Can we have it both ways?
I have been thinking about how Spivak refuses to simplify "Breast Giver" into a parable about India, yet how she doesn't seem to mind making "Jane Eyre" into a story about a poor white woman achieving her goal (a rich white man). I don't see how she can do both things - is it acceptable to make a story about an individual into a neat story about a type of individual when we share their race or background? I actually liked the idea of "Breast Giver" as a metaphor for India's relationship with its people, but I also liked the idea that we should be careful in making people into lessons or parables. So, how can Spivak do both with different texts...any thoughts?