The God Of Small Things Analysis

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The Post-colonial experiences have made the relationships of families much more difficult due to the fragmentation throughout the country. Children and adults lost their home and the struggles and troublesome difficulties they had in their homeland. The development of the colonizer’s land, made them to become confused with where their loyalties should lie. In Arundhati Roy’s novel ‘The God of Small Things’, the Kochamma family is a family of tragic people. It is their own cultural traditions that lead them to the tragedy. However, the theme within the novel is of the people oppressed by the colonisation of India especially by England, and how a society is consumed with prejudices based on class or caste and color that begin to turn on itself, and…show more content…
Hybridity occurs as a result of movements of cultural suppression, as when the colonial power invades to over rule political and economic control, or when settler disposed people and forced them to assimilate to new social patterns. The impression that Sophie left for herself is loved from the beginning. The entire family’s behavior is peculiar especially in Baby Kochamma’s. In the novel there are different levels of meaning other than the peripheral one. It means that people are forced into a unique pattern of thinking and practice which is enabled by the public school education established by the colonial rulers. Roy herself is a representative of such a phenomenon. The post colonial mind is a fragmented post-war ground; a war that’s won and lost. As said by Post colonial writer Edward Said who argued that the West had always dominated the East for more than 2,000 years. Europe had dominated Asia politically and so completely that even the Western texts were based on the Eastern subjects and even most Western scholars could not recognize that it is a fact that the characters in the novel have adopted the Western ways to suit their needs they remain centered on the power structures and their

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