Alienated Psyche of Mr. Biswas in V. S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas
V.S Naipaul’s novels are concerned with the individual’s quest for identity. In most of his novels he not only chronicles life but also analyses and clarifies the realities confronting human beings. Likewise the most striking quality of A House for Mr. Biswas represents the theme of alienation. The vision of V.S Naipaul lies in a sensitive man’s rebellion against tyranny and his desperate struggle to achieve independence. Similarly the significant vision in the novel is the interaction of cultures and of the dissolution with its alien culture. Alienation occurs when a person withdraws or becomes isolated from other people or homeland. People who are alienated will often discard loved ones or society, and feel distant and estranged from their own emotions. The central focus of this novel deals with the individual’s sense of belongingness. It is a situation where the individual is seen engaged in the phenomena of social and culture identity. Thus loneliness is the feeling of being separated from others . All these elements are present in the life of Mohun Biswas. He is the chief protagonist who strives hard to obtain self-identity and sense of belongingness.
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