Focusing on the provided sight passage, please write an essay that answers the following set question. Please focus on analyzing the narrative strategies used by the author to depict the main themes of the novel; do not use any secondary sources.
Your essay is a 5 paragraph essay , it must contain a cover page, essay body containing an introduction, body paragraphs containing textual support in the form of quotations, a conclusion, and a reference page for your primary text. Please make sure to use correct APA format for in text references, and the reference page.
Set Question: Shyam Selvadurai’s novel, Funny Boy (1994) is a queer coming-of-age story set in the context of the first wave of the Sri Lanka genocide in 1983. The narrative depicts cycles of violence enacted against one Tamil family. Focusing on the following passage, and referring to any other relevant passages in the novel, analyze the way the protagonist, Arjie, begins to understand the complexities inherent in his racial and sexual identity in an environment charged with racial hatred and rampant homophobia.