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‘Cricket’ is what he loves and ‘white hairs’ something he doesn’t. It brings a sense The title of Mistry’s story betrays the expatriate voice reminiscing on earlier. 16 Jan Of White Hairs and Cricket Growing Up and Loss of Innocence Characters used to present the theme. The Father (Daddy)- ” and for all. Start studying Of White Hairs and Cricket – Rohinton Mistry. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

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It is not as though the narrator is a bad son or grandson. The mother, a long suffering individual, struggles with an old kerosene stove that flavors all the food with the smell of kerosene. The protagonist signals to his friend but he does not respond. People dohinton “lines”, or wrinkles, on an foreheads as they age. He is a much loved younger son; see the indulgence Mamaiji shows him. The boy, feeling guilty, as he was the cause of the unpleasantness, would escape to the compound until the altercation ended.

Putting down the tweezers, he picks up the Sunday paper and goes out. Though this may not be something that the narrator is aware of due to the fact that he would much prefer to be doing other things. He is jobless at the moment but hopes that something will come his way soon. Comics read, he saunters off to visit his best friend Viraf.

Of White Hairs and Cricket by Rohinton Mistry

That done, he goes to meet his friend Viraf. Present to your audience Start remote presentation. From the story pick out two examples of this. The narrator longs for the days when he and his friends used go with his father for a game of cricket on Sundays. But Viraf is busy helping the Dr.


We see the happenings in the lower middleclass Parsi household through his adolescent eyes. He only has to ask the narrator and he will not refuse his father. The protagonist — a fourteen year old Parsi boy lived with his parents, elder brother and his maternal grandmother in a shabby old flat in Firosha Baag. When they leave, the building is just awakening. The father is unemployed but does not appear at any time to dispirited.

Short Story Analysis: Of White Hairs and Cricket by Rohinton Mistry – The Sitting Bee

The father dreams of getting the job, and he makes plans for what he would do if he were to get the job. There is also a sense that mlstry narrator wishes to escape from Firozsha Baag. He and Mamaiji disagree constantly. They are physical representations of his mortality.

Daddy says the ad will end their troubles.

Copy code to clipboard. Narrated in the first person by an unnamed fourteen year old boy the reader realises after reading the story that Mistry may be exploring the theme of loyalty.

His novels portray different facets of life in India, especially among the Parsi community. In many ways the narrator is acting selflessly.

It is as though the narrator may feel vulnerable and also see that his own family might be vulnerable too. Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article.

The end of the story is also interesting as the narrator promises himself that he will do everything that his father asks of him. The mother makes toast on top of a kerosene fuelled stove that imparts the smell of kerosene to the food cooked on it.


The boy suddenly loses interest in his task and walks off to read the comics that come with the Sunday paper. Kersi is fascinated by the dexterous way she winds the thread, most of which is used to weave spare kustis. Sidhwa paying a house The dominant influence in his life was the religion called Zoroastrianism which he followed as a Parsi.

Add a personal note: If anything the narrator feels guilty though in reality the guilt may not necessarily be justified.

Blog 9 October Prezi Awards He wants to cry, he wants to hug his father, say sorry for walking away with the task of removing the white hair undone but he finds that though he is wrought by grief inside, he cannot express any of it. Cite Post McManus, Dermot. White hairs, in this story, are a metaphor for advancing years.

Send the link below via email or IM. It is as though the narrator is beating himself with a stick yet there is no need for him to do so. He feels a pang of remorse but stays away. If Viraf’ father could be taken away so easily, his could as well. Since mlstry day the father felt a touch of discomfort while playing, cricket has been discontinued. Words to show concern were always beyond me. Mamaiji thinks Kersi is underfed and sneaks him food.

The narrator remains nameless throughout the story. One by one, the things I held dear were whjte my life.