In our Themes presentation today, we were divided into groups and talked about possible quotes, as well as theses on specific themes. Our group's theme was the Love Laws and Mr. Heidkamp brought up a very interesting point. After reading the book it seems that most people feel a love/hate relationship toward the Love Laws. In our minds we think the Love Laws are wrong and want Velutha and Ammu to break through the ridged rules and end up together. However, we are disturbed by the sexual intimacy that Estha and Rahel share close to the end of the story.
The point that Mr. Heidkamp brought up is that there is no point in the book where Roy supports the idea of no Love Laws. According to the story, when Love Laws are broken everyones life is effected in a negative light. Velutha is murdered, Ammu spirals out of control and ends up also dying, and the twins are so disconnected and wrought with grief that they have sex as well. So I pose a question to all of you. What are the Cons of the Love Laws? And what are some examples of these in the story?