The God Of Small Things By Arundhati Roy Essay

1632 Words Nov 25th, 2016 7 Pages
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, is an enchanting book. At first it is a novel that is hard to begin, but when one starts there is no turning back. The setting that the author chooses to use in this story is of an interesting matter. Since it is based in Kerala, India in the year 1969. A time to which, in the state Kerala was no longer a communist society, that had lasted 12 years. As well as, the perspective through the twins, Rahel and Esthappen, point of view that switches between their childhood and adulthood. The key concepts that one can truly get from reading this book is all the inequality that Rahel or the women characters, experience throughout their whole lives and corresponds very closely to the identity of both of the twins that, they question quite frequently. Lastly, the discrimination that India’s society still has, even when they are no longer a communist society due to an agreement that was put in place.
Harsh Reality of Inequality The inequality in the novel, The God of Small Things, can be depicted right away in most of the chapters. And how the women of this time period were objectified as nothing more than virtual slaves and/or play things in the perspective of the male domination, so to speak. A quote near the beginning of this novel proves to how women were belittled due to gender and status, “He stared at Ammu’s breast as he spoke. He said the police knew all they needed to know and that the Kottayam police didn’t take statements from…

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