What are two negative traits about Koly?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It is difficult to find negative traits within Koly because she has endured a great deal in the course of the work.  If one could suggest it to be a negative trait, her lack of self would be one trait that proves to be difficult for her.  The fact that she is willing to sacrifice her own happiness for the sake of her family can be seen as a negative trait.  Certainly, she does not have to bear the full brunt of responsibility for this trait, as it is, in large part, cultural.  However, it is a trait that can have negative side effects.  In a larger sense, another possible negative trait can be that she might be too eager to embrace a sense of newly found freedom.  One of the challenges out of arising from a condition of servitude would be the belief that independence is synonymous with refusal of others' help.  Koly had been forced to endure so much in terms of being kept in a state of control that when she discovers her newly found freedom in Vrindavan, one gets the impression that Koly associated all types of assistance or interactions with others as a form of potential imprisonment.  Once again, this is understandable given her background, but still can be seen as a negative trait.