha De focuses on the attitude of society towards women where they are relegated to a marginal position giving the central position to men. According to Meenakshi Gupta, The child rearing emphasis of parents of daughters indicates that the parent-daughter relationship is characterized by close supervision and protection. The discrimination towards the girl is embedded in our Hindu culture and even Manu does not mention the girl. According to him a man conquers the world by the birth of a son; he enjoys eternity by that of a grandson; and the great grandfather enjoys eternal happiness by the birth of a grandson's son. Such beliefs have led to a preference for boys as against girls. The girl child picks up parental values and integrates them into her personality. But when the girl grows and comes into contact with the outer world, through education and marriage, she comes to the painful awareness of discrimination and the lack of identity.
A close look at the past of the De’s protagonists of Socialite Evenings reveals that they all had deprived childhoods and that the deprivation was multifaceted and sprang from a depraved family atmosphere where the elders themselves led depraved lives. De strongly believes that the wife has her beginning in her childhood. The parents bequeath to the children the keys to unlock the treasure chest of love and understanding, companionship and the pleasure that, go with human relationships. “If a child is denied a healthy childhood, it will fail in establishing healthy emotional relationships later in life” (Pathania, 115).
The present article describes discriminated childhood of the protagonist of Socialite Evenings and thus explains the root cause of assemble women’s of today’s world against their subordination.

DISCUSSION

In Socialite Evenings, the protagonist Anjali faces rejection, indifference, and lack of warmth in her childhood which makes her wallow in self-pity to gain others sympathy. This behaviour assumes the character of a drive or neurotic need in her personality dynamics. Karen Horney in Theories of Personalities edited by Calvin S. Hall describes neurotic need as follows: “The neurotic need for a partner who will take over one’s life. The person with this need is a parasite. He...

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