God Of Small Things Analysis

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The God Of Small Things It's the smallest things in life which are most often overlooked and sometimes completely ignored. In the novel “The God of Small Things”, Arundhati Roy presents minute details about each character and how their lives are changed based on the societal norms in India. Not only does Roy address the importance of “small things”, but she also gives the title “The God of Small Things” to Velutha, an untouchable who is amongst the lowest social class of India according to the caste system. Although Velutha’s social status is practically worthless, him being given the title, “God of small things” represents all the small things within the story that are overlooked. In a society where big things such as information about social caste system, wealth, religion, political standings, and marriage are important, Roy repeatedly emphasizes the small things having the most impact on the characters within the story. Take Baby Kochamma, Comrade Pillai, and Velutha for example, the society they live in are mostly concerned on social status and politics as opposed to important minute details that shape the way they think. By making Velutha the god of small things, someone who’s at the bottom class structure in India, Roy shows that it is wrong to live accordingly to the ideas confined by society.
An untouchable is a member of the lowest-caste Hindu group, also known as a person outside of the social class system. The Hindus believed untouchables are people
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