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Friday, May 17, 2013

Character of Mr. Mohun Biswas:-


Character of Mr. Mohun Biswas:-
          V.S. Naipaul’s fourth novel ‘A House for Mr. Biswas has been regarded as his impressive achievement. It traces the struggle of Mr. Biswas to own a house. In a picturesque novel tradition, it depicts the chronicle of a low born child who because of physical and economical limitation is compelled to live by his wits. Its story is a series of episodes which through never spectacular are unusual and absurd. His struggle is put in the background of deprivation, crowding and insecurity which make the possession of a private dwelling an ideal goal in life. He is a hero in all its littleness and absurdity. He is an everyman as he expresses a keen awareness of the absurdist. He conforms Albert Calms’ fundamental definition of the absurd, “Absurd means, one who feels within him a longing for happiness and for reason”. The present work is round protagonist Mr. Mohun Biswas and his life struggle to get a house of his own.