A Long Way Home Saroo Brrierly Analysis

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How fitting, that A Long Way Home - a chilling memoir of Saroo Brierly, should evoke Charles Dickens opening line in A Tale of Two Cities “It was the best of time, it was the worst of time”. The best of time when Saroo ultimately is adopted into a good-hearted family in Australia, the worst of time when Saroo’s family in Khandwa is engulfed in the lugubrious belief that their beloved son is gone forever. Notwithstanding growing up with devoted parents in Australia, Saroo is still manacled into the idea of finding his home in India by some illusory memory about the train route that renders his getting lost. The train running from Burhanpur to Kolkata not only bears witness to the unimaginable journey of Saroo from India to Australia and back again, but it also accomplishes the mission of describing the narrow escape of Saroo from getting lost into salvation while at the same time helping him to acknowledge his hometown culture and understand how pivotal childhood memory is when he reaches adulthood. In A Long Way Home, Saroo’s upbringing in India is cemented to utter penury of Indian slums’ culture, which is not entirely brought on when forgetting to mention the conspicuous train running boisterously day and night. It is common to catch…show more content…
The memoir offers a catalog of serendipities that Saroo is encouraged to see as thrilling episodes in the journey of life. If he didn't step on the train or sleep through a two-minute stop at Khandwa, his life would be drifted into another direction. There will be no existence of a heart-wrenching reunion between him and his mother in India, which is full of tears for all those years they couldn't stay together. The train first ostensibly perceived as a symbol of poverty and powerlessness, but with hindsight, it becomes a flawless tool to let Saroo realize how grateful he is to have unconditional love from two

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