She helped him in his lessons also. To her music was not meant for gentlefolk. She did not like the idea of learning music in the school as she considered that it was the work of lower backward classes. A crude stretcher was brought to take her to be cremated. For the first time she missed her prayers. Just as she feels connected to the narrator likewise the grandmother has a connection with God. The author went to an English school but the grandmother never liked the way he was taught.
Both the writer and his grandmother were good friends. She was fat, short and slightly bent. The offender would be placed in an arena where his only way out would be to go through one of two doors. His grandmother came to see him off at the railway station. She was wearing a spotless white saree.
Gradually the author and the grandmother saw less of each other and their friendship was broken. She celebrated the return of her grandson y collecting some women of neighbourhood and beating drum for several hours. That is why grandson has more attachment with his grandmother. The offender was then asked to pick one of the doors without knowing what was behind it. Feeding the birds was her only happy pursuit.
He is grateful to her for everything she has done for him and knows that she has made him into the man that he is today. When the author was going abroad for further studies, his grandmother came to see him off at the railway station. When he reported her about the music lesson he was being taught his grandma felt sorrow, because she knew that music had been associated with hariots. It is also clear to the reader that the narrator respects his grandmother. Grandmother was overjoyed at the homecoming of her grandson.
She rarely talked to anyone. The author's grandmother always accompanied him to school as it was attached to the temple. But just the day before her death for the first time she broke this routine and gave up her prayers. In the evening she collected the women of the neighbourhood, got an old drum and started singing. Solitude and silence fill the grandmother's days as she distances herself from the real … world.
Rather they humiliated him in the most malicious manner. When they carried her dead body outside, the sparrows flew away quietly. The narrator finds it hard to imagine that his grandmother may have once been young and pretty. This indeed made the common link of their relationship snapped down completely. Plot Summary At the start of the novel, Isabel Archer, an American, is visiting extended family in England. The novel is a representation of the ambitions of a young woman, and her dismal prospects for realizing her own ideas in a restricted, conventional society. How does the author bring this out? Her lips constantly moved in inaudible prayers.
He does not see it possible that his grandmother could have been a different person as all he has known is for his grandmother to be old. People said that once the old lady was as beautiful as a fairy. Her silver locks lay scattered untidily over her pale, puckered face, and her lips constantly moved in an inaudible prayer. He was given a separate room. She decided to spend the last few hours of her life reciting prayers and telling her beads. This itself was a turning point for the grandmother and the grandson. She was not going to waste any more time talking to them.
But she came to leave him at the railway station but did not talk or show any emotion. She is the one who takes care of him from sunrise to sunset. She then learns from Osmond's sister that Madame Merle is in fact Pansy's mother, and that Osmond and Madame Merle once had an extramarital affair with each other. She was sad that they did not teach anything about God and the religious scriptures. Khushwant Singh recalls his Grandmother as short, fat and slightly bent.
The happiest moment of the day for grandmother was the time when she would feed the sparrows. As a child, therefore, he found it hard to believe that she was young and pretty once upon a time. He was given a separate room. She lay peacefully in bed praying and telling her beads. She was uttering the monotonous song while she was bathing. The author is enrolled in English medium school where he learns Science and Mathematics in place of religion and spirituality.
The golden blaze of light of the setting sun glittered her room. This used to be happiest moment of the day for her. When writer's parents were settled in the city, they sent for them. The next morning she was taken ill and she knew that her end was near. . But in the second phase of her relation with her grandson she started feeling bit dejection because of the seclusion she was witnessing in city. Gilbert Osmond and Madame Merle would like Isabel to help them marry Pansy to Lord Warburton.