I need to assemble a presentation on The Postmaster by Rabindranath Tagore in 10 slides, with a picture for each one.
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I think that you have some distinct choices to be made on the outset of the assignment. The 10 slides idea is easy to fulfill, in my opinion. I would say that your first slide or two might include background information about Tagore, his subject matter, and what he tried to bring out in his work. Pictures of Tagore, himself, might be needed. Bringing out his educational background, his understanding of the West/ East dynamic, as well as how he sought to bring both a political dimension as well as a literary dimension to his work might be something worthy of display. Bringing out the basic tenets of the story would be the next step I would take. This might include talking about the village in which Ratan lives, the orphaned life she lives in the village, and the village itself. Each one could feature a picture or icon to represent it. The Postmaster's arrival, as well as his dislike of the village, and desire to go back to the city would be the next elements to bring out. An icon of arrival, along with something of homesickness could be added to these slides. It would be important to detail the growing relationship between both the Postmaster and Ratan. He teachers her how to read, she assists him with his various responsibilities and takes care of him when he is sick. She becomes his personal assistant and does so out of total devotion. Various pictures to represent these actions could also be used. Finally, I think that you have to discuss his departure and her desire to go with him, only to be rebuked. Any picture of separation of two people could be used, although Ratan's depth of feeling is far more than the Postmaster. The ending of he thinking/ rationalizing about Ratan, left in the village, might be something for you to think about how to represent. This is something that individuals view in different lights in terms of a happy or melancholy ending and the selection of icon is made along those lines.
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