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The God of Small Things Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The God of Small Things

This is a story of two twins coming of age in a Post-Colonial India. The book deals with the hardships of losing innocence, set in the backdrop of political hardships, and facing family problems as well.
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THIS IS A HEARTBREAKING STORY OF BITTERNESS AND JEALOUSY, AND HOW THE FEMALE MEMBERS OF A FAMILY HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE OR BREAK THAT UNIT. IT IS SUPERBLY WRITTEN, AND SET IN INDIA WILL TRANSPORT YOU TO ANOTHER CULTURE - BUT IT COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE
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Chapter Analysis of The God of Small Things

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Inside culture (main char)    -   Indian (Ghandi, not Sitting Bull) Culture clash?    -   family young v. old guard Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   Indian from India Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   homemaker Age:    -   a kid    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Indian Indian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Weiner talk!    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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