2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Baby Kochamma and Ammu as Victims and Perpetuators of the Cycle of Tragedy: A Postcolonial and Feminist Analysis of Arundhati Roys The God of Small Things
Lydia A. Whitacre
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The God of Small Things captures the fast spiraling cycle of tragedy that overwhelms and entraps the characters of twins Estha and Rahel. This paper will examine the ways in which the characters Baby Kochamma and Ammu, through their selfish acts and agendas, both deliberate and unintentional, propel the twins loss of their childhood. However, not solely culprits, this paper will also examine the ways in which both female characters, Baby Kochamma and Ammu, are themselves victims of a long standing oppressive patriarchal culture and society, and themselves highlight the role of caste and gender in this drama.

Keywords: The God of Small Things, Postcolonial , Feminist, Tragedy


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 308-1
Location: VH 1320
Time: 1:00

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