In Literature class we saw a prezi about Anita Desai, the author of this story.
“theory: rite of passage”.
1. Anthropology. a ceremony performed to facilitate or mark a person’s change of status upon any of several highly important occasions, as at the onset of puberty or upon entry into marriage or into a clan.
2.any important act or event that serves to mark a passage from one stage of life to another.
Place: a house
Time: summer teatime
Weather: too hot
Social conditions: middle class routonary life conditiones bu weather
Mood: tense. “Confinement” in prision. Wrtained and shuttered. Lungs stuffed with cotton wool, couldn’t breath. Choke, sofocated too hot oppresed.
- Find images of animals. What are they doing?
- Find phrases or words in connection to ‘death’
Birds, drooping almost dead from exhaustion.
Dog as if dead dying travellers
Parrots feel out of the tree like dying
Begging for simpathy who’s begging for simpathy in the end?
Mira motherly figure
Point of view: 3rd person
Omnisient narrator is outside the scene. Elevated formal language full of literary terms.
When Manu is caught, Ravi fwsla it could have been him
Specular momemt (mirror)
Ravi Manu (specular)
Whatever that has lots of descriptions is limited.