Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Educación Superior
Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador
Instituto Pedagógico Rafael Alberto Escobar Lara
Maracay, Edo. Aragua
Socio –Cultural Analysis of the novel
Love, love, love alone by V.S Naipaul
Alumna:Ana M. Fallo H.
C.I: 16. 130. 807
Prof.: Carmen Y. Alvarado
Cultura de los países de habla inglesa
Maracay, junio de 2008Socio - Cultural Analysis of Love, love, love alone by V.S Naipaul
There are about 6.7 billion people in this world nowadays, and each one of them is expected to be different in personality and appearance. Moreover, there are characteristics that place us in certain groups or subgroups. Geography definitely plays its part in this matter, because according to the place people live they willcreate necessities that can be monetary, social and cultural as well. Culture defines the way people deal with those can of issues, because they have created symbols, codes and patterns of behavior that are considered unique and proper of the inhabitants of one country or another. Likewise, culture is defined by Wikipedia the free encyclopedia (2008) as:
“The patterns of human activity andthe symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance. Cultures can be "understood as systems of symbols and meanings that even their creators contest, that lack fixed boundaries, that are constantly in flux, and that interact and compete with one another”.
Culture is not only lifestyle but also it is reflected in religion, music, movies, literature and any other form ofart that a certain group of inhabitants practice. The purpose of this paper is to make a cultural analysis of a short story written by V.S Naipaul that takes place in 1950´s Trinidad & Tobago’s society. Love, love, love alone is the name of the story whose characters, lifestyles and manners of communication will be taken in consideration when analyzing how Trinitarian people used to live andbehave way back then. Therefore, this will be a ride that will carry us from the cultural aspects that are typical of the country where the story develops. Therefore, we will study the impact of all of those aspects in communication, varieties of language, and the processes of adjusting to a different culture.
Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, better known as V.S Naipaul, was born in Trinidad,also known as the West Indies, on august 17, 1932. He is a novelist, a short story writer, as well as a journalist and travel writer. He has a very unique style of writing in which he criticizes imperialism in the Third World and also he mixes non fiction with facts taken from his personal experiences. Another important aspect about Naipaul´s writing is the description of the bitter legacy ofcolonialism on personal and societal levels. His early novels and short stories were base in his very own experiences growing up in Trinidad. He uses colorfully the West Indian dialect added to the sense of humor that it is expected from people that come from such place. In a more personal note, Naipaul comes from a second generation of East Indian descendent; his grandfather arrived to Trinidad asa worker for the British colonial administration. V.S´s father was also a journalist and a writer of various collections of short stories, that is were he gets his talent as a writer. He studied high school in Trinidad and then he won a scholarship to study writing in Oxford University in England. In England, he married an English woman and then in 1954 he graduated and started working in his...