The Financial Expert Symbols & Objects

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Margayya's Wedding Day Dhoti

The wedding day dhoti that Margayya pulls out early in the novel is a symbol of his desperate need to project wealth in order to obtain it. Margayya frequently goes to great lengths in order to appear wealthy when he is not really.

Silver Spectacles

The silver spectacles that Margayya wears and has acquired only recently before the novel begins are again symbols of Margayya’s fixation on matters of external appearance, rather than internal state of being. Rather than focusing on the fact that the spectacles allow Margayya to see, he chooses to dislike his silver spectacles because he believes they mar his image.

Dr. Pal’s Austin

The Austin car that Dr. Pal is driving in Part Five, a luxury lineof British automobiles in the early 1900s, is a symbol of Dr. Pal’s wealth and his materialistic nature. Dr. Pal...

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