Games at Twilight by Anita Desai

Start Your Free Trial

What is the relevance of the title Games at Twilight?  

Expert Answers info

Jonathan Beutlich, M.A. eNotes educator | Certified Educator

briefcaseTeacher (K-12), Professional Writer

bookB.A. from Calvin University

bookM.A. from Dordt University


calendarEducator since 2014

write5,940 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Science, and History

The title of this story bugged me the first time that I read the story.  It bugged me because when I started reading the story, it was clear that the children were not playing any games at twilight.  

They faced the afternoon. It was too hot. Too bright. The white walls of the veranda glared stridently in the sun.

The story starts out during the early to mid afternoon.  It starts out at the hottest and brightest part of the day.  Despite the heat and brightness though, the kids beg to be let out to play in the garden.  The game that they choose to play is hide and seek.  As the...

(The entire section contains 329 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


Further Reading:

check Approved by eNotes Editorial