BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE CHARACTER OF THE ASTROLOGER AS PORTRAYED BY R.K.NARAYAN IN HIS SHORT-STORY "AN ASTROLOGER'S DAY"
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The astrologer is actually a fugitive on the run, he was involved in a drunken brawl, where he tried to kill his friend(guru nayak). He had taken astrology as a profession out of compulsion. He creates an illusion of mystical knowledge around him to attract his customers. he had a working analysis of human mind with the help of which he could convince his gullible customers. He was shrewd and cunning. He had the ability to turn every situation to his advantage. Not only was he intelligent but also resourceful eg- he operated his business with the help of the light of the groundnut vendor.He hid his uncertainties with the help of his authentic and believable look
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