Roy Mocks On The Hypocritical Nature Of Society

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Through her novel Roy mocks on the hypocritical nature of society the son to pursue higher studies in America but not allowed her daughter to pursue higher studies after she finished her schooling, Pappachi thinks that college education was unnecessary expense for a girl, that’s y he don’t allow her daughter to study. In contemporary time Kerala with a literacy rate of 90.90%, stands first among other Indian states. The novel is of 60’s that time girl and boy don’t get equal opportunity. Girl’s education is considered as a waste and girls were considered as a marriage material at that time. Chacko had been a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and was permitted excesses and eccentricities nobody else was. (Roy, 1997, 38)
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Another is that conventional society somehow seeks to destroy real love, which is why love in the novel is consistently connected to loss, death, and sadness. Also, because all romantic love in the novel relates closely to politics and history, it is possible that Roy is stressing the connection of personal desire to larger themes of history and social circumstances. Love would therefore be an emotion that can be explained only in terms of two peoples' cultural backgrounds and political identities. There was a concept of ‘‘Love Law’’ that lay down "who should be loved, and how. And how much." Society was making rules and regulations that intercommunity persons should not fall in love they should not get married these were the norms that implemented in the society. As love is a force that is uncontrollable it don’t see any religion, caste or nationality. Love don’t know the language of touchable and untouchables, religion, caste or nationality. The book represents a mosaic of human lifestyles that are linked by love, whether considered lawful or ‘forbidden’. Ammu break the law the aspect of rebellion in Ammu when she chooses to have an inter caste affair with Velutha is very important in highlighting the boundary transcending nature that love has. The concept of taboo in love was very sensitive in post-colonial India, and the ultimate fate of transgressors was death or grave misfortune, if the ‘laws of love’ were broken. This is seen through Ammu’s banishment from her home and Velutha’s

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