Theme Of Alienation In The God Of Small Things

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This paper deals with the emotional alienation in Arundhati Roy’s The god of Small Things. Our society has created an identity for women since ancient days. Women are considered as a weaker sex and inferior to men. Though she plays an important role in her life, she is not found as an individual human being with all emotions and sufferings. She is supposed to live a life of dedication, surrendering and devotion. In Indian fiction, the women are modeled with the above qualities. Those qualities of women created a large impact on the Indian psyche and the expectation of society, and consciously or unconsciously they have molded themselves to conform to this image. The expectations were raised regarding the behaviour of women, women were been…show more content…
She is perhaps the first Indian Women novelist who gained such a big global market for Indian Writing in English. The novel The God of Small Things became so immensely popular among lovers of fiction. Arundhati Roy was not only a leisure girl with all the time to try out an ambitious opus but a brave and promising writer in English. Some literary critics have contradictory views on Arundhati Roy’s creative genius. Such critics have perceived a rather new, arrogant girl showing up, one who even finds it gallant to be compared to Rushdie and has developed a sense of inverted show for all that. Yet, she remains a Kottayam girl. The sense of moral uprightness of a Christian community seeps through in her book. The God of Small Things is an autobiographical type of novel. The character of Ammu in the novel represents Mrs. Mary Roy, Arundhati Roy’s mother Ammu is a South Indian lady. She has married a Bengali man with Roy surname. Since Ammu and her husband belong to two different states, there is very much cultural difference between husband and wife. It results into several problems. Their marriage life is full of conflicts. “Ammu is not happy at all. Her husband gives her a divorce. Then she is over burdened with the responsibility of bringing up two children. Ammu’s struggle for her dear children’s education and livelihood touches our hearts”. (Chakravaty
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