The idea that Rosie is responsible for Raju's misfortunes seems to be deeply rooted in prejudice. Raju and Rosie are like everybody else, flawed and imperfect. Rosie seeks solace and emotional support in Raju's company. The charismatic tour guide can gauge the emotional needs of another person, a trait that he often uses to his advantage. Initially, he gives Rosie "a new lease of life," but later, he becomes dependent on her, emotionally and financially. While Rosie discovers her potential for self-reliance, Raju, caught in the coils of greed and deception, is charged and convicted for forgery. This turn of events in the story highlights the fascinating complexity of human relationships.
An analysis of Raju's tumultuous life reveals that it is the essential nature of the individual and his life choices that ultimately determine his fate.