By using diction, speech, and point of view, Desai emphasizes how uncomfortable Arun feels, and shows us exactly what he thinks of the beach. At the same time, the diction used in talking about Mrs. This demonstrates how Mrs. Patton and Arun have very different emotions regarding the beach, and how Mrs.
Analysis Of Fasting Feasting By Anita Desai
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These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. We are thankful for their contributions and encourage you to make your own. The setting of the novel is in a small Indian town at a time when there are huge cultural changes from the traditional to the modern. The narrator is in the third person and holds the view the cultural norms such as early marriage should be done away with. The tone is solemn for the narrator tells of the sad stories of various characters such as Uma and Arun. The mood of the novel is sombre for the characters lead miserable lives to please society.
In the passage "Fasting, Feasting," i feel that Desai's use of point of view, diction and syntax helped emphasize Arun's awkward and unpleasant experience. In the beginning when Desai is explaining Arun and Melanie's encounter, she uses words like 'despondent' and 'challengingly' which create an uncomfortable tone and makes the two's relationship seem almost competitive. Throughout the passage, the point of view being used seems to focus on Arun, rather than Melanie or Mrs. In the beginning of the passage, Desai uses informal, short sentences and sentence fragments, but as the passage continues, it changes to formal, long, and more complex sentences, what is that showing about Arun's experience? Sally Kang Period 3 I think that the informal and short sentences in the beginning of the passage was used to make the passage sound awkward like the awkwardness between Araun and Melanie.
Mario Jaimes Period 2 In the first paragraph of the passage, you can already tell that Arun doesn't want to go to the beach through his body language. As Melanie is being introduced in the passage, she gives Arun a mean look. This adds on to why Arun feels so hopeless, and the reader can feel that he is homesick through his and Melanie's actions.