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THE VILLAGE BY THE SEA

by Anita Desai

CHAPTER SIX &

SEVEN
2.

GROUP 3:

1. MOHD IKHWAN HAIQAL BIN ISMAIL MUHAMMAD AMAR AKMAL BIN AHAMAD KHALID 3. NUR ANISA BT. IBRAHIM GANI 4. THURGA D/O AB KRISHENAN

SUMMARY

SUMMARY : CHAPTER 6
Enraged and frustrated by his own helplessness he decides to leave his home for Bombay. He joins a group of protesting farmers and fishermen led by Adarkar on a boat. When Hari reached Rewas, dawn was breaking. He noticed that the bus already left so he got a lift from a bullock cart. Upon reaching, Hari rushed on to the boats. All the boats were loaded and they were on their way. It was 14 km from Rewas to Bombay. There Hari met Sayyid Ali, a man who spoke on behalf of the villagers. Back at home Lila, Kamal and Bela were taking turns to look after their mother. Their mothers fever was getting worse and they went out to get some ice. Lila went to find a doctor.

SUMMARY : CHAPTER 7
Hari was getting scared because he had no one with him. He remembered the address given by the De Silva. So, he decided to meet them. Unfortunately, the family wasnt there. Hira Lal, a watchman for seabird for 12 years, help Hari. Hira Lals friend Jagu ran a cheap restaurant. So, he took him there where he can have a cheap meal and place to sleep.

CHARACTERS

CHARACTERS
HARI (12 years old) Brave Leave home without telling anyone. Unsure Was he really ready for that? He felt unsure. (p.73, 24-25) Polite He took it although his throat was so dry but to be polite he bit it (p.73, 31-33)

Honest I havent, Hari admittedI am hungry and thirsty. (p.84, 23-25)


Afraid He began to feel afraid of this huge square with its dangerous characters (p.86, 17-18) Homesick suddenly very homesick and longing for something familiar, he forgot about the path and hurried on. (p.86, 28-29)

LILA, KAMAL & BELA Caring, responsible After Hari had run out of the house, the girls had turned to their mothers bed and taken turn at sitting beside her through the night, giving her sips of water to drink and putting damp cloth on her forehead. (p.81, 10-13)

SAYYID ALI Thin, elderly man with a white beard Caring & responsible (speak on behalf of the villagers) I have come here to speak to you, and speak for youour trees, our fish, our cattle and birds have to be protected (p.77, 10-13)

THE DRIVER (BULLOCK CART) On his way to meet a man who is bringing goods (fertilisers) from Bombay Kind Dont pay me I did nothing for you, I was coming here anyway.(p.70, 9-10) ADARKAR (The organiser from Alibagh) High spirit Go on, go on if you are willing to fight for your village and your livelihood, into the boat with you, (p.72, 17-19)

FARMERS & FISHERMEN


High spirit All the way the farmers and fishermen shouted and sang. Their voices rang from boat to boat. They were all in high spirits (p.72, 27-29) Hardworking It was such a rare outing for them who usually never gave up a days work to leave their village, it seemed almost like a holiday.(p.72, 30-31)

POLICEMAN & BUS DRIVER Rude Where have you come from, fool?the policeman roared at Hari. (p.75, 4-5) Send him back there let him grow pumpkins shouted the bus driver fiercely. (p.75, 8-9) THE COCONUT SELLER Independent I dont need them I fend for myself Im a man and depend on myself. (p.85, 17-18) Strong, admirable & have his own principles Dont say please and dont say thank you take what you want. Be a man, be independent. (p.85, 19-20)

WOMEN (ANOTHER PROCESSION)

Women in Bombay seemed did not trust men to manage for them , and they were determined to organise their affairs themselves
Determined & independent

They held up banners, raised their fists in the air and shoutedlong live Womens Society for Freedom and Justice. (p.76, 2-5)
SERVANT OF SEABIRD Rude

Why are you banging, idiot dont oyu see the bell? he shouted. (p.88, 39-40)

HIRA LAL
Watchman of seabird for 12 years. Kind Help Hari by introducing him to his friend, Jagu.

JAGU
Hardly dressed at all and had nothing on but a dirty lungi wrapped around his waist, while his chest and back were bare and sweating. Generous & kind Jagu was to give him a cheap meal and let him sleep there at night. (p.91, 3-4)

THEMES

THEMES
POVERTY, HARDSHIPS & SORROW
faced by a small rural community in India. The main character, Hari & his family Farmers, fishermen & those involved in the procession

HOPE
Then one day, Hari decides he has had just about enough and leaves for Bombay the Bombay where dreams come true and ambition yields.

RESPONSIBILITY & LOVE


Hari is in need of money to educate his sisters, treat his ailing mother and above all to make both ends meet. He decides to leave his home for Bombay. Responsibilities and love shown by Lila, Kamal & Bela towards their mother After Hari had run out of the house, the girls had turned to their mothers bed and taken turn at sitting beside her through the night, giving her sips of water to drink and putting damp cloth on her forehead. (p.81, 10-13)

STRUGGLE FOR THE SURVIVAL


Hari & Lila struggle for the survival of their family in the absence of their drunken father & ill mother. HUMAN KINDNESS
Sayyid Ali, speak on behalf of the villagers I have come here to speak to you, and speak for youour trees, our fish, our cattle and birds have to be protected (p.77, 10-13) Hira Lal, help Hari by introducing him to his friend, Jagu. Jagu give him meal and let him sleep at the restaurant at night. (p.91, 3-4)

MORAL
VALUES

MORAL VALUES
KINDNESS - We have to be kind to the other although we not know who are theme.(pg 73)

BRAVERY - We have to be brave to explore the world.(pg 72)


POLITENESS - We should be polite with others.(pg 75)

RESPECT OTHERS - We ought to respect each other and treat people equally without looking at their status. COMPASSIONATE - We must have the feeling of compassion for living beings.

SETTINGS

PLACE SETTINGS
Rewas pier
A place where Hari and the villagers gathered before they went to Bombay.
When Hari reached Rewas, dawn was breaking and

In The Boat
They took boat to go to Bombay. No one paid attention to Hari in the boat until someone gave him dry chapati to eat.

Bombay
They went to give their petition to the Chief Minister. They gathered and some of the men gave their speech before five of the farmers went to Mantralaya with the petition.

Thul
A fishing village. In a little hut of Lila and her family stays in Thul, she took care of her mother. The place where Lila buried Pinto (in a shallow ditch behind the frangipani tree).

SOCIAL SETTINGS

Villagers Society
The villagers that go to Bombay consist of farmers and fishermen. They are not used to the life in the city of Bombay.
They amazed to see women marching in Bombay. They not used to the busy people and the surrounding. They did not crossed the street properly.

Poor people.
Bella and Kamal found just a few coin to buy ice for their mother.

Bombay Society
Rude people.
The policeman and the driver bus insulted the villagers.

Busy people.
the people always in a great hurry to get something done.

Concerned
Some of them are concerned about the construction of the factory. They concerned about the pollution that will going to be happened. (Sayyid Ali)

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

RUN AWAY
Hari run away from his village to work at Bombay. He thinks he might change his life.

MEETING THE SAHIB


Haris journey to meet the sahib show the effort on how his hardship and sorrow.

HELPED BY HIRA LAL


Hira Lal helped Hari by introduce him to his friend, Jagu. Jagu was to give him a cheap meal and let him sleep there at night. This event show on there are still kind people in this world.

The END.