IJELC

 International Journal of English Literature and Culture
 

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 4(5), pp. 88-95, May, 2016

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2016.043

 

Review paper

 

The dominance of power in The Fire and the Rain

 

*G.Sankar and **M.Sriprabha

 

*Assistant Professor, Department of English, PSG College of Technology, Peelamedu, Coimbatore-India- 641 004.

E-mail: sankarliterature@gmail.com

** Assistant Professor, Department of English, SVS College of Engineering, Coimbatore.

E-mail: sriprabhaenglish@gmail.com

 

Accepted 10 June 2016

Abstract

 

The play The Fire and the Rain occurs in a small region of India long ago that has experienced a lack of rain for ten years. The king proposed to propitiate the Gods through fire sacrifice. So that God would be pleased and send rain to the parched land. In this fire sacrifice Paravasu the son of a learned Brahmin Raibhya, was appointed as the Chief Priest. And the play deals with this appointment and the disappointments of certain other characters. One disappointment definitely with reference to the father going by ancient Indian tradition, a lot of emphasis was put on age seniority Girish Karnad has consummate command over English and he has successfully and artistically nativized it for expressing Indian ethos and sensibility. His diction is apt. His words are suggestive and reveal both character and situation. Economy and precision, clarity, and lucidity charaterise his style. For example, the following dialogue between Aravasu and Nittilai brings to light the fundamental difference between the Brahminical and the Tribal social orders.

 

Keywords; Power, Dominance, Situation, Stricken kingdom 

Cite This Article As: Sankar G, Sriprabha M (2016). The dominance of power in The Fire and the Rain. Inter.  J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 4(5): 88-95

 

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