Arundhati Roy Writing Styles in The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy
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Point of View

This novel is mostly told from Rahel’s perspective, shifting frequently between her adult mind and her child mind. But, the story is told from the third person omniscient point of view. Like a mind-reader, we travel between the memories of family members and townspeople in order to flesh out an understanding of what has occurred. Through limited omniscience, the reader is given a more detached understanding of Rahel's and Estha’s world, and, therefore, a more adult and less traumatized point of view. We can see that their guilt and trauma trap them within their own perspectives.

Language and Meaning

The author uses poetic language, shifting seamlessly back and forth from childlike language and adult language. She also uses capitalization in an unusual way, for emphasis, and to bring forth the importance children attach to some objects or words. She also combines words together...

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