These questions are all commonly asked for widowed women and young girls and

These questions are all commonly asked for widowed

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These questions are all commonly asked for widowed women and young girls, and it’s heartbreaking to hear that they must go through this at such an early age. Water was seen as an act of purity and holiness, and I believe that was the only way Kalyani thought she could be cleansed of her dirtiness and sin. In the film Water by Deepa Mehta, the mistreatment of widowed women is brought to light, and once again in Bollywood films, purity is considered the most significant and desirable quality among women.
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Aurelius 2 Death was unfortunately a common occurrence throughout this film. Death is hard to witness, especially when one takes his or her own life. This then enforces that idea that some things may never change, and that the only way for peace is to silence the noise around one self. Personally, I believe this peace drove Kalyani to proceed with her choice of drowning or “sacrificing” herself. Taking her own life alleviated the pain she was experiencing daily. Her struggle consisted of her knowing someone wanted to be with her, but grief, shame, guilt, and tradition were all imminent reasons that furthered her traditional belief that any existence beyond that widow house was over, and that her life would always be the same. Comparing this film to one of her other parts of the trilogy of the elements, in Fire she was able to demonstrate how dysfunctional and nontraditional a household can get. Compared in Water, she was able to bring
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  • Spring '08
  • woods
  • Bollywood, widow, Kalyani

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