WITNESS THE NIGHT

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WITNESS THE NIGHT by Mind Map: WITNESS THE NIGHT

1. MEANING

1.1. Kishwar Desai=not difficult words=transmits messages thought books=message clear and direct. Way she expose women's difficulties."Trying to be a girl is not easy". "You are showing extreme prejudice towards a young woman and there are three witnesses to it.."

1.1.1. Point of view intern= Simran "Even after so many years of working with juvenile crime, I am still taken aback with yhe desire of revenge" or Durga's "After so many years apart I will reunited with my sister, my mother, my lover...Sharda"

1.1.2. The tones more used : angry & defensive. "The desire of revenge and uncontrollable rage which children can suffer from"

1.1.3. The type language = most of the time colloquial "shit" "fucking" "chums"

1.2. The message = simple from the beginning The men's society criticized, firmly stand for our rights, fight back against sexism.

2. MY PERSONAL OPINION

2.1. Interesting: women's relevance, disagreement with the women's actual position, Simran's willpower. More books like this=can't take the way men's treat women. Xtiple culture's critics = men favored & girls raised for 1 purpose= Find prosperous husband & produce children= preferably sons.

2.2. Didn't like: not used to read in English= difficult understand things. + Many words unknown=Indian's culture words

2.3. Recommended? YES= who love mystery. Start reading can't keep eyes out of the pages.

3. THE BOOK AS AN OBJECT

3.1. The cover: Dark background, just picture of Durga, colors match with atmosphere/ red title= blood/dense atmosphere=crime, mystery,drama=plot

3.2. Title in the middle= caught attention, red/ Tag line=white/ Spine=publisher logo, author name and title/ Back-cover= blurb, book revie, bar code and book number

3.3. Book published January 2010

4. THE AUTHOR

4.1. Kishwar Desai

4.1.1. 1 December 1956 (age 60) Ambala, Punjab, India.

4.1.2. Before writing books= journalist now known in India since 2010

4.1.3. Remembered book= Witness the Night translated 25 different languages

4.1.4. Predicted topic: Female foeticide, women power

4.1.5. Other books: Origins of Love, The Sea of Innocence,

5. THE CONTENTS

5.1. Genre: Fiction and mystery

5.2. Plot

5.2.1. Exposition

5.2.1.1. Atwal family murder= Durga Atwalin jail=culprit?= Simran Singh social worker

5.2.2. Rising action

5.2.2.1. Durga's sister disappearance=Sharda history=family Atwal's secrets

5.2.3. Climax

5.2.3.1. Sharda might be alive= resolution murderers= Harpreet suspicious

5.2.4. Falling action

5.2.4.1. Durga missing?= Sharda alive & insane= Harpreet=culprit= love crime= Durga manipulated

5.2.5. Resolution

5.2.5.1. Durga released= lives with Simran

5.3. Characters

5.3.1. Simran: 45 years old=smokes,drink beer. Controlling person,courageous. "Perhaps I like to live dangerously, but this addiction risk was hopeless"

5.3.2. Durga: 13 years old,=has not been understood by society =gives impression fragility=abuse. "...she sits down, anxious not to be noticed(...) she gives an impression of fragility, further enhanced by her meek demeanor"

5.3.2.1. Main characters: Simran Singh, Durga Atwal, Brinda(Binny) Atwal, Sharda Atwal

5.3.2.2. Secondary characters: Ramnath Singh, Manubhai, Amarjit, Gurnit Singh, Harpreet

5.3.3. Ramnath: presence = impose power authority. "(...) the slight man with suspiciously black hair combed right across his bald pale"

5.3.4. Gurmit Singhis: reporter against the unequal society . "A tall, serious-looking boy with a blue turban and a dark straggly beard"

5.4. The story takes place = Jullundur. Starts 2007 - ends 2008. Jullundur= tradition = oldest city in Punjab and oldest city in India.(Quora) Traditional = close mind. Appearances most important= mentality retrograded.

6. MY WORK RESOURCES

6.1. Most information websites: Euro Crime, Wikipedia and Babelio, in The Spolight.

6.2. No one I knew, knew the book