Myth in Midnight’s Children
Myth in Midnight’s Children – Rushdie is brutal in his attack through his exaggerated portrayal and caricature of Methwold. He not only exposes the myth of the so-called superiority of the British, but also the colonia games that the British had played specially since Macaulay’s time to create Indians who were English in spirit and mental dependants on the British. It is too big a price to buy a house to live in but as Rushdie shows it was the price that the country paid for getting its freedom. The Estate symbolizes India, earlier possessed by the British, now being handed over to Indian owners (rulers), intact with the colonizers political and economic systems.
By now Rushdie’s readers are familiar with his carefree manner, which spares no one. At the time of the novel’s publication, however, his particular brand of