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The God of Small Things Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20, The Madras Mail Summary

Arundhati Roy
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Chapter 20, The Madras Mail Summary

The chapter begins with Estha sitting on the train ready to be sent to his father's house. Through the window, he speaks to his mother and sister. They swear that they will write to each other. The three make plans. They will all be together soon. They will have school, and Ammu will teach. As the train pulls out, Estha cries to his mother that he is feeling ill. He fears that their dreams and plans will never be realized.

The twins take years to realize the part that Ammu has played in the whole tragedy. They saw her tears, but guiltily thought that they were to blame for her sadness. All those years later, Rahel and Estha lie together, comforted by the love they feel for each other. Breaking the laws of love, they complete each other.

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