The God of Small Things Essay | Essay

Arundhati Roy
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The God of Small Things: A Plot Summary

Summary: Provides a plot summary for the novel, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Analyzes the theme of desire in the novel. Applauds the nonlinear plot format.
Although desire presents itself in many charged forms in The God of Small Things, we can view the plot of the narrative as a series of disrupted yet connected events that are propelled by, or a product of, individual resistance fuelled by a Desire to Transgress. This plot of individual resistance is represented through the female protagonist Ammu and her daughter Rahel, as a foil of her mother, and is most explicit in the ending of the novel, when they both commit sexual acts that violate the conditions imposed upon them by the power of their patriarchal society. Although developed somewhat subliminally, through language and symbolism, the fragmented conventions of this plot of desire to transgress (not to be confused with a plot of transgression), works to frame the sexual acts of the ending as the desired conclusion. The ending of the novel performs the function of settling...

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