My response to Year’s End

           It was surprised to suddenly know that Kaushik’s father got remarried. I had supposed that his father would not get remarried. In the first part of story Once in a Life Time, he had a good link with his wife though he was well known that she was soon going to leave him alone. The way he use to treat with her, the care for her, and the way he did all the possible things to keep her survive had previously suggested that he would not get remarried. Maybe this marriage was just done to fulfill the lack of love and care due to absence of Kaushik’s mother. It was the same case with Chitra( the stepmother of Kaushik). Chitra was also a widow with two daughters. Though she was comparatively younger than Kaushik’s father, she was in need of a person who can take care of her as well as her two daughters. It shows that the necessary leads a person towards the steps which can never be assumed to be followed by that person. Though the remarriage in this case can be taken as positive event to bring happiness in his father’s life and Chitra’s life, it brings more negative impacts on Kaushik’s life. According to me, it would have been better if Kaushik’s father had tried to make Kaushik’s life better by supporting him to collect good memories of his mother and helped him to ride away from the pain he had got due to loss of his mother. He should have helped his son to move in positive path throughout the life so that he could have a bright future. He could also make his life happy though the happiness of his son Kaushik.Well, it depends on the thought of the people.

              It would also have been considered, if he had consulted with Kaushik before he got remarried. He should have convinced Kaushik before he takes the decision to get remarried. I think he has some duty towards Kaushik and he should have fulfilled that first before he thinks about his life. The parents are those who sacrifice their own life to settle children. So, I strongly oppose the role of Kaushik’s father’s role to get remarried.

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One Response to My response to Year’s End

  1. shinyday14 says:

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    Dear friends,
    As far as I understood you strongly oppose the remarriage of Kaushik’s father. However, I do agree with him. In my idea, Kaushik’s father has already done whatever he could to save his wife and family. He moved from India to the U.S., spent ample of money for a house, her treatment and what she would liked to have. So, his remarriage doesn’t imply that he didn’t like her. Now that Parul is dead, he cannot weep forever to bring her back to life. On the other hand, Kaushik has grown up; he is a college student and independent, his father has passed most of his life when Kaushik has his life ahead. Kaushik is a college student, and obviously, after graduation will get involved in his own life and become busy. Do you think if his father didn’t married Kaushik would take care of him? In “Going Ashore”, we saw that Kaushik even didn’t allow his father to know about his life and job. He used not to send him any news of himself. Furthermore, don’t you think that this remarriage could even have had a good consequence for both? In the “Year’s End” you see that Kaushik finds his step-sisters understanding. He thinks that they could understand him more than others. He, also, had made and attachment with them and liked to take them out and buy them something. In the very last night when the girls didn’t want to go to the, he offered to buy them pizza. In my idea, he could have had a good life. I believe what spoiled their life was his reserved characteristic. Saving all pains of his mother’s death and keeping silent made him to burst out of anger for a subject that could make them closer.
    Furthermore, don’t you think that this remarriage could even have had good consequences for both? In “Year’s End” you see that Kaushik found his step-sisters understanding. He learnt that they can understand him more than others. He, also, had made an attachment with them and liked to take them out and buy them something. In the very last night when the girls didn’t want to go to the party, he offered to buy them pizza so that they could stay home as their wish. In my idea, he could have had a good life if he could control himself for only a moment. I believe what spoiled their life was his reserved characteristic. Saving all pains of his mother’s death and keeping silent made him to burst out of anger for only this matter that the girls were watching his mother’s photos. He could sit there and share his feeling with the girls that had already lost their father and could understand how hard that is when you don’t see your parents beside yourself. To sum up the story, I would like to say that I support Kaushik’s father’s remarriage.

    zahra saifey

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