Monday, April 16, 2012
Saleem Sinai = Beloved?
As we were discussing some of the chapters in class today, I noticed some similarities between Beloved incarnate and Saleem Sinai. In different ways, both represent their respective cultural history. Beloved's memories reveal a lot about the past of African Americans sold into slavery such as the Middle Passage. Saleem represents his cultural history in a slightly different way. His life and birth correspond with India's history and independence. He is often viewed as a child of all of independent India. Furthermore both Beloved and Saleem fear physically falling apart. Does anyone else see any similarities?