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In the quiet town of Malgudi in the 1930s there lived Savitri and her husband Ramani They lived with their three children Babu Kamala and Sumati Savitri was raised with certain traditional values which came into internal conflict when she took Ramani a modern executive as her husband Savitri has endured a lot of humiliations from her temperamental husband and she always puts up with his many tantrums To find solace and escapism she takes refuge in the dark room a musty unlit store room in the house But when Ramani takes on a beautiful new employer Savitri finds out that her husband has more than a professional interest in the woman So at first she tries to retreat to her dark room But she realises that hiding in there wont help So she tries to leave the house She stayed with a friend in another village But after staying there for some time she cant help but think of her husband and their children What would happen to them After doing a lot of thinking she finally decides to go back home In the end Ramani has finally stopped seeing Shanta Bai the other woman and I guess you could say its a happy ending Its now up to you to go and guess the rest Savitri is very much real She is basically quite like most people They treat problems like that They find ways to escape it Like booze drugs suicide etc In Savitris case she stays in the dark room and finally leaves her family As I was reading The Dark Room I felt compassion towards Savitri I can clearly see that she was a confused woman It was depicted through the first part of the story wherein her son was ill and she told Babu her son not to go to school that day But Ramani intruded upon them and said that Babu
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