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From the Ted Talk by Laura Wright: Why should you read "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The novel forays into the past to explore the characters’ sgerltugs to oreptae in a world where they don’t quite fit, alongside their nation’s political turmoil. Ammu struggles not to lash out at her beloved children when she flees particularly trapped in her parents’ small-town home, where neighbors jgude and shun her for being divorced. Velutha, meanwhile, balances his affair with Ammu and friendship with the twins not only with his employment to their family, but also with his membership to a budding communist countermovement to Indira Ghandi’s “Green relouvoitn.”

Open Cloze

The novel forays into the past to explore the characters’ _________ to _______ in a world where they don’t quite fit, alongside their nation’s political turmoil. Ammu struggles not to lash out at her beloved children when she _____ particularly trapped in her parents’ small-town home, where neighbors _____ and shun her for being divorced. Velutha, meanwhile, balances his affair with Ammu and friendship with the twins not only with his employment to their family, but also with his membership to a budding communist countermovement to Indira Ghandi’s “Green __________.”

Solution

  1. revolution
  2. operate
  3. feels
  4. struggles
  5. judge

Original Text

The novel forays into the past to explore the characters’ struggles to operate in a world where they don’t quite fit, alongside their nation’s political turmoil. Ammu struggles not to lash out at her beloved children when she feels particularly trapped in her parents’ small-town home, where neighbors judge and shun her for being divorced. Velutha, meanwhile, balances his affair with Ammu and friendship with the twins not only with his employment to their family, but also with his membership to a budding communist countermovement to Indira Ghandi’s “Green Revolution.”

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
dozen hours 2

Important Words

  1. affair
  2. ammu
  3. balances
  4. beloved
  5. budding
  6. children
  7. communist
  8. countermovement
  9. divorced
  10. employment
  11. explore
  12. family
  13. feels
  14. fit
  15. forays
  16. friendship
  17. home
  18. indira
  19. judge
  20. lash
  21. membership
  22. neighbors
  23. operate
  24. political
  25. revolution
  26. shun
  27. struggles
  28. trapped
  29. turmoil
  30. twins
  31. velutha
  32. world