The Critical Essay Of Mango Season

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Mango - although I do not like the taste of the fruit, but I have to taste the bitter sweet in the novel Mango Season, written by Amulya Malladi. The story of Mango Season is look so simple, but it really makes suspicious about what happens next after one incident's happens. The story is all about Priya Rao left India when she was twenty to study in the U.S., and she's never been back. Now, seven years later, she has to return and give her family the news: she's engaged to Nick Collins, a kind, loving American man. It's going to break their hearts. Returning to India is an overwhelming experience for Priya. When she was growing up, summer was all about mangoes-ripe, sweet mangoes, redolent with juices that dripped down your mouth, hands, and neck. But after years away, she sweats as if she's never been through an Indian summer before.

Firstly, I will explain about the theme in the novel. The theme that i will stress is dilemma for choosing between her lover and her family. Priya has a dilemma. Having lived with fiancee Nick Collins for three years in the Silicon Valley, she returns to her native India after a seven-year absence. Given India's cultural traditions, she has a difficult time discussing Nick with her family, who is deeply suspicious of Americans and their morals. She is also forced to participate in a pelli-chupulu, an arranged meeting with a prospective groom and his parents. Priya is totally against arranged marriages and questions their relevance, especially after talking with her brother and cousins. When she is finally forced to tell her family about Nick, they are deeply angered and disappointed, but her father eventually accepts her decision.

Moreover, many characters that highlighted in the novel of Mango Season. The most character that I like is Priya Rao. She is a 27-year-old Indian girl engaged to an American, also an attractive, assertive, intelligent young woman who just happens to be from southern India who has to go home to Hyderabad, India after seven years away, to tell her parents about her fiance. The whole story revolves around her and her conflicts with her family. When Priya come back to India, she told her parents that she want to married an American man, named Nick Collins. The relationship between Priya and Nick was forbidden by Priya's mother, Radha because of different beliefs and religious. Priya's family are deeply set in traditional (Hindu) values--daughters are supposed to be submissive; they are supposed to marry nice (Indian)...

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