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Bharati Mukherjee works her writing in an original imaginative style She uses great method in her symbolism and metaphorical artistry All of what Mukherjee writes about stems from her intimate knowledge and experience in the culture and traditions of India She takes the grasp that she has on the harcensoredies of her country and puts them into a form that people all over can understand She has the ability to take a foreign feeling and put it close at home for people that are third world to her Through her use of symbolism Bharati develops the concept of a third eye in Jasmine This third eye shows enlightenment in Jyoti and her metamorphous from an Indian girl to an American woman who thinks for herselfSanborn 270 Through the book Mukherjee presents a bold theme relating to the concept of murdering ourselves to live up to our dreams Jasmine makes this statement of her life referring to the suicide and rebirth of her being This has a possible correlation to the development of a new humanity and even breaking ground in a foreign place The quote from The Wretched of the Earth Without any period of transition there is a total complete and absolute substitution exemplifies Jasmines actions Jasmines philosophy in killing her past is shown through the shuffling of her names from Jyoti to Jasmine to Jane The callousness that Bharati incorporates in her writing is reflected distinctly through Jasmine and the violent occurrences she encountered For instance when she was raped and then eventually killed the man that violated her she was making a clean break from her negative experience and moving on to procure some kind of purity The Hindu belief in death and rebirth is portrayed in her writing through the killing of her past and the quote when the pitcher breaks the air on the inside is the same as it is on the outside This is shown in the story
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