Blue Boy - Part 1, “Kindling” - Section 2 Summary & Analysis

Satyal, Rakesh
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The Intrigue of a Tit – Kiran begins his quest to become more like Krishna by identifying a set of the god’s attributes, or characteristics, that he needs to emulate: Krishna’s blue skin; his capacity to be extravagant and a “show-off”; his ability to play the flute; his fondness for butter; and his “status as the ultimate lover” (42-43). This last, he thinks, means that he has to find a girlfriend. He also thinks that at least one way to realize some of these goals is to prepare for the talent show at school, and get good enough to be dazzling.

Kiran then describes his friendship with Cody, who is as much of an outsider as he is but for a different reason: a situation of his birth has led him to have a hunched back. Cody also has a...

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