Power of Destiny and Resistance of Man in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland

Authors

  • Dr. S. Narmatha Sivasankari, Asst.Professor of English, Tirupur Kumaran College for Women, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

Fate is the result of the past. Free Will is the result of the present. When we look backward, we feel the blow of fate. When we look forward; we see the dance of golden and energising free will.

The physical consciousness or the body-consciousness is limited. But when we live, we experience fate. The soul is ever-free. When we live in the soul, we experience free will. The moment the soul enters into the body and we see the light of day, ignorance tries to envelope us, and fate starts its play. But light is not bound by fate. It is the embodiment of free will. We are given ample opportunity to use our free will. It is we who have to utilise the opportunity in order to be fully, totally, unreservedly free.

Our free will is a child of god’s infinite will. We have only to allow it to break through the wall of ignorance and make us one with the cosmic will. Fate is the gate which leads us to the failure of the past. Free will is our acceptance of the future that wants to transform, mould, guide and liberate us from fear, doubt, ignorance and death.

The blending of fate and will strongly takes place in Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Lowland. The Lowland is buoyantly ambitious in both its story and its form. Sketched in Bengali blood, The Lowland is a tale of two Bengali brothers closes in their youth, who forge very different paths for themselves as they grow up in Calcutta during the 1950s and 60s.They look and sound alike but are very different from each other.

Fate is the result of the past. Free Will is the result of the present. When we look backward, we feel the blow of fate. When we look forward; we see the dance of golden and energising free will.

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Published

2019-02-08

How to Cite

Sivasankari, D. S. N. (2019). Power of Destiny and Resistance of Man in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 7(2), 10. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/6798