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Essay | Unexpected Validation of Mrs. Dutta's Happiness

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Unexpected Validation of Mrs. Dutta's Happiness

Summary: Discusses the short story "Mrs.Dutta Writes a Letter" by Chitra Divakaruni. Summarizes the story's plot. Argues that it is a comic plot due to the main character's validated happiness at the end of the story.
In Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter, by Chitra Divakaruni, is about a widowed Indian grandmother who immigrates to America hoping to pursuit happiness with her son and his family. Despite the cultural conflicts she encounters, Mrs. Dutta continuously tries to convince herself to be happy. However, she eventually comes to admit her true feelings. She responds to her friend's letter by writing that she does not know what happiness is anymore, but would like to rent her apartment when she returns. At the end, she discovers that "now that she no longer cares whether tears blotch her letter, she feels no need to weep." I feel that this ultimately shows that Mrs. Dutta did find happiness after writing the letter because she overcame her weaknesses, vulnerability and fears. As a result, the unexpected ending concludes to a comic plot.

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