2009-10 AM Fictions of India - Expert Group on Plot Structures
Expert Group on Plot Structures
Kim The Structure of the Plot
We divided the book into three parts: Part 1: Chapter 1-4
Kim becomes the Chela of the lama
Part 2: Chapter 5-10
Kim goes to school
Part 3: Chapter 11-15
Everything comes together
There are two main strands of the plot. On the one hand the lama's search for the river and on the other hand the Great Game.
Is there a spiritual and a materialistic plot?
Is the quest of the Red Bull the trigger for his other quests?
The quest of the Red Bull can be seen as a trigger for his further quests. If the Red Bull was Kim’s only quest the book would have had only five chapters. At the end of chapter five he finds the Red Bull and follows the Great Game. Also he joined the lama on his Spiritual Journey maybe for his own proposes but this is not explicitly said.
SALMAN RUSHDIE - MIDNIGHTS CHILDREN (1981)
A general structure:
Book I: Family chronic before his birth (1915-1947)
Book II: His childhood/youth until the age of 18 (1974-1965)
Book III: Saleem as an adult (1965-1981)