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Allegory, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Midnight's Children is told in the first and third person by an unreliable narrator.
Midnight's Children shifts between present and past tenses as the narrative moves back and forth in time. While the frame tale is told in the present tense, the main character Saleem's memories of the circumstances surrounding his birth and his adolescence are cast in the past tense.
The title Midnight's Children refers to the 581 surviving children—from an initial group of 1,001—born in India at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the moment India became independent of British rule.
This study guide for Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.