The Blue Umbrella Analysis

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Human Relationship is the Crux of the Society: An Analysis of Ruskin Bond's The Blue Umbrella Prashant Mahajan & Pragyaa Gupta Dept. of P. G. Studies and Research in English Rani Durgavati Vishvavidyalaya, Jabalpur-482001 Email: Correspondence Address: Prashant Mahajan C/o Shri K. P. Patel H. N. 281/2A Single Storey, State Bank Colony Baldeo Bagh Colony, Jabalpur-482002 Madhya Pradesh, India Abstract The purpose of the present paper is to study the complexities of the human nature. It shows the superiority of the human relationships over the petty materialistic things. The paper analyses Ruskin Bond’s Novel The Blue Umbrella which metaphorically tells about the society where there is hankering for materialistic objects, selfish deeds, greed and obsession. It raises pertinent questions about the concept of material happiness and futility of the whole process. This story is about mankind's quest for superiority. Biniya, the central character of the novel is presented as an idol of…show more content…
The story about desire and jealousy attempts to fulfill around an eleven-year old girl called Biniya who lives in a small village tucked away in the mountains of North India, “Biniya belonged to the mountains, to this past of the Himalayas known as Garhwal” (20). Biniya liked being on her own, she walked into the forest glade on the spur of the hill and she came upon a party of picnickers, “she watched the picnickers admiring their clothes-they were holiday makers from the plain” (21). And her gaze came to rest on a bright, blue umbrella, a frilly, play thing for women, it was like a flower. She has seen umbrellas before, but this was the first time she had seen such a small, dainty, colourful umbrella, and she fell in love with it at once. Biniya is hooked on to it because she had never seen something as striking and as beautiful as this
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