The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

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From what I have read so far in the book, “The God of small Things,” there are many major themes that have captivated my attention. Those include “The Love Laws,” how the relationship between Chacko and Margaret got to the point of love, the blame and guilt between the characters, and of course “Communism.” Based on four these themes many things have gone wrong for the lives of the characters, especially with, “Blame and Guiltiness.”
Love and rules (Love Laws), are constantly butting heads in the book. Ammu and Velutha's love is forbidden because of their social status differences. Rahel and Estha's love is also expressed. Mammachi's feelings toward, Chacko, also blur the lines between familial and romantic love. The breaking of the, “Love Laws” by Velutha, leaded to his death, a punished dead man. In the adulthood, Estha and Rahel were two of the ones that broke it too. “Only that once again they broke the Love Laws.” “That lay down who should be loved. And how. And how much.”
Another theme in the book is based on Communism in Ayemenem. The author Arundhati Roy seems to suggest that even, Communist’s is not faultless as it seems in the assumption that workers, “have nothing to lose but their chains.” But the fact remains that the job they have is a privilege, something that is not available to many people in the Indian population. The India shown in the book, have a boom of people without jobs compared to those of have jobs, that must be the reason why Mammachi remarks,
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