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INSTITUT PENDIDIKAN GURU MALAYSIA KAMPUS PULAU PINANG
TSL 3102
LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
A VILLAGE BY THE SEA BY ANITA DESAI
CHARACTER ANALYSIS- HARI

BY :JASMI BIN MOHAMAD
760208095005
PPG-TSL B/008/06/11
JUN 2011

FOR:
MISS GOH CHING CHING
SHAIK HUSSEINUDIN BIN BABU ALI
JABATAN BAHASA.

The Village by the Sea is set in a small village called Thul in Western India(near Bombay) and focuses on a family trying to make ends meet. The focus of character building here is a 12-year-old boy, Hari.He is a responsible, bold enough to face the progress in life, appreciate the friendship, able to identify self potential , is not selfish, able to build confidence,able to find inspiration and still love his family. He is a young but responsible boy. He takes care two younger sisters, Bela and Kamal. They live with their mother, who has been chronically ill and is bed-ridden. His father is an alcoholic, which forces Hari and his elder sister ,Lila to manage the family. There is much stress on them due to the constant demand of meeting the need of money. Although his father was earning money, he used to spend it to buy alcoholic materials. He is bold enough to face the life progress.With two younger sisters to take care of, life for Hari is too hard. Hari decides that he has had enough and leaves for Bombay to find work in the big city of Bombay. Hari is new in the great city of Bombay and all alone. A kind restaurant proprietor ,the Sri Krishna Eating House owner, Jagu, takes pity on him and welcomes him to work in his restaurant. He appreciated the friendship. There, Hari builds a strong friendship with Mr. Panwallah, the lovable watch repairer whose shop is just beside Jagu’s. Through his experience with Mr. Panwallah and Jagu and the chain of events that take place in Bombay, Hari realizes that he could actually make a career as a watchmaker. Through his friendship appreciation ,he is able to identify self potential He is not selfish and still love his...
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