Cereus Blooms at Night

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  • Analysis Of Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms At Night

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    In Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night, nature is as interwoven into the narrative as the characters themselves, and the character in whom nature comes alive most fervidly is the town's alleged mad woman, Mala Ramchandin. This “madness” originates from Mala’s childhood, when her mother leaves her and her father begins sexually, physically, and mentally abusing her, and this “craziness” continues after Mala supposedly kills her sadistic father. As a result, Mala's hearsay-loving, scandal-inducing

  • Cereus Blooms At Night Analysis

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    In Cereus Blooms at Night, Mala’s relationship with language, time, space, and species is explained through a narrative form that creates a literary strategy that represents trauma though the idea that death feeds life. This specific narrative form began in a series of passages that surround the moment when Mala relived a traumatic experience. In these passages, Mootoo’s diction changed in order to reveals this new narrative form. Mootoo began to switch from describing Mala as an individual to describing

  • What Is The Irony In The Jungle

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    The irony of the fact that he was doing such dangerous and masculine activities with a man who was secretly his lover perfectly exemplifies the complex nature of the book as a whole. Additionally, the imagery of the jungle is important. The jungle, where the men would go to be together represented the wild and carnal undeveloped human needs, and also their primal sexual desires. While they were hunting in the novel, the use of imagery made it represent much more than that. The jungle also becomes