The secondary storyline in River of Smoke deals with botany, in particular the search for the illusive camellias. The French orphan Paulette embarks on this quest with a British plant-hunter and gardener in a thematic inversion of the opium trade. If the contraband trade in opium is dependent on forcing an illegal product on China, Paulette’s
I have read the novel and traced the themes in it. The development of the themes is unique and creative which compelled me to choose this topic to prepare a summer project. KEY WORDS: Shadow Lines Amitav Ghosh Themes Violence Boundaries Nationalism Riots 1 INTRODUCTION Amitav Ghosh was born on 11 July 1956 in Kolkata, West Bengal in a Bengali Hindu family to a lieutenant colonel Shailendra Chandra Ghosh. He did his schooling from the Doon school. And then did his degrees from St. Stephen College, New Delhi and Delhi School of Economics.
Firstly, the archetypal plot of the two novels will be identified and discussed as well as the effect of using an archetypes in literature. Thereafter the character of Yossarian will be compared to Gilgamesh. Lastly, the reoccurring themes in both novels will be discussed. The novel Catch 22 represent, to some extent the archetypal plot of The epic of Gilgamesh. An archetype is a reoccurring symbol, motif, theme or plot structure throughout literature that represents universal patterns of human nature (Hung: 2014:1).
Through the voices of five female narrators with contrasting perspectives, Barbara Kingsolver analyzes the extent to which imperialism affects the lives of indigenous populations and the lives of the imperialists. Each perspective places blame for the events of the novel on a different entity and each narrator feels a different degree of guilt for those events. The Poisonwood Bible’s secondary themes include the extent to which an environment affects the way that children grow up. This secondary theme creates the connection between familial dynamics and international relationships. While the novel paints a picture of imperialism by recounting the brief independence of the Congo, the relationship of the Price family and their interactions with Africa are more representative of the effects of imperialism on different types of people.
In the end, however, at the sight of her obviously alive husband entering the house few later the shocked Louise dies. The order of events in the short story is described chronologically and certain characteristics of a drama can be identified in Chopin’s short story. Both appearances are used by Chopin in order to guide the reader through the story on the one hand and build up a certain tension within the reader himself. In the following, the three parts are analyzed on behalf of the influence Chopin has on the reader with her general use of language and
“...every Afghan story is marked by death and loss and unimaginable grief” (395). Afghanistan is overwhelmed with casualties and agony due to the event of war. In the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, Author, Khaled Hosseini explains the life of two women, Mariam and Laila, who live in Afghanistan. Mariam and Laila experience unfortunate events due to the war; certainly, it affects them greatly. Thus, the theme of the effects of war develops throughout the novel by showing war has the ability to impact individuals, families, and society.
Her death at the end of the story is proving ironic because Chopin’s say that she died of heart disease and overwhelming joy, but she actually died because of the failure of her soul. Another example of verbal irony is shown in the title of the narrative, The Story of an Hour. The word included in the title suggests that the events happen in a short period of time in which a lot of events normally don’t occur. The Story of an Hour seems like it lasts a lifetime ,but Mrs. Mallard experiences freedom, happiness, sadness, depression and grief in a mere hour time span. The title, Story of an Hour and in describing Mrs. Mallard troubled
Certainly, through his application of literary elements such as imagery, symbolism, and structure, the author demonstrates his dark gothic style in writing to portray a subjective versus objective theme and as a result, create an introspective realism towards his audience. To begin with, the author uses imagery when he narrates the tragic demise of Peyton Fahrquhar’s life to convey a subjective versus objective theme. Similarly, the author uses imagery to influence and bring the reader to establish, a reader to character relationship. Bierce uses imagery to influence the audience by expanding the reader 's mind by painting a vivid image of the events occurring. The concept of using flashback as imagery is due
The novelist concerned with history is beyond the traditional way of assessing events; he has to blend history with his vision and philosophy. Sea of Poppies in a sense is a unique experiment in fiction writing in which a reader can be seen floating on different levels of History, Anthropology, Travelogue or different channels of human emotions. In the present novel, Ghosh opens many floodgates of knowledge about the co-existence of different cultures, caste and creed in Indian and Britain. Ibis, the ship is a platform where different characters like Paulette, Sarang Ali, Zachary, Deeti, Kalua, Neel Rattan and Baboo Nobkissin exchange their ideas and represent different cultures and the ship and in fact the ship becomes a conglomeration of diverse cultures, tradition, customs and even religious. Ibis again becomes a distinct place which can be clear from the words of captain which are translated by Babloo
Moshin Hamid 's first, prize-winning novel Moth Smoke is a story of class difference, alienation, love and crime set in the present time of Lahore, where the upper class takes drugs, exploits the lower and makes money while the ordinary people sweat and die in poverty. Here he talks about the fate of Pakistan which a long year ago prophesied by a Sufi saint in front of the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan that his two sons who love each other will be parted just because of the Emperor seat. This prophecy shows itself correct and the same condition is prevailing till now in Pakistan where the power is considered everything. Here in the novel the two very close friends also fall a victim to this power struggle. In their early childhood like Shah Jahan’s sons they also never thought about rivalry but times shows what is more important and what matters a lot.