Brick Lane is the story of Nazneen, a young Bangladeshi woman given into an arranged marriage to Chanu Ahmed, a man almost twice her age. Chanu takes her to London, where he has lived and worked for almost two decades. Nazneen not only has to learn to live with Chanu, but she has to survive in a whole new culture as well.
A Guide to Post-Colonial Literature? The novel is highly disputed with its most important aspects of identity, belonging and community problems.
Ian Jack, the editor of the Granta Magazine said: Sylhettis, however, are the people her characters though not their author live among.
I spent a week […] in Sylhet […]. In a way, they are a compliment to it an to an ambitious idea of what fiction can still do. They feel the book portrays Bangladeshis in Brick Lane as backward, uneducated and unsophisticated. While Brick Lane is meant to be satirical, it can be read as a drama, for in terms of living the novel focusses on the buddhist aspect that its characters have been put on earth just to suffer.
This research paper will consist of two main parts. In the first one, I will give an exact analysis and interpretation of the novel attending to the most important aspects like characterization, the structure and the theme of the novel, for example.
The second main part will deal with the question if Brick Lane suits the values of postcolonialism with close regard to postcolonial theory. To have a short overview of the author, I will give a brief biography of Ali.
She grew up in Bolton, [Greater Manchester], and studied politics, philosophy and economics at [Oxford University]. She worked in publishing, design and branding before having children, [a son and a daughter, and starting to write].
Later on, it was also published by Black Swan in She can barely speak English and is dependent on her self-obsessed husband Chanu, aged fourty, who has lived in England for fifteen years. Nazneen is submissive and runs the household. Chanu who is well-educated and talks about his professional plans and promotion all the time is selfish and patronizing.
After their first baby dies due to disregard to the importance of fate they have two daughters. Nazneen stays in touch with her sister Hasina, who lives in Bangladesh, via letter exchange all over the time. Bythe daugthers are almost teenagers, Chanu has a driving job and Nazneen gets to know Karim, a young radical and gang leader of the Bengal Tigers, for whom she sews clothes.
Nazneen has improved her English and explored the neighbourhood of Brick Lane. She has an affair with Karim and is full of doubts about everything concerning her life and future. Azad and the obtrusive Mrs. Nazneen decides to end her affair with Karim. The future and all its events are uncertain with a glimpse of hope.
Plot, Structure and Style The action takes place in the period of time from to I would subdivide the novel into two main parts. The year can be read as an introduction or a kind of preface to tell the reader the importance of fate.
Page fifteen and sixteen in a way already tell the reader the most important facts that are going to happen to Nazneen until she will be thirtyfour p. The main event is the loss of the first child. Then the time period from to is told through letters from Hasina to Nazneen.
This can be considered as fast motion. However, the ending remains uncertain. According to the value of time, it is most affecting and moving how much Nazneen and her husband achieved in this long period of time with regard to all their aims in life. Indeed, they have not reached much. Another important and much more occuring aspect here is the treatment of language in the novel.
First of all, the novel is read in English. Brick Lane comes to [the reader] as if it were a work of translation.Brick Lane is the story of Nazneen, a young Bangladeshi woman given into an arranged marriage to Chanu Ahmed, a man almost twice her age.
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Brick Lane: A Guide to Post-Colonial Literature? 4. Conclusion.
What is the summary for Brick Lane? Call me +44 96 +1 ; [email protected]; Skip to content. Menu. Home; Thesis help; Buy Now! Writing a PhD thesis; Writing thesis; What is the summary for Brick Lane? What is the summary for Brick Lane? This book describes the characters - mainly immigrants - that the author came to know during a year living in a run-down flat in Brick Lane. Interesting to me as I am married to an ex-East Ender from Whitechapel who knew Brick Lane well as a boy, and I know enough about the area to have a point of comparison.4/5. In this novel about sisters separated not by choice but by chance and temperament, blood represents the ties of family. Naturally, when Nazneen spills her blood, she thinks of Hasina, whose elopement has complicated Nazneen’s ideas of fate.
Bibliography. 1. Introduction.
This research paper deals with Monica Ali´s first novel Brick Lane, an epic saga about a Bangladeshi family living in London, which explores the British immigration experience. The novel is highly disputed with its most important aspects of identity, . Brick Lane by Monica Ali pp, Doubleday, £ When you begin Monica Ali's first novel, which catapulted her on to the Granta best young British novelists list before it was even published.
Brick Lane Major Character Analysis Nazneen This is the protagonist of the novel who undergoes a remarkable transformation sourced in her evolving awareness of .
In this novel about sisters separated not by choice but by chance and temperament, blood represents the ties of family.
Naturally, when Nazneen spills her blood, she thinks of Hasina, whose elopement has complicated Nazneen’s ideas of fate.