Evidence of Reading in Reading Michael Ondaatje’s Novel “The English Patient”


  • Mr. M. Rajapandi Ulakkudi, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India




Reading, Literature, Books, Characters and Listening


The main aim of the book reading is to gain knowledge and contains numerous sources of information. Reading makes a person to be depth on subjects. Literature is a unique creation by human to expose, understand, to share self experience. Reading offers human to escape from the present, detects from problems and responsibilities in day to day lives. Moreover, reading literature exercise into the world of imagination. Everyone enjoy stories, it offers a reader to meet with many characters and to journey into their world, in attempting with their happy and unhappy. A person will be creative by reading a lot in perceiving truth, making valuable decision, dealing with complex situation in life and also reading helps one to use the logic and to reason well. Reading books continually make more satisfied with life and happiness; it makes one to feel the activities and the involvement by them in life are worthwhile. Michael Ondaatje works characterize in countless ways the best of contemporary Canadian Literature in English. Michael Ondaatje writing focuses not only on Canadian Literature but focus on the world prospect. This paper highlights on the evidence of reading books in Michael Ondaatje’s novel “The English Patient”, the joint winner of Booker Prize for fiction in 1992 and was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1996.


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Primary Sources
Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient, Bloomsbury, London, 1992.
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How to Cite

Rajapandi, M. M. (2019). Evidence of Reading in Reading Michael Ondaatje’s Novel “The English Patient”. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(11), 8. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v7i11.10093