Second Thoughts: A tale of the bride as the sacrificial Lamb of her wedding party
“To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering”
This paper aims at investigating the significance of family relationship and psychological sufferings of the protagonist in Shobhaa De’s novel “Second Thoughts” which is the story of an Indian girl. Not all marriages end up in a happy note. There are still “Othello’s” existin every marriage. This story looms large on Maya’s unshared thoughts and how she becomes voiceless in the name of marriage. This paper presents the psychological trauma of Maya and the functions of a middle class family. Being deceived by everything around her, Maya becomes a sacrificial Lamb in her own marriage life.
What did she do at the end? Was she able to stand up or she was stabbed again and again. This paper discusses the psychological self-immolation of the protagonist through the strands of “Mangal Sutra”.
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