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Despite social and cultural differences, all humans share the same six emotional needs, especially the need for love and connection. Human connection is the fine line between surviving and living. Trying to fill empty voids without the correct means of aid is what deters human behavior from true contentment. Jhumpa Lahiri employs Mrs. Das and Mr. Kapasi’s symbiotic relationship in the short story, “Interpreter of Maladies,” to highlight the key roles that emotional connections play in human fulfillment, consequently bringing to light the repercussions of compensating for emotional deficits driven by a thirsty heart.
Lahiri, Jhumpa. "Interpreter of Maladies." Perrine's Story and Structure. By Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson. Boston, MA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2012. 83-101. Print.
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