THE THEME OF FRIENDSHIP IN THE BOND’S NOVEL THE ROOM ON THE ROOF
Keywords:Friendship, Ruskin Bond, The Room on the Roof.
There is a famous saying all over the world that “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” Friendship is a very noble behavior from a humanitarian point of view. It is the most valuable asset in life. It is worshiped by the people as it brings good old memories to the people and makes them happy even in difficult times. It starts from the birth of a human being and continues till death. It is a quality and develops among different people in the society. During friendship people become one and share happiness and sorrow in their life. People not only join in happy times but also help their friends in difficult times. Wedding ceremonies, birthday celebrations, and other large celebrations are examples of large gatherings. The native likes to spend more time with his friend. Where many people who know each other come together to cultivate and celebrate friendship. Writers all over the world have appreciated the concept of friendship in their short stories, poems, and novels.
Ruskin Bond who is a writer promotes friendship with the right words. Ruskin was a friend of Bond, who is depicted in his novel "The Room on the Roof". He wrote "The Room on the Roof" while he was only seventeen. For this achievement he was awarded the John Llewellyn Rice Prize in 1957. His dedication towards his friends is reflected which is very good and commendable. In 1957 he was awarded the John Llewellyn Rice Prize for this novel. The paper aims to highlight the theme of 'friendship' in the novel "The Room on the Roof".