The Moor's Last Sigh Themes

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Mother India

Throughout the novel, Rushdie explores the uncertainty, deception, and illusion that indwells this teeming nation: the intermingling and conflicting of many cultures, languages, and religions - although he consistently downplays the latter's significance and positive impact. Historical events intertwine with fiction, offering opportunities for reflection. Both classical myth and modern pop culture offer insights into a mysterious region.

Spice

Spice is the foundation of Gama-Zogoiby wealth. Clouds of burning spices signal warfare between Menezes and Lobo factions. Pungent sacks are stacked to form a physical barrier between the warring clans, and a rooftop love nest for Aurora and Abraham's first encounter. The aroma of spice emanating from Aurora's body drives the Rev. D'Aeth to distraction, and its washing away signifies Aurora's decision to cut her husband off from her bed. Spice rains down on Bombay as the tower of wealth explodes; normally unsentimental, Abraham had kept sacks...

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