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ALRJournal. 2021; 5(9): 102-109 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2021.93763

Search for centre in an uncertain world: A study of V. S. Naipaulís A House for Mr. Biswas

Tribhuwan Kumar, Mehrunnisa M. Yunus
Department Of English Language And Literature, College Of Science And Humanities At Sulail, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia

The search for identity, root, and recognition is the purpose and motto of every individual living in this world. The intrinsic integrity of a human being has divine value, and the dignity of the human being is the cornerstone of a morality and culture. In V. S. Naipaulís novel A House for Mr. Biswas, the protagonist Mr. Mohun Biswas struggles throughout his life for stability and identity in his life. Here, The desire for an own house is equated here with the assertion of one's own identity regardless of other issues, worldly materials and moral support. One can find continuous refrain from Mr. Biswas mouth: ďI am going to get a job of my own. And I am going to get my own house tooĒ (Naipaul, 1958). A close reading of this novel reveals that it deals with poor and dispossessed characters, marginalized men and women who strive to find a place to live and have their own life. They are emigrant Indians compelled by circumstance to find a place in alien Trinidad to live that feels like home. In particular, it shows Mr. Biswas' constant battle to have his own house in which he can act and think in his own way. The house thus becomes a sign of individual identity, unfettered by external controls and compromises.

Keywords: A House for Mr. Biswas, house, identity recognition, uncertain world, V. S. Naipaul

Tribhuwan Kumar, Mehrunnisa M. Yunus. Search for centre in an uncertain world: A study of V. S. Naipaulís A House for Mr. Biswas. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(9): 102-109

Corresponding Author: Tribhuwan Kumar, Saudi Arabia
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