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The Indian Mutiny The Indian Mutiny is a short story by Will Self published in 1994 and is about a man who believes he killed his history teacher back in primary school by driving him into suicide In the story we hear of how the main character Mr Fein droved his teacher Mr Vello into taking his own life by mentally harassing him The story gives us a perspective of how evil and cruel children can be in their adolescence When children are together in groups they push themselves to their limits and test their teachers borders In this case Mr Vello the teacher doesnt seem to be able to handle the situation We never hear of one real attempt to stop the madness that goes on in his class at least not before the making of his so-called Indian Army One may ask one self why Mr Fein harasses his teacher to such an extent that he goes mad The early hatred against Mr Vello may not even be real hate but more specified a struggle for power We are told that the class is divided into two almost three groups The Jews the gentiles and the Asians The Asian group is not a real group they dont sit together in a group like the rest of the class They are the only well-behaved children in the class and Mr Vello doesnt consider them a threat to the class order Whereas the Jews and gentiles are in an ongoing competition for attention which must be the reason for the noise and the tumultuous environment in the class In an attempt to outdo each other in being out of class-order the children behave more wildly and crazy than ever imagined by Mr Vello He gets caught in the middle and loses his grip Mr Vello tries to solve his problem in a wrong way by creating his Indian Army He is
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