Analysis Of Rushdie's Frame Story

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Aside from Magic Realism, a variety of literary techniques and styles, which are incontestably rare, non-traditional and innovative, are implemented into the story.
Rushdie’s verbose and dense style of writing is evident in sentences that stretch for over a whole page and words that are linked by a hyphen. His writing style is full of sensory descriptions which permits the reader to visualize the scenery.
Frame story is also employed in the novel. Within the larger frame of the novel’s narrative, there are many smaller stories that are told. There are stories within a story. Saleem while talking to Padma, was narrating the history that stretched from his grandfather to his son.
The use of repetitive imagery can be seen in My Tenth Birthday chapter where the phrase “On my tenth birthday” (235-237) is specified thirteen times in the first sentence of every paragraph. Likewise, the very first paragraph of the whole novel which narrates that “I was born in the city of Bombay… once upon a time. No, that won’t do, …” (3) is repeated in the chapter - A Wedding, when the young Aadam was born: “He was born in Old Delhi… once upon a time. No, that won’t do, …” (482).
Fragmentation is clearly marked by the narrative jumping back and forth between the past and the present and being interrupted by Saleem’s interpolations.
Saleem claimed that much like his narrative, he was physically falling apart, his body riddled with cracks. At the same time, India itself is fragmented. SparkNotes
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