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A. Prose: Fiction Assignment. 1) Introduction to theme 2) Poetic techniques 3) Language to create meaning 4) Creation of character 5) Manipulation of tone and diction
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A. Prose: Fiction Assignment Midnight’s Children is written by Salman Rashied, who was born in Bombay, India but lives in England. This is an English novel written in the first person narrative that is from the perspective of Saleem Sinia. Reading the passage it is quite clear that the theme here is Saleem Sinia’s attitude towards and the significance of India’s …show more content…
In line fourteen Saleem stresses how he is mocked and ridiculed ‘variously called Snotnose, Stainface, Baldy, Sniffer, Buddha ‘ (Rushdie, 1982) This indicates, Saleem’s feelings of dismay toward his fellow people who have mocked him not only because of the significance of his birth but also his gifts. Saleem is caught in the middle of a religious battle field as because of his gifts, line 14 ‘Buddha and even Piece-of-the-Moon,’ (Rushdie, 1982).
In order to make meaning out of his life, Saleem must first “swallow the world”. He must understand his country’s colonial past; make sense its burgeoning independent present, and come to terms with his [and India’s] post-colonial identity (Miller, 2000-2013). Saleem struggles to find his identity as it is intertwined with that of India’s, ‘my destinies indissolubly chained to those of my country’ (Rushdie, 1982). India’s independence has dominated the vulnerability of his humanity, it affects his whole life, even that as a new born baby, ‘And I couldn’t even wipe my own nose at the time’ (Rushdie, 1982). India’s dependence, the split of a country in two, can cause a radical division in society. A person reading this story may feel excluded, owing to a lack of knowledge of the country’s significant history, whereas others may feel included as they have significant background information on India’s history. The use of alliteration in line fourteen ‘Snotnose,