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In the book Arranged Marriages Divakaruni shows that other cultures have glorified vision of America instead of seeing the harsh reality and problems that do exist Through out the short stories Divakaruni has many examples of people from India coming to America with glorified images and ideas of what they will find Only to find out the harsh reality that America isnt a glorious wonderland like they had imagined Proof of this glorified American image first appears in the short story Clothes When Sumita mistakes the meaning of the phrase on a t-shirt that her husband secretly buys her The advertisement says Great America Its an add for a local amusement park But Sumita mistakes it for describing her new country that she considers to be some great mystical land More proof of a glorified American vision is shown with her fascination with everything American Also by her decision to stay in this country in spite of the fact that her new family is moving back to India After her husband is murdered at the store in which he worked In the next story Silver Pavements Golden Roofs proof of a glorified vision of America comes directly from the title America is thought to be a rich land where everything is gold and silver Its an association made by the main character Jayanti She got it from a song she knew as a child In the first part of this story the fascination with American culture by the main character is also seen For the first part of the story Jayanti is fascinated by the American people food and even simple phrases such as no problem She thinks that everything is wonderful and glorious in her new country But unlike other characters she finds out that most of the things she knows are just rumors and stereotypes While she was living with her aunt and uncle she faces many issues that shed never expect Things
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