“He felt abashed at being seen absorbed in talking to himself. They always made a butt of him, ridiculing the weight of his body, the shape of his clothes, his gait, which was a bit like an elephant’s, on account of his heavy, swaying buttocks, and a bit like a tiger’s, lithe and supple.”

As the page continues, expressions of bullying are displayed. As I read this section, I made a comparison with the tone through out the story. There are a lot of negative descriptions in this novel, which makes tone somewhat dark.

Mulk Raj Anand. Untouchable. (New York: Penguin Books, 1940). 34.