Bharati Mukherjee

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Bharati Mukherjee was born on July 27, 1940 in Calcutta, India. (Pradhan ) She was born into a wealthy family, which assisted her in her dream of becoming a writer. She lived in India, Europe, the United States, and Canada. Migrating to these countries that are so different from her place of birth enabled her to write very powerful novels on immigrant experiences. Mukherjee’s novels focus on exploring the migration and the feeling of alienation that is experienced by these immigrants. (Pradhan) Her works have explored such themes as isolation, sexism, discrimination, the mistreatment of Indian women, and exploring identities. In Bharati Mukherjee’s novel Jasmine, the character shows some similarities to the author, but there are many differences. Both were born in India, but Jasmine was not born into wealth. Jasmine does not have the same resources as Bharati, so it is harder for her to leave her home and to migrate to the United States. One of the similarities between Jasmine and the author is their drive to go after what they want and to not stop until they get it. Bharati’s drive is to become a writer, and Jasmine’s is to go to the United States. Another similarity is their struggle to find their identity when they mi Continue...

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It is Jasmine who stands up to the creature with her staff. The novel implies that Jasmine had planned on burning herself also, but this does not happen. Although she does not remarry, she maintains a committed relationship with Bud, and she also carries his child. The author leaves years of the main characters to the imagination until later on in the novel. This is one of the major themes in Jasmine. Jasmine"tms arrival in America is the beginning of her metamorphoses as an immigrantWhile in America, Jasmine is at times a struggling victim. The first incident occurred during the ladies"tm daily ritual of going to the bathroom in the fields. Jasmine has many stages in her life. Early on in Jasmine"tms life, it is apparent that she is a fighter. I think that the main theme of this novel is exploring identities. Although she did not seem to mind this, she still did not have much of a choice. These years were filled with poverty, violence, and even death. The novel starts out when Jasmine is a young girl in India. Jasmine decides that she will go to the United States for him and burn his work uniform.


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