2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

The Loss of Innocence in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things
Tianna K. Simenson
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The loss of innocence is one of many themes in Arundhati Roy's novel, The God of Small Things. Throughout the novel we witness the loss of purity in Rahel and Estha, seven-year-old fraternal twins. The loss of their naivety is used to frame the deeper injustice of society. The suffering in their family manifests from two sources: the caste system and the Communist party. It is the influence of these corrupted systems that leads to the loss of the twins innocence. This paper will analyze how Rahel and Esthas loss of innocence altered by the collusion between the caste system and the Communist Party.

Keywords: Communist , Corruption, Innocence, Childhood, Society

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 24-4
Location: VH 1236
Time: 2:00

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