• ‘THE SHADOW LINES’ – AMITAV GHOSH The concrete and foremost high light of Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines is ‘post colonialism’ and in real sense the short-lived status of boundaries and frontiers, a key concept amidst the novel is how gender depicted in Indian society of his novel; matters on this topic. It is chiefly fascinating to know the two characters, the narrator's grandmother Tha'mma’s, and his cousin Ila’s, impact on the novel The Shadow Lines. Their view regarding nationalism is also one of the chief subject matters of this novel. Tha'mma is continuously concerned with Nationalist movement and India's nationalist identity. She is passionately and blindly in love for India, she was born in Dhaka, Pakistan though; and therefore not
In the novel Shadow Tag, the author Louise Erdrich creates aesthetic distance in multiple layers. The character of Riel, the narrator, has “the gift of omniscience” (251) and exists as an artist, who combines her memories with her mother’s diaries in order to tell the story of her parents. Reality in this novel is ambiguous since shadows portray transcendence. Erdrich creates a world where truth and respect, what Irene desires, become ambiguous, and aesthetic distance becomes the beginning of the end for Gil and Irene’s existence. Even though Riel’s aesthetic distance from her story is not harmful, Gil’s distance from Irene exhibits hostility.
This essay will argue what is meant by the representation of the Other in the novels The Icarus Girl and Shadow Tag. The other is a representation of the questions surrounding identity that arise in these texts. The Icarus Girl focuses on the alternate identities of Jessamy Harrison and her struggle to find a fitting identity because of having a multi-national heritage. Shadow Tag takes a different approach to the question of identity, as Irene America attempts to escape her identity as a domestic abuse victim in the blue diary that she keeps hidden from her husband Gil. There is also the question about the identity of the narrative voice of the novel.
This wish to liberate is not developed but it is sprouted from the inside of the human heart. The novel also focuses on various aspects of independence, which is delighted as a number of competing discourses. The novel also throws light on various aspects of liberty. The Shadow Lines is an appraisal of certain issues such as time, liberty and history, which are closely connected to the postmodern thought. Keywords: Liberty, Immigration, Partition, issues, Expedition and challenges.
Human is a paradox existence. In the novel The Chosen by Chaim Potok, a vivid example of the paradox was presented, as the conflict between old-world values and new-world values. Reb Saunders, an extremely complex, self-restraining character, represented the struggle of being a conservative orthodox of a parent in an evolving and liberal world. As the least understood person by the narrator, Reb’s image was filtered by the harsh judgement of Reuven, under the caring heart for his dear friend Danny. Thus for most of the novel, Reb Saunders appeared to be an extraordinarily limited character, who embodied the stereotypes of an intolerant religious fanatic and of a controlling and overprotecting father.
Compare how tension is presented in the two poems. Tension is presented within Catrin through the poet; Gillian Clarke, and her child. However, due to the fact that no names are used apart from the title it can be interpreted to any reader with children in order to broaden the range of the audience ( also because there is no specification of gender). The tension is seen in two different ways within the two stanzas. The tension presented in the first stanza is due to childbirth, and the pain and difficulty involved with that.
The narrator is an extroverted man who's going about his life in the easiest way possible. He’s kind, social, has a good reputation but has some issues for standing up for himself. He’s overly sympathetic to his employees to the point that he cannot bring himself to replace them. Later on in the story, when Bartleby no longer work for him, the Narrator can’t help but still feel responsible for the ex-scrivener. His genuine sense of human compassion is what makes him a relatable character.
In the poem “To live in the Borderlands means you”, the borderlands become a place of change, such as changing from just one culture or race into a diverse culture or race and not-belonging. (Singh, A., & Schmidt, P. 2000). The poem describes how the author’s own background ethnicity people, mixicanas, identifies people like her, chicanas, as “split or mixture that means to betray your word and they deny “Anlo inside you.” (Anzaldua, F. 1987). The poem describes that the borderland is a place of contradiction, such as of home not being a home. It means that people need to stand in the middle of countless important paths in society that lead to different trial that frequently discontinues, contradicts opposes
Failure to truly comprehend the “simple” assignment of writing a “page (come) out of you” (4) results in the persona’s internal struggle to translate his identity into words. The poet hints at a sense of isolation and abnormality, through the use of imagery in “the only colored student in my class” (Hughes, line 10). The line depicts the racial ethnicity of the persona, and heightens the sense of individuality. The appeal to one’s sight in the use of imagery provokes an image of the clear contrast of being one against all. The uniqueness of being colored among a mass of white builds
Amitav Ghosh was conceived in Calcutta and experienced childhood in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He studied in Delhi, Oxford and Alexandria and is the writer of The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide, and the initial two volumes of The Ibis Trilogy; Sea of Poppies, and River of Smoke. The Circle of Reason was granted France’s Prix Médicis in 1990, and The Shadow Lines won two distinguished Indian prizes the same year, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Ananda Puraskar. The Calcutta Chromosome won the Arthur C. Clarke award for 1997 and The Glass Palace won the International e-Book Award at the Frankfurt book fair in 2001. In January 2005