The Partition of India. Roots: Hindu-Muslims riots in 1881 Time: August 14, 1947—birth of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan / August 15—birth of the secular state of India
—the breaking up of the nation, the violence, and the distortion of human nature (the image of lion, beast)—love and sexuality
Why does the director choose to tell the story from Lenny’s perspective?
innocence + Parsee’s neutrality
What are the significances of the park scenes?What is the symbolic meaning of the park?