The contrast between the outward elegance of a person and his private behaviour.
Pappachi, John Ipe, was an ex high-ranking government official, a Junior Director, Entomology. A well qualified and socially dignified personality who always wore immaculate three piece suits and his golden pocket watch. However, the grotesque reality that was locked inside his house was this that he was one of those men of our society who could not see their wives prospering and successful. He resented her talent and never approved of her pickle factory or even her violin classes in Vienna. The face that his family knew was an ugly reality. He used to beat his wife almost every day with brass vase. Anybody would be disgusted at the behaviour of such a man who appeared to be so dignified in his exterior and did domestic violence with his wife.