The Mango Season : Messages & moral values

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messages & moral values in The Mango Season novel by Amulya Malladi

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The Mango Season : Messages & moral values

  1. 1. The Mango Season by Amulya Malladi Presenters : Philip, Sofea & Umairah
  2. 2. Sweet Ripe Mangoes ~ When Priya was a child, summer was all about mangoes, rich, lush, ripe sweet mangoes with juice that would dribble down to her chin, hands and neck. The mango season coincides with the monsoons and the wedding season in India. They are symbolic of passion, heat, emotion and happiness. Priya and her brother called mangoes “HAPPINESS”
  3. 3. Messages / Moral Values In The Story
  4. 4. 1. Discrimination • We must not practice discrimination • Priya’s family practiced discrimination against : i. Females ii. Races iii. the whites (Westerners) iv. castes.
  5. 5. 2. Family Love Perseveres All • Despite a lot of conflicts/ chaos/problems between the family members (Priya’s BIG family), they still want to maintain their family relationship. • For Indians, family bond is very important – stay in one house • Ammamma & Ma • Ma & Priya • Thatha & Priya • Nanna & Priya
  6. 6. Happy Family 
  7. 7. 3. We Must Face The Truth • We must face reality even if the truth hurts our feelings and the feeling of others. • Living with secrets – unhappy life, guilty
  8. 8. 4. Differences in Tradition • The Indian & Western culture – social lifestyle, marriage & mindset
  9. 9. End Of Slide  Thank You For Your Attention!

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