Hullabaloo in the guava orchard themes 3

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Hullabaloo in the guava orchard themes 3

  1. 1. THEMES
  2. 2. • FREEDOM FOR THE MUNDANE• THE JOYS OF SORROW AND IMAGINATION• TRADITION VS. MODERNITY• LIMITATIONS OF POINT OF VIEW
  3. 3. • Folk Literature• Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard has some characteristics of folklore(folk tales, fairy tales, fables) proverbs and legends.part of the long tradition of oral literature that was passed fromgeneration to generation before stories were written down.• Satire and Folly Literature• Satire is a kind of literature using absurdity, fan tasy, and nonsense to criticize society. The fool is a character who, through lack of virtue or balance, reveals the vices of society.• The Religious Quest• Indian literature is full of characters who leave home, like the Buddha, in search of enlightenment.• In this tradition, Sampath’s running away to the forest is a familiar motif, for the Indian pilgrim would renounce the world and seek a teacher or retreat.
  4. 4. • Hullabaloo tells the story of Sampath Chawla born in a middle-class family who has no achievement to his credit for which he’s constantly reprimand by his father and derided by the society.his feelings of claustrophobia and sense of alienation with his milieu lead to the renunciation of present existence for the life of ascetic in the tree. kiran describes the elements of magic realism as exaggerated reality ( hyperbolic ).• The mundane background and characters are transformed into something unique having their own identity by Desai’s rich imaginative colouring and perceptive humor. Everything seemingly normal is a bit off-track.
  5. 5. Guava trees in an orchard ( Dinodia Images / Alamy)
  6. 6. • Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard highlights all sorts of foolish characters in Desai’s satirical look at a small town in contemporary North India. Everyone from the Brigadier to Pinky Chawla represents some sort of human illusion or folly. Sampath Chawla is also a fool, yet he is a wise fool. In his naiveté , his thoughts and actions are unwittingly clever.• Sampath shows, through his innocent bid for freedom, how unnecessarily binding the constraints of society truly are.• He is the touchstone that reveals the hypocrisy of his culture.• Sampath’s flight from his society to a guava tree is humorously treated by Desai, yet there is a serious core to it that puts Sampath in the company of other wise fools. The tradition of the spiritual quest is both parodied and taken seriously, for it has much in common with the
  7. 7. • In Constantakis, S., & Jordan, A. D. (2012). Novels for students: Presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied novels. Detroit: Gale.• Pandey, B. (2001). Indian women novelists in English. New Delhi: Sarup & Sons.
  8. 8. • Hullabaloo PPP por Gabriela Claudia Domínguez se encuentra bajo una Licencia Creative Commons Atribución 3.0 Unported.

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