Unpredictability in Relationships in Interpreter of Maladies

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Relationships between people have extremely various meanings. Two lovers can become best friends, for they share good communication, they share their laughs and even tears. Sometimes, sharing love and affection toward each other makes a special bond between two separate individuals. However, in some occasions it is the other way around with tears, anger, disappointment, betrayal, broken hearts, and etc. A relationship can be suffered from the misunderstanding, lack of communication, and a feeling of distance between two people. Lovers could be so passionate today, but who knows if they would break up tomorrow. Thus, the unpredictability in love is always one of those things that scare us, but it is also what draws us into love. It can affect the way people interact with each other. In comparison and contrast of the two stories “A Temporary Matter” and “This Blessed House” in the book Interpreter of Maladies written by Jhumpa Lahiri, we could see how unpredictable relationships can be and how it impacts on people’s relationships.

One of the most important things that can build a strong relationship is when the two people understand each other. When one person of a couple knows exactly what the other thinks or wants, they can have good communication in which they are always honest to each other. Love cannot be designed without trust. “A Temporary Matter”, the first story of the book in which the author tells a story about a married couple named Shoba and Shukumar that has to face with the grief of their stillbirth child. After the loss of their child, Shoba and Shukumar are trying to avoid each other. They go to work earlier and come back home later. Shoba even brings home more extra work to keep her busy during evenings and weekends. Meanwhile, Shukumar puts his computer and pretend to work on his dissertation in the nursery room from which he knows that Shoba will stay away. Every evening when the power is cut for an hour, they are both playing a...
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