Clear distinction btn the 2 main settings: Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering heights
On a valley with garden trees and a wild green park
beautiful, a splendid place carpeted with crimson (48)
Lower than WH closer to civiliz
Bronte presents ghosts in an ambiguous way that the reader is unsure of whether they really exist
o Ghost of Catherine could be just a figment of Lockwoods nightmares
o Ghosts symbolize a lack of closure for the lovers Heathcliff wants to
In the 1977 elections Indira Gandhis Congress party lost the
general elections to the Janata Party. The Janata Party ruled
over India for a while, but they dealt harshly with Indira Gandhi
- eliciting sympathy for her from the public. This, along
Blindness is a motif that keeps appearing throughout the novel and it is used to
represent the corruption in India.
Quotes that pertain to blindness are:
1. It was not a case of being blind to dangerOnly, removing the blindfold was
Acceptance [verandah, kitchen, food, cat, cup]
In the novel, Dina Dalal is initially discomforted by the physical presence of the tailors
when they come to do their piecemeal work in her home. She comments about the alien
smell of their urine in her toile
Throughout the novel, there is a recurring reference to Avinashs chessboard; we come to
find that the chessboard is a symbol for life.
Maneck remembered the early days with him, when their friendship was new.
Everything I do is chess,
Ibrahims folder is symbolic of his own life and his job. It is also symbolic of
Ibrahim sees his folder as a representation of himself and his job. When the folder
was handed down to him, it had not been of plastic, but rudely fashi
The flat is the symbol of her independence. She is able to retain both, the flat and
her independence, only so long as she has the income from her tailoring business. Hence,
Dina and the tailors are mutually dependent on each other. She needs t
There are 5 groups that make up the castes these are: The Brahmins, Kshatriyas,
Vaisyas, Shudras, and Dalit. The ranks of the caste system are derived from a legend in
which each group comes from a primordial being.
1. The Brahmins (priests, academics) co
In January 1946 mutinies broke out within the British army
stationed in India and most specifically the Royal Indian
navy. These uprisings stemmed from frustration and were
publicly supported in India, but were quickly quashed. Despite
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special on India; the history of the religious and political
background, and Rohinton Mistrys A Fine Balance.
The British East India Company is founded in England and is