The God of Small Things Narrative Devices

Adresses key Aspects of Narrative: Voice, Points of View, Time, Setting

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  • The God of Small Things Narrative Devices
    • Points of View
      • Portrayed narratives
        • Ammu
        • Rahel
          • Adult post trauma
        • Estha
          • Pre-trauma
  • Characterisation
    • The God of Small Things Narrative Devices
      • Points of View
        • Portrayed narratives
          • Ammu
          • Rahel
            • Adult post trauma
          • Estha
            • Pre-trauma
  • Time/Sequence
    • Beginning and Ending
  • Relation to Velutha (p289, Chapter 15)
    • Good
  • Old pre-terror (p165)
    • As a reflection of trauma
      • Ayemenem House
      • 1993 version (p1,155)
  • Parallel story lines e.g. front/back veranda and clean>dirty
    • History House
      • Colonialism (p53-55)
        • Kari Saipu (p198)
    • Ayemenem House
  • Dominant voices
    • Baby Kochamma (p315)
    • ODLD Man (p104)
  • Context: Hatred of the caste system and colonialism portrayed through championing of Valutha
    • 'Roy'
    • ODLD Man (p104)
      • Post trauma
        • Velutha (p319)
    • Meta narration (p33)
      • 'Roy'
      • 1969 events described in more detail as the novel progresses
        • Spiralling effect into 1969 trauma
          • Time/Sequence
            • Beginning and Ending
      • Twins
        • Obedient Voices

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