Monday, April 16, 2012
I think it is interesting that once again in Midnight's Children, just like in The Tin Drum, the motif of a mystery father is present. Saleem makes it very difficult to figure out his father's identity. Saleem's alleged mother loves another (Nadir) but has a child with Ahmed. Then her child is switched at birth with that of Wee Willie Winkie, the clown, whose wife had an affair with an Englishman named William Methwold. Soooooo it all boils down to Saleem not actually being related to his "parents" and being the son of Methwold. Yet again another Gunter Grass parallel.
Posted by mere at 1:33 AM