Clear Light of Day

The Evolution of Bim College

In writing Clear Light of Day’, Anita Desai has brought to out a new and distinct aspect to fiction. She examines deeply the human character and brings them out in a sharper way. The protagonists in her story are not still figures but instead go through a process where they attempt to gain knowledge about themselves and through this go through an evolution that leads them to be more illuminated about their personalities. This paper therefore carries out an analysis of Clear Light of Day looking at how the character Bim goes through an evolution of herself throughout the novel.

Bim, who is the core character within the novel, dreams of a life that is filled with adventure and longs to be both a heroine as well as a rebel. It is ironic that she is the one who remains in one particular place not moving out of Old Delhi. She stays in her childhood home and teaches in same college that she went to as a student but she is not a person who is highly emotional. She does not worry about the present but instead suffers from what happened in the past (Desai 45). She constantly has to deal with the trauma not from a childhood that was troubled or a marriage that broke down. Her sister, Tara, perceives that her sister is a person who is...

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