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No one can doubt the literary genius of Salman Rushdie his philosophical nuggets of wisdom depth of character development and his poetic skill in tying the novel together Many writers have attempted to portray Indias hodge-podge of religions cultures and morals but Rushdie triumphs over them He writes in a lyrical manner and the challenge in absorbing his intense artistry is well worth the effort An element of The Moors Last Sigh that is unique is that the narrator The Moor does not just come into contact with this mixture of race and religion his blood relation is a fusion of this mixture which allows him to be a direct voice in depicting its complexity Of all the characters in Rushdies novel Aurora the narrators mother stands out to symbolize the theme of the novel - the grand impact of history in spite of human mortality As a young girl Aurora finds herself void of parental guidance Her mother Isabella is constantly engrossed in reviving the family business while her fatherm Camoens is in prison With both parents absent Aurora takes on art as her outlet Through her paintings and sketches a majority of the family history is preserved She had put history on the walls p 59 She used her surroundings as her main subjects in the midst of imagery that seemed to surpass the mentality of a young girl However her young innocence allowed her to reveal things freely without inhibition History tends to omit important details embellish others and it often produces altered versions of the truth In the novel the narrator is aware of this fact and is careful to classify handed-down anecdotes as being genuine However Auroras art is key in discovering a lot of the hidden history that is embedded in the Moors history Aires da Gama the Moors uncle and his sexuality is in question and it is learned through Auroras painting She painted a picture
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