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The topic of this ppt is "Narrative Technique" in Midnight's Children written by Salman Rushdie

The topic of this ppt is "Narrative Technique" in Midnight's Children written by Salman Rushdie

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    • MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN
    • Time Lapses as found in Midnight’s Children Switching from present to past and from past to future. Including flashbacks, mixture of tenses and others. Disturb the flow of the narrator; gap between Saleem the narrator and Saleem the character.Example: * thirty two years before as present. (Chapter-1) * grandfather Adam Aziz’s existence lies along with his contemporaries, from present to past. (Chapter-2) Narrator makes us move by taking us in course of time, place and action.
    • “Language” in a narrative“Language in Midnight’s Children- Structure of language. Indian contextual words. Pidgin and Creole. Interesting words like Godknowswhat, Whatitsname etc. Use of allusions. English within “Appropriation”.
    • Self Portrait with Monkey El Peluquero Zurdo (1949)(1940) by Frida Kahlo by Emilio Baz Viaud
    •   the blend of realityand fantasy so that the distinction between the two is erased  transformation of the common and everyday into the awesome and unreal  elements of dreams, fairy tales, or mythology combined with the everyday  the frame or surface of the work may be conventionally realistic.  have a strong narrative drive.
    • Beginning of the novelReflection ofpostcolonial culture ofIndia.Language of Saleem’sNarrativeMelodramaticSwitching of Saleem andShiva by Mary Pereira
    • Point of view as found in Salman Rushdie‘s MidnightsChildren moving in course of time, place and action first person narrative claims omniscient narrative Frank Kermode: Concordance coherence with moments in the past and future
    • What is Apocalyptic Narrative?Apocalyptic Narrative as one of theaspects in the narrative techniqueas found in Salman Rushdie’sMidnight’s Children.Apocalyptic Narrative and Idea ofNationalism.“Abracadabra” possess lotsof apocalyptic connotations.Example: Saleem, “I had been mysteriously handcuffed to history,my destiny indissolubly chained to those of my country.”