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The Lonely Londoners

Shattered illusions are directly related to the main theme (and the appropriate title) of this novel: loneliness in London (especially felt by immigrants from West India). The illusions that are...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2016, 11:59 am (UTC)

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An experience that becomes thematic for some of the Afro-Caribbean male characters in this novel is that of being a "token" friend or lover for the white Londoners. For example, on page 109, Moses...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2010, 11:17 am (UTC)

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The Lonely Londoners

Samuel Selvon's 1956 novel, The Lonely Londoners, describes the lives of Caribbean immigrants in London after World War II. Many of these people had come to London with high expectations, thinking...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2021, 4:25 pm (UTC)

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The Lonely Londoners

This is a wonderful topic for an essay about this particular novel: The Lonely Londoners. There are many shattered illusions in this book, which focuses on the loneliness felt by the immigrants...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2016, 11:51 am (UTC)

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The Lonely Londoners

The title "Lonely Londoners" is directly related to the novel's main theme. The main character, Moses Aloetta, is an emigrant from his native Trinidad to England, and specifically London, in the...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2009, 11:58 pm (UTC)

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The Lonely Londoners examines the detached, rootless existence of Caribbean émigrés in England in the period after World War II. While the immigrants like to imagine themselves at the center of the...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2018, 10:47 pm (UTC)

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Henry Oliver—Galahad—is the character who best represents loneliness in The Lonely Londoners. His experiences create more isolation with every unmet expectation and the resulting loneliness is...

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I would argue that it's debatable that there's much comedy in this story. While some of the descriptions and characters contain elements of humor, the undercurrent of the book is the plight of...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2020, 9:14 pm (UTC)

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The Lonely Londoners

Cap serves in many ways to act as a foil or at least an example of the opposite way of looking at and acting within the world to most of the West Indian population that fills the pages of the...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2010, 11:31 pm (UTC)

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Blacks are identified as "outsiders" because of their accents and because of the color of their skin. This group of "outsiders" forms a group... "congregation by segregation." By coming together in...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2013, 2:12 am (UTC)

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