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Unlikely relationships based on the basic human need for friendship My essay will be focused around the how the characters, Elliot and Mrs. Sen, from the short story “Mrs. Sen”, blend and portray somewhat the same characteristics despite the difference in their age and backgrounds. I will chronologically analyse quotes from the story that imply how Mrs. Sen shares the same childlike innocence as Elliot, and how his environment and upbringing has made him more independent at a younger age relative to Mrs. Sen’s upbringing, and how Mrs. Sen’s cultural upbringing, which massively influenced her relationship with her family, puzzle Eliot routinely, as he is taken aback by the lack of initiative to show affection, her need to hang on to her past and the culture shock compared to classic American values. Some of the first traces of Elliot adapting to Mrs. Sen’s culture, rather smoothly compared to the culture shock his mother experienced, arise when Mrs. Sen states: “Here, in this place where Mr. Sen has brought me, I cannot sometimes sleep in so much silence.” A few paragraphs earlier, Elliot’s loneliness is captures, when the writer stats that “The beach was dull and the barren to play on alone…Mrs. Sen’s apartment was warm…”; its almost as if they both unexpectedly fill voids, left blank by an accessible network of close personal relationships, for each other. Traditional Indian culture is such, that the ‘girl child’ is pampered and coddled by her joint
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