Anita Desai

describe aruna's character in chapters 8 and 9. In what way is she different from uma

Uma's epileptic fits during Aruna's weddding..

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In comparison to Uma, Aruna is more cheerful, intelligent, sensitive, and generally is more social. She sees marriage as a way to excape her childhood home. However, her impatiences makes her seem insenseitive to Uma, who is not marriageable material as far as everyone thinks. Later, when she uses marriage to free herself, she and her husband move to Bombay where she engages in living a very shallow life.
Uma thought is the daughter of the family but we see that there is a grat difference between these two sisters.uuma is clumsy , not especially bright wheereas compare to aruna she is beauutiful , accademically well and coquetish...