Environment In White Teeth And The Radiant Way By Margaret Drabble
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THE AFFECTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTS ON THE BEHAVIOUR OF PEOPLE
White Teeth is written by an English author Zadie Smith, and The Radiant Way is written by an English author Margaret Drabble. Both writers are postmodernists. In the novels, there are some similarities like this, also they have some differences about house and environment.
Firstly, people who are around us create our environments. In Zadie Smith 's White Teeth, the Halal butcher Mo, he is Muslim and he cuts pigeons which always make dirty in Cricklewood with his knife which he cuts the Halal meats. Also, he gives orders to his Hindu apprentice to collect the corpses of pigeons with a broken language: ' 'Come on, Mr Fatty-man, get-your-fat-Ganesh-Hindu-backside-up-there- Elephant-Boy-and-bring-some-of-that-mashed-pigeon-stuff-with-you. ' ' 1
Cricklewood is an urban area of north-west London. There are mostly flats in Cricklewood and pigeons make dirty environment and cars. Actually, Cricklewood makes the Halal butcher like that. The narrator explains the affections of Cricklewood to the characters with these words: ' 'Mo wiped the sweat off his forehead, snorted, and looked out over Cricklewood, surveying the discarded armchairs and strips of carpet, outdoor lounges for local drunks; the slot-machine emporiums, the greasy spoons and the minicabs - all covered in shit. ' ' 2
1) Zadie Smith, White Teeth, (New York, Vintage Books, 2003) 5.
2) Zadie Smith, White Teeth, (New York,