Rakesh's father's opinion of him changes over time. What do you think are the reasons for this? Do you think he is justified to criticize his son? Why or why not?
Initially, Varma is very proud of his son Rakesh. Rakesh is a very hard-working, intelligent young man who finished first in the country's examinations and has since gone on to carve out a successful medical career in the United States.
But when Rakesh returns home to India, cracks in the father-son relationship begin to emerge. The main bone of contention seems to be that Rakesh has stopped behaving toward his father like a devoted son and started...
(The entire section contains 247 words.)
check Approved by eNotes Editorial