Furniture and Possessions in A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
In V.S. Naipaul’s novel A House for Mr. Biswas furniture and possessions are consistently present and their path can be clearly traced, but they are rarely brought to the fore as the central image in the unfolding events of the novel. To borrow a metaphor from movies: the furniture is not the leading actor; the house is. The furniture has a supporting role in the story. This essay explores how the furniture and other possessions in A House for Mr. Biswas underline and illustrate various aspects and themes of the novel from the perspective of what the things in themselves project, what their role is and what they say about the character of Mr. Biswas and his life’s trajectory in the overall colonial context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 17 p.
V.S. Naipaul, Biswas, furniture, possessions, things, objects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-37751OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-37751DiVA: diva2:304886