Hullabaloo In The Guava Orchard Summary

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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, by Kiran Desai, is a story about a young man named Sampath Chawla who lived in the town of Shahkot, North India. Sampath was born on a night where a harsh storm ended and a violent monsoon hit over the town of Shahkot. The people in the town believe that Sampath Chawla was going to be an important and significant man in the future. Sampath's unusual, but loving mother, Kulfi, and tough, strict father, Mr. Chawla, were not so sure about their baby becoming a great man, as they saw him in the beginning as a baby that looked very odd, like an alien who had a big brown birthmark on his face. Twenty years later, Sampath was still the same and was not considered to be the great man everyone predicted him to be. Sampath’s father, Mr. Chawla, was very hard on him and was constantly nagging him about getting a better job, and a greater salary. But Sampath did not give his father’s advice any attention or consideration. After going through some difficult events, Kulfi felt sorry for Sampath. Kulfi, Sampath’s mother, felt a great connection with Sampath, and after everything that happened, she gave him a fresh guava to try and cheer him up. After he ate it, he instantly felt the feeling of energy and joy. Sampath, tired of being scolded by his father, decided to run away. He jumped out of a train and ran to an appealing orchard in the distance. He then decided to climb a striking guava tree and after making himself comfortable, he decided that he belonged in that tree. His family later found him and tried to get Sampath to climb out of the tree and come home. Kulfi told the others to let him be, as she knew he was happy there. After staying in the tree, Sampath became known as a great hermit who was exceedingly knowledgeable. The citizens were convinced of his bizarre abilities when he mentioned information about them that was private, and unknown. In the end, Sampath's dream to become part of nature became a reality, and he was free from everything and everyone. In his literary work, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, Kiran Desai uses the symbols of the guava tree, guava fruit, and Kulfi’s cooking to underscore his central theme of freedom. Firstly, the guava fruit is a symbol of freedom

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