Saturday, May 23, 2009

Character Analysis- Village By The Sea

The last few post of my blog are all about the story book The Village By The Sea. I written a book review on the book and shared with you my experiences when acting out Chapter 10 of the book. Now let me do a character analysis of some of the characters.


  1. he is the protagonist of the story

  2. he is the only son of the family

  3. he has to assume the duty of taking care of his parents and his siblings.

  4. he leads a hard life as he has to make decisions which adults have to make


  1. she is the eldest daughter of the family and is the elder sister of Hari

  2. given up school to help maintain the house

Bela and Kamal

  1. they are the younger sisters of Hari and Lila

  2. they are dtill schooling

  3. both of them help Lila in managing the house.


  1. She is the mother of Lila, Hari, Bela and Kamal

  2. She fell ill with anaemia and is getting weaker by the day.

  3. She is unable to take care of her children, protect them from their drunkard father nor work


  1. he is the father of Lila, Hari, Bela and Kamal

  2. irresponsible father

  3. drunkard

  4. wastrel

  5. wastes money on toddy

  6. turned over a new leaf in the end


  1. the pet dog of Hari's family

  2. faithful to the family especially Lila as she spent the most time with him


  1. richest man in the village that Hri and his family live in

  2. owns the first diesel powered boat in the village

  3. proud and arrogant

  4. looks down on the other villagers


  1. he is the friend of Hari

  2. knew that many factories are going to be built in the village and believes that he will be able to get a job there.


  1. he is the owner of the Sri Krishna Eating House

  2. gave Hari a job when he is in Bombay

  3. lives in a slum

Mr Panwallah

  1. He is a watch mender

  2. popular with his neighbours

  3. taught Hari how to mend watches

de'Sivas family

  1. rich and generous family from Bombay

  2. comes to Thul during the holidays

  3. owns a bungalow in Thul

  4. brought Hari's mother to the hospital and paid for the medical fees.

watchman of the factory

  1. hostile towards the villagers

  2. looks down on the villagers

Sayyid Ali

  1. supported the point that factories should not be built in Thul

  2. spent his time drawing birds


  1. member of the Maharashtra State Legislative assembly

  2. led the villagers to Bombay to protest against the building of factories in Thul

Hira bai

  1. she is an old women who is interested in herbs and cures

  2. loves toddy

  3. sent the medicine man to Hari's mother.

Jagu's wife

  1. cares very much about her family

  2. her family is not very rich so she was unhappy when her husband brought Hari home to her house to stay for a day as this adds on to her family's burden


  1. guarded Hari when he slept in the park

Khanekar brothers

  1. drunkards

  2. sons of Hira bai

  3. wastrels

And there you have it, the character analysis of The Village By The Sea


  1. This is very useful to me, Who is learning ENGLISH LITERATURE as a student and I like this very much because this is very helpful to me.

    Rukshan Dissanayake.
    Sri Lanka.

  2. Thanks so much for posting this.
    We are studying 'The Village by the Sea' as our supplementary reader and hence have little access to help in terms of simplified notes and character analyses.

    Thanks again!

  3. thanks a lot!!!!!it helped me soooooooo much!!!

  4. this was very useful to me.but some are not there

  5. Thank you! Sir this helped he a lot in my English activity

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  7. AWESOME!! this is great.. it really helped me alot!


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  9. few points but helped me a lot .............

  10. Hello. thank you so much for sharing this. it's really help as i need to analyze the novel for my individual assignment. ^_^