The Lowland Themes & Motifs

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Love and Trust

Love and trust can begin with a feeling; a simple meeting; a glance across a room. They are both freely given and increase in strength and depth exponentially with time and experience and when the emotion is returned. By the same token, when love or trust is betrayed, it can never be regained completely.

This story provides several examples of love and trust, and how easily those feelings can be damaged or destroyed. Gauri loses faith and trust in Udayan when she realizes that he involved her directly in the policeman's murder by having her track his schedule. In all likelihood, this contributed to Udayan's execution - a vision that surely replays itself again and again in her mind. With his death, Gauri is betrayed again, her husband choosing his country over her. The morning of his death, he tells her that he does...

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