Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai
Hullabaloo: great noise or excitement; uproar. •On the one hand, people acted in different ways: ?Ammaji tried to chase the monkeys, to find a solution. ?Kulfi wanted to cook the monkeys, which shows that people don’t like them and don’t consider them sacred any more ? The CMO was afraid of them and that’s why he avoided them ? Sampath was frustrated and he didn’t say good metaphors any more ?
Devotes started to argue with each other because, some of them thought monkeys were a menace and they had to be removed from Shahkot, and others still considered them sacred no matter what they did •On the other hand the monkeys acted this way: ?They still were harassing people, and now they started using violence (biting people) because they were drunk 2)Analyze critically how the opening pages of the chapter suggest how belief always divide people (118-119) •People start arguing because they have different points of view concerning the monkey’s problem. One group said that monkeys were sacred and they didn? t want them to be expelled from Shahkot. •They formed a Monkey Protection Society. •Miss Jyotsna insulted the spy and she bit him for wanted to remove the monkeys
The other group wanted monkeys to be out of their lives because they consider their behavior couldn’t be accepted and much less considered sacred •The spy was one of those people who wanted monkeys out of Shahkot 3)What is the effect of this Hullabaloo on Sampath, no referred as the “Monkey Baba” or “Hanuman”, as showed on p. 18 and how this end with peace in Shahkot at the end of the chapter. •These arguing affected Sampath’s mood, and happiness •He was confused and he wanted to be alone more than ever •He couldn’t perform good metaphors any more •At the end of the chapter, this problem was solved because people went back to the town and argued there •Sampath feels calm, and he enjoys the noise of nature