An overwhelming desire

“And he had soon become possessed with an overwhelming desire to live their life. He had been told they were sahibs, superior people.” (11)

Anand, Mulk Raj. Untouchable. England: Penguin. 1940. Print.

‘An overwhelming desire’ really struck me as a moment in the beginning of the story that set up how the rest of the novel would go. The desire to be somebody else is a theme that this character shares, as well as something that readers can relate to.