Untouchable Commonplace

“The old man seemed to awake instinctively, for a moment, just about that time every morning and then to relapse into his noisy sleep under the greasy, dense, thick, discoloured, patched quilt” (pg. 13).

This scene mirrors the socioeconomic class of Bakhya’s father as a latrine cleaner. The noisy sleep is uncomfortable along with greasy, dense, thick, and discoloured paints a picture of dis-ease.