Isaac’s obscure audible artifact

I went with Chopin’s Funeral March for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s something I feel most people have heard, but are unaware of. The reason I chose it , as it relates to the reading (White Teeth), is because the opening chords have a dreary vibe. I am relating this specifically to when Samad reflects on sending Magid to Bangladesh and Milat’s disconnection from his father’s culture. Samad enters a man vs self crisis of conscience, and begins questioning his parenting. The opening chords are symbolic of this bleakness, followed by the explosiveness of the higher pitched sounds. This, I connect to Samad affirming in his mind that sending Magid back was a good idea, and that he made the right decision, despite it being a tough one.

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