Arundhati Roy Analysis

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Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

In The God of Small Things, what are Ammu’s motivations for becoming involved with Velutha?

How does Arundhati Roy use images of nature to enhance the plot of The God of Small Things?

How does the issue of personal freedom play out in The God of Small Things?

What is the community of Ayemenem willing to do to maintain the status quo?

What are Baby Kochamma’s motivations for reporting Velutha to the police?

Did anyone actually intend to kill Velutha?

How does Sophie Mol’s death change the family?

Bibliography

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Bhatt, Indira, and Indira Nityanandam, eds. Explorations: Arundhati Roy’s “The God of Small Things.” New Delhi, India: Creative Books, 1999.

Kakutani, Michiko. “Melodrama as Structure for Subtlety. The New York Times, June 3, 1997, p. C15.

Pathak, R. S., ed. The Fictional World of Arundhati Roy. New Delhi, India: Creative Books, 2001.

Rushdie, Salman. “Notes on Writing and the Nation.” In Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction, 1992-2002. New York: Random House, 2002.

Updike, John. “Mother Tongues: Subduing the Language of the Colonizer.” The New Yorker 72, no. 17 (June 23-30, 1997): 156-159.