The traditional life system promotes a different role for every gender, balancing between the strengths and weakness portrayed by men and women. In participation to a public event or any public sphere, respect is earned for the men from a traditional setting whereas for a woman, they are subject of being looked upon with disdain if at all they yell, protest chant or even mingle with strangers. This mounted fear and decline in women status-quo. The problem happened to be with the society itself. The cross-culture portrayed in the essay, by Lata Mani depicts a struggle from someone whose history has brought about a psychological torture, with self-esteem to rescue.
An insightful and rare critique is provided to the attitude depicted by men toward women, and not forgetting children towards their mothers bringing out clearly the disparities between two cultures. The divisions and struggles which arise from fusion of two different cultures are always overlooked by many. The dominant and patriarchal culture brings out a defined role for women with how they are expected to relate with men in their circles. Seldom have they risked being vindicated by the culture itself if they try to straddle these cultures or deviate from the patriarchal which defines norms of the society they dwell in.
In underlining gender centrality in the diaspora, the essay brings out a brilliant analysis of cultures and their social scientific studies on immigration. This brings out the question of literary insights, the culture and the gender disparity issue. The object of feminist consideration is brought out in the essay where the subject of male chauvinism is well articulated. Feminist narratives are portrayed to invite the thought of women having multicultural identities brought about with an attachment or connection to another person from a cross culture. The sociological and cultural theory which predominate the cultural analysis given a diaspora context blows it out of proportion. Cultural theorists in the modest of Stewart Haul and James Clifford have given their prolonged views as to why the aspect of cross-culture brings suffering and a disconnection, especially when given the subject under consideration is a woman.
Bagozzi, Nancy & Youjae (645) maintain that modernity is the major way of bringing out disconnect in the disparities depicted by cross cultures. In his influential article, he tells us of how conceptualizing the diaspora shows an ongoing transnational network where the homeland and the diaspora are two totally different scenarios for new beginners. This leads to the concept of cautiousness by an immigrant to misrepresent their cultural background and their families at large. The disconnect in the two cross cultures leads to one not being able to feel comfortable in both cultures, just like an exile as depicted by Indu Krishna in the film, ‘’Knowing Her Place.’’ Alejandro Portes (23) suggested that the propositions for immigrants in the United States of America are misguided, by giving an example that the Dominicans coming into travel back and forth to construct factories are privileged, whereas the only success in the scenario is achievement for the greater good.
Gender and Patriarchy Complicate
The essay also brings out the concept that there is no secure place of belonging, either homeland or the privileged land of America. A caution is registered from the point that the middle class to upper class that transnational should be aware of the cross cultural disparities in existence, a culture conflict. McCormack and Marilyn (24-64) criticize the observed character of Vasu in the essay, as a binary interface is erected between her “traditional’’ Indian in comparison to the “modern” American character. The issues of gender and displacement are brought about by Vasu’s case being inseparable. The problems of women identity in the diaspora are often regarded as patriarchal, condemning women using the transnational assessment as bicultural. In every community, there is a variation in dominant attitude as bicultural identity is concerned. In general, the essay portrays Vasu as a character feeling much enriched but completely degenerated in morale by her family, especially given the fact that her trans-nationality issues did escalate beyond reprieve, making her re-joint to decide where she belongs.
Many women often feel like they are mandated and have an obligation to shoulder burdens of tradition and culture. Likewise, the men in the society tend to seemingly articulate a culture which portrays dualism, terming culture a less serious issue than women do. This brings out the attention desired from the audience, a factor which adjudicates experience for every one of us. The agony, tension, misery, pains, reprimand and the cultural disparities brought about by the immigration of women is brightly portrayed in the essay. The concerns of the various issues are also put into the lime-light for the reader hence a vehicle for self-examination and identity conclusion.
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