A Literary Analysis of the Usage of Duality of Human Nature in A Devoted Son

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In the text, a Devoted Son, by Anita Desai, there is a boy that is raised and becomes extremely intelligent, and brings great honors to his family, as they were illiterate. One day, the boy, Rakesh, got his exam grades back, and they were amazing! He soon went to America to get his degree and become a doctor. Things went well and all for Rakesh, he got his doctors degree, and even found a girl and married her. One day, Rakesh found out that his father had become very sick, and he had to take care of him. Things went well until one day, his father started thinking that his son wasn’t treating him right, so they began to fight! Finally, the father decided to give up on life, because he wasn’t agreeing with the treatments that his son was giving him, and then he died. The author, Anita Desai says on page 1417 that she wanted to capture the duality of human nature. In Anita Desai’s text, A Devoted Son, the duality of human nature is used in three ways, including age, health, and generations.
Initially, Desai uses the duality of human nature by the two different ages in A Devoted Son. Th...

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