Theme of Sexuality in The God of Small Things and Antonia’s Line

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The novel The God of Small Things and the movie Antonia’s Line explore the freedoms that women posses, both in their own sexuality and in the eyes of men. These two stories examine these issues in the women’s world and point of view through the progression of each generation of women. The women in Antonia’s Line are quite the opposite of those portrayed in the The God Of Small Things. In the …

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…of Antonia’s Line however are free in every way. They are women not confined by the house, but are always outside doing “men’s work”. Their sexuality is their own. The women choose when they want to have sex and when they want to have children. They are strong models of what a modern woman should be. They live for each day. While in The God of Small Things, the women live for “Tomorrow” (321).