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The novel The God of Small Things and the movie Antonias Line explore the freedoms that women posses both in their own sexuality and in the eyes of men These two stories examine these issues in the womens world and point of view through the progression of each generation of women The women in Antonias Line are quite the opposite of those portrayed in the The God Of Small Things In the former they are strong and independent of men taking their lives and sexuality into their own hands Whilst in The God of Small Things the women are subject to the men unfortunately this fact changes very little from the first generation of women to the last The reader sees a progression in the secret private sexual lives of the women but never in the public The women in Antonias Line change the entire attitude of the village In the beginning the movie says that mens loud voices ran roughshod over the womens silence That all changes when the women of Antonias family take over and bring happiness and balance to the village in a magical sort of way Each woman is very much in touch and in control of their own sexuality When Danielle wants to have a child she has one with just the necessary help from a man nothing else Antonia to fill her own desires tells the farmer who proposed to her that he cannot have her hand but may have everything else and strikes an agreement of sex once a week Ammus affair with Velutha breaks the love laws by crossing caste boundaries but their affair is meant to be kept secret The characters of Mammachi and Antonia are completely opposite in every sense of the word Mammachi is a woman who lets herself be controlled by the men in her life From her husband to her son every aspect is is in the hands of
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