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A Brighter Sun

You are right to be concerned about finding the themes in this novel! A Brighter Sun has a primary theme of change throughout the book. However, there are other themes that are not as obvious....

Latest answer posted April 13, 2015, 3:04 pm (UTC)

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A Brighter Sun

A Brighter Sun is a 1952 fictional novel written by Trinidadian writer Samuel Selvon. The novel is set in the World War II era, in Trinidad, where a 16 year old boy named Tiger is married off to a...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2019, 12:20 pm (UTC)

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A Brighter Sun

It is quite hard to give a cohesive summary of A Brighter Sun just because the book is so episodic in nature (in that there is a connecting theme about what Tiger learns, but much of the book can...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2015, 3:53 pm (UTC)

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A Brighter Sun

Most definitely, Tiger's coming-of-age begins with his marriage to Urmilla. Of course, it's an arranged marriage in the Hindu tradition, and at the beginning, Tiger is simply an "illiterate...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2015, 6:02 pm (UTC)

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A Brighter Sun

In the novel A Brighter Sun, Tiger goes looking for a job at the road construction company. Having tired of working as a planter and, more importantly, tired of poverty, he decides that he has a...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2019, 4:47 pm (UTC)

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A Brighter Sun

Otto is a Chinese who comes to Trinidad in search of the "brighter sun" of the title—in other words, a better future. Otto's presence in Barataria adds to the multi-cultural mix of the place with...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2019, 8:52 am (UTC)

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A Brighter Sun

On the surface, there are many differences between the characters of Rita and Urmila in Samuel Selvon's A Brighter Sun. Rita is a Black woman who escaped a slum in the Port of Spain to create a...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2021, 6:12 pm (UTC)

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A Brighter Sun

In A Brighter Sun, change is a theme running through the whole novel. In the broadest strokes, change is connected to World War Two. Although no battles are fought in Trinidad, the impact of the...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2021, 7:56 am (UTC)

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