The short story portrays the challenges faced by immigrants for adjusting in the environment of foreign countries. Mistry is sharp enough to put forward his message through his tremendous story.
Born in Bombay and emigrating to Canada inMistry is a Canadian novelist who writes primarily about the India of his youth.
His use of Shakespeare signals Canada's shared heritage with India as former British colonies, allowing Mistry to participate doubly in the postcolonial tradition of creative engagement with Shakespeare.
It demonstrates, as well, that Canadian appropriations of Shakespeare extend beyond French, English, and native Canada, calling attention to Shakespeare's particular meaning and relevance within the large population of Indo-Canadians.
Through Shakespeare, Mistry addresses the problems faced by contemporary urban Indians and Canadians alike: Shakespeare is like Bombay. Kapur loves his Shakespeare.
Kapur's sporting-goods shop after he fails to replace the word "Bombay" on its sign with "Mumbai. Kapur laments, "Nothing is left now except to talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs.
Let us sit upon these chairs and tell sad stories of the death of cities" Mistry Richard II's expression of resignation at the moment when he realizes that he is to be deposed speaks to Mr.
Kapur's own feeling of powerlessness against the rise of the Hindu right:Feb 04, · Swimming Lessons by Rohinton Mistry The short story uses a fixation on the human body to confront the immigrant experience.
The protagonist expresses a great anxiety about the bathing suit not being able to contain his body: “I wonder how everything will stay in place, not that I’m boastful about my endowments. Rohinton Mistry's Squatter Introduction The story of “Squatter” is a hilarious plus problematic version of Mistry that describes the depiction of author's mastery.
There are multiple themes in Rohiston Mistry's short story "Squatter". One theme examined in the story is self-identity. Sarosh, a struggling immigrant, tries to find his place in white society. Squatter, written by Rohinton Mistry, entwines humour with self reflection.
Depicts how people from eastern countries aspire for the material wealth of the western countries, such as Canada. It also shows the Indian spiritual attitude towards material interest.
Check out Rohinton Mistry’s short story “The Squatter”, it’s eactly about “this type of squatting”:) A young Indian’s identity problems in Toronto are mainly caused by his inability to “do that” sitting on a toilet.
Rohinton Mistry's short stories are brilliant. Written in simple English without any pretentious embellishments, these stories vividly bring to life the characters described. Being an Indian myself and having moved to the US in the last few years, his two stories about an Indian youth moving to Canada seemed very beleivable and accurate Reviews: 5.