Shyam Selvadurai

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  • Comparing and Contrasting Persepolis and Funny Boy Essay example

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    acceptance of being part of one’s culture. Shyam Selvadurai and Marjane Satrapi, use this theme within their respective novels, Funny Boy and Persepolis to demonstrate the transcendence from innocence to experience. Both main characters are introduced as children that go through an evolution to reach adulthood. Culture challenges the characters

  • Filling the Void: Oppression in Funny Boy Essay

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    Social contrasts and gender boundaries create oppression and injustice amongst the characters in Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy. This injustice affects the composure and behaviour of the characters throughout the novel and it appears in every aspect throughout Funny Boy. Oppression emerges within the Chelvaratnam family, who are displeased by Arjie's "tendencies", and the likelihood that he will grow up "funny." Oppression also surfaces between the Sinhalese and Tamils with ethnic riots in Sri Lanka's

  • Consequences Of Colonialism By European Nations

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    Some of these effects can be seen in the Africa’s neighbor Sri Lanka, south of India, as seen through the eyes of a young boy in the novel Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai. As the life of Arjie unfolds in his home of Sri Lanka, we are driven down many winding roads. The internal struggle of a young boy trying to come of age in a Tamil family hardened by life after colonization and the racial tension between the

  • Arjie’s Journey in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy Essay example

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    Arjie’s Journey in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy Growing up during a time of violent political upheaval in Sri Lanka, Arjie travels an especially bittersweet journey into maturation in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy. The adults in Arjie’s extended family mostly belong to an older, more conservative generation that attempts to fit Arjie into society’s norms. The adults that Arjie meets in the community through his family are individuals who prompt him to see past the confines of his

  • Analysis Of When Morning Comes By Arushi Raina

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    Over the past five weeks, my group and I read the novel, When Morning Comes written by Arushi Raina. This story takes place in 1976 during the Soweto Uprising in South Africa; a student-lead protest against the Baas Laws, which required subjects to be taught in Afrikaans. The protagonists: Jack, Zanele, Meena, and Thabo start out as strangers with different racial identities, but through a series of chance meetings, each of their lives change significantly. During our Booktalk meetings, I was able