First impression: “…how hugely pregnant Ammu was…”
* "Ammu had an elaborate Calcutta wedding. Later, looking back on the day, Ammu realized that the slightest feverish glitter in her bridegroom's eyes had not been love, or even excitement at the prospect of carnal bliss, but approximately eight large pegs of whiskey. Straight. Neat." * Beautiful and sardonic woman
* Judged by society
* “Beautiful, young and cheeky”
* AMMU AND BABA MOVE TO ASSAM: “ She wore backless blouses with her saris and carried a silver lamé purse on a chain. She smoked long cigarretes in a silver cigarrette holder and learn to make perfect smoke rings” * AMMU DIVORCEHOOD AND MOTHERHOOD, she is back in Ayemenem: “Even her walk changed from a safe mother-walk to another wilder sort of walk. She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one.”
Her own impression about herself “ When she looked at herself in her wedding photographs, Ammu felt the woman that looked back at her was someone else. A foolish jewelled bride. Her silk sunset-coloured sari shot with gold. Rings on every finger…” “Looking at herself like this, Ammu’s soft mouth would twist into a small, bitter smile at the memory, not of the wedding but to the fact that she had permmited herself to be so painstakingly decorated before being led to the gallows”
Artist Rebecca Posner's imagining of Ammu, the doomed mother of twins Rahel and Estha, and lover of untouchable Velutha, in the novel. Rebecca Posner
2. The “individual story” of each character (be brief)
Ammu Timeline (until what we have been reading so far)
* Ammu has kind of a rough upbringing.
* Pappachi runs Ammu and Mammachi out of the house from time to time. * One night, he tears up her rubber boots, her most prized possession. * Ammu's parents don't think it's necessary to send a woman to...