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Aravind Adiga Writing Styles in Selection Day: A Novel

Aravind Adiga
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Point of View

The novel is related by a third-person narrator with focus on several different character perspectives, mainly Mohan, Radha, Manju, Anand Mehta, and Tommy Sir. However, the most prominent perspective is that of Manju, as he is quickly developed as the novel’s central character. In many ways, the novel is an ensemble piece, building its themes through the thoughts and actions of several different characters. However, Manju’s struggles and tribulations increasingly become the novel’s main focus as the story progresses. On one hand, the novel explores interpersonal relationships, especially among the Kumars, and to do so, the narration inhabits different perspectives to explore each character’s thoughts and motivations. However, the main drama of the novel centers around Manju and the decisions he struggles to make regarding his future. Therefore, the largest share of narrative attention is given to Manju’s perspective and...

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