Midnight's Children Characters

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Midnight's Children's narrator-protagonist Saleem Sinai leads a cast of characters who are among the most quirky and unforgettable created by a novelist in recent times. Saleem's most prominent physical characteristic is his ugly, oversized nose. He is gifted with telepathic powers but loses them when he undergoes a sinus operation. However, the operation results in heightening his olfactory abilities, which leads to his employment as a tracker. But somehow things are always happening to Saleem, and his physical and social condition steadily deteriorates. In the course of the novel, he loses a tuf t of hair, a part of his finger, and his sexual potency. His veracity as a narrator is suspect because his memory is fallible and his vision, especially toward the end, is apt to become fragmented.

Moody, apologetic, and solemn at times, he can also be cynical and witty.

Saleem's family is also eccentric and...

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