essay on Q&A by vikas swarup

Topics: Movie star, Hero, Vikas Swarup Pages: 2 (868 words) Published: June 1, 2014
"Describe at least one idea that was memorable in the written text(s). Explain why that idea was memorable in the text(s) as a whole"

In the novel "Q & A" written by Vikas Swarup, (the) an idea that was memorable throughout the novel is- the contrast between reality and appearance. This idea was revealed by the author through (the) characters like Neelima Kumari, Armaan Ali and the Taylor family. The second part of the question is why was the idea memorable? This means what are the reasons that the idea stood out, or what did you learn. You need a sentence in the introduction that outlines the reason.        

This idea was first shown by Armaan Ali. In 'reel' life, Armaan is portrayed a hero was Salim wanted. Ram describe, in the novel, him- "Now there's Armaan Ali. The ultimate action hero. The Indian Greek god. The heartthrob of millions". Salim idolized and worshiped him as a god and had put his many posters all over his room. But people are not what they seem to be, as Armaan Ali was a gay and was hiding that fact from the public. When Salim and Ram were watching the movie, a old man comes into the movie half-way  thruogh and tries to touch Salim in the cinema. Salim reacts when he tries to touch his crutch and runs after him and pulls off the man's fake beard and realises it is the movie star Armaan Ali. His heart was broken as Salim hates gay and can't even imagine Armaan Ali as a gay. " Armaan Ali, his hero, is dead". We can see that there is a huge difference between what you see and what actually it is.        

This idea was again shown by another bollywood star, Neelima Kumari. She appears to be rich bollywood star who earns money from her looks/ talent and get the tittle- "Tragedy Queen". She lives in a luxury house with expensive materials in it. Ram also told- " Neelima Kumari's flat is spacious and contemporary, tastefully furnished with expensive wall-to-wall carpets and paintings. It has five bedrooms." She looks happy to people but in...
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