Between the Assassinations Symbols & Objects

Adiga, Aravind
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English Words and Language

The English language then symbolizes the power other foreign nations have over India and their people. Whenever a character says a word in English, it sounds more serious. One of the characters, Xerox, even remarks to readers that "He cannot read English, but he knows that English words have power, and that English books have an aura" (44). The journalist Gururaj also thinks of English holds power, which is why he rewrites some of the newspaper in English. The English language then symbolizes the power other foreign nations have over India and their people.

A Sign in the Cannara Club Reading ""RULES OF THE GAME MUST BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIME" (28)

In the story, "Day One (Afternoon): The Bunder," this sign symbolizes the rampant corruption in Kittur. It subtly tells readers that even though Abbasi wants to break out of the cycle of corruption...

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