FREEDOM VS SOCIAL DECADENCE IN BAPSI SIDHWA’S AN AMERICAN BRAT
Bapsi Sidhwa's An American Brat is a post-colonial study of a young Parsee-Pakistani guy who goes to the United States to explore his hidden skills and find sanctuary from his repressive upbringing in the conventional norms of his own country. This book illustrates how individuals of many races and faiths adhere to vastly different cultural and religious conventions. In addition, the purpose of this research is to depart from the standard interpretation and application of freedom in a social context. It has difficulty outlining the fundamentals that must be considered in the liberation context. This inquiry focuses mostly on the repercussions of liberty and its influence on social norms. Using Homi K. Bhabha's theory of hybridity and Joel Feinburg's theory of freedom, all such issues pertaining to diaspora freedom may be resolved by examining the personalities of all major individuals and using Homi K. Bhabha's theory of hybridity. According to qualitative study based on a thorough reading of the selected work, the protagonist's retreat from her origins caused her to lose contact with her culture and values, putting her in a condition of suspended tension. When it comes to homophobia and xenophobia, Feroza has difficulty relating to either her home country or the nation where she has decided to seek asylum. She has abandoned the values of her country in favour of a foreign culture. At the conclusion of the narrative, we witness how individual decadence reflects and contributes to social degradation.