Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

1172 WordsFeb 1, 20185 Pages
Sometimes the families that you create are much stronger than your biological families. In the novel, Secret Daughter, the main character, Asha starts off as an immature and inconsiderate young girl. After making the discovery of her biological parents, Asha feels extremely upset and disconcerted. Paradoxically, however, Asha later realizes the true meaning of family and develops into a mature and understanding individual. In Shilpi Somaya Gowda's Secret Daughter, the central character, Asha transforms through out the novel, after making the shocking discovery of her biological parents, which acts as a turning point. Before finding out about her biological parents, Asha acts very immaturely and inconsiderately. The first example portraying Asha's behaviour takes place while Asha has a disagreement with her parents because of her poor grades. After her mother offers to helps, she replies, “'I don't need a tutor, and I definetly don't want your help,' Asha says choosing her words to sting her mother'” (Gowda, 150). Here, Asha is deliberately trying to hurt her mother's feelings and is acting very inconsiderately. Also, the fact that she is yelling at her mother, even though her mother is only offering to help, showcases her immaturity. Furthermore, Asha is displayed as an immature and inconsiderate character when she tells her parents the news that she won a chance to go to India for a career-related opportunity. Asha explains, “'You've heard of the Watson Foundation? They

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