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A Horse and Two Goats

The majority of this book deals with some fairly heavy going topics such as the ramifications of child marriage and poverty. However, between the doom and gloom, there are some definite laughs to...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2020 3:38 pm UTC

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The American tourist tells Muni about what seems to have been something of a spiritual crisis in his life. After experiencing a major power cut at his place of work—the fortieth floor of the Empire...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2019 5:56 am UTC

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Muni describes the village headman as an unscrupulous, avaricious, and distrustful person. In the story, Muni only begins talking about the village headman after the foreigner brandishes a...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2018 3:00 pm UTC

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A Horse and Two Goats

R.K. Narayan's story called, "A Horse and Two Goats" is about an Indian man Muni, a Tamil peasant that meets a wealthy American tourist. Through a complete lack of communication (as neither can...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2012 6:15 pm UTC

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For breakfast, Muni's wife gives him salted millet gruel or porridge. She also packs millet for Muni for lunch. However, the lunchtime millet is always cooked into a little ball. Muni's wife...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2018 12:34 pm UTC

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The red-faced foreigner viewed the clay statue of the horse—which he thinks is "marvellous"—as a decorative item and conversation piece. The New Yorker assures Muni that the statue will have a very...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2019 3:33 pm UTC

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Muni thought that the card was a warrant for his arrest. Because he could not read English, Muni could only guess at the contents of the card. When the American gave him the card, Muni immediately...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2018 7:12 pm UTC

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In his short story "A Horse and Two Goats," R. K. Narayan uses the reference to a map in the very first paragraph to give an idea of how small, insignificant and obscure is the village where the...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2020 5:39 pm UTC

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A Horse and Two Goats

The main character in the story "A Horse and Two Goats" by R. K. Narayan is Muni. We can know this by several ways. Muni is the character who receives the most "narrative action," meaning most of...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2019 12:09 am UTC

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Irony is defined as the difference between what happens and what is expected. Situational irony is defined as... ...irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2015 9:12 pm UTC

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One example of how cross cultural differences bring out humor is seen when Muni meets the khaki- clad outsider for the first time. From the initial greeting of "Nameste! How do you do?" Muni...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2013 11:33 am UTC

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A Horse and Two Goats

In the story, " A Horse and Two Goats" by R.K. Narayan, the main character Muni struggles to survive. The setting for the story is harsh, rural India. Using third person omniscient narration,...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2012 11:14 pm UTC

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Communication problems between different cultures are much to the fore in "A Horse and Two Goats." The poor Indian goatherd Muni and the wealthy American tourist occupy not so much different worlds...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2020 6:48 am UTC

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A Horse and Two Goats

Muni explains that the horse statue represents the Redeemer, who will come in the form of a horse to save the good people when the world ends. The American man wants to buy the horse; Muni is not...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2019 10:04 pm UTC

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"A Horse and Two Goats" by R. K. Narayan may simply seem like an amusing tale, but it has a far more profound meaning when read in terms of its cultural context. Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2016 11:55 pm UTC

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The story of R.K. Narayan called, "A Horse and Two Goats," is about a poor Indian man who is very poor who meets a wealthy American as he drives by the village where Muni lives in India. The men...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2011 10:30 am UTC

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The story "A Horse and the Two Goats" shows us a picture of stereotypical rural Indian society through imagery, indirect characterization, and language. In the story, we are told that seven hundred...

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The village of Kritam, where “A Horse and Two Goats” is set, is a very small place—“probably the tiniest”—in India. This “microscopic dot” on the map has only four streets and fewer than 30 houses....

Latest answer posted August 5, 2019 5:10 pm UTC

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Muni is memorable because he is realistic and also comical. The reader can sympathize with Muni because he is faced with the real life struggles of poverty. He sometimes is ridiculed by others in...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2015 2:25 pm UTC

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In R. K. Narayan's story “A Horse and Two Goats,” the horse is a statue in the middle of Kritan, a tiny village in India. As a representation of the Redeemer (as an avatar of the Hindu deity...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2019 3:49 am UTC

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The characters of Muni and the unnamed American live very different lives, and their mutual areas of understanding are quite limited. Muni has not had the opportunity to travel abroad as the...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019 11:08 pm UTC

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In "A Horse and Two Goats," a misunderstanding causes Muni, an unfortunate goatherd, to unwittingly sell an old clay statue of his village's heritage to a foreign American man. The misunderstanding...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2019 10:19 pm UTC

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The confusion between Muni and the American would almost be tragic if it weren't so humorous. Muni is a down-on-his-luck herdsman whose best days are very well behind him. In fact, his herd is down...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019 6:43 pm UTC

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It depends on how you want this new dialogue to be connected to the dialogue that Muni has with the anonymous American. It is clear that the chief feature of the dialogue that Muni has with the...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2012 9:23 pm UTC

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[eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question per posting. If you have additional questions, please post them separately.] In "A Horse and Two Goats," by R. K. Narayan, Muni is a man...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2011 3:48 am UTC

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Any diary entry concerning Muni's experience with the "red faced" foreigner would have to focus on the way in which Muni's feelings towards him change as their conversation continues. Initially of...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2013 6:48 am UTC

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A Horse and Two Goats

A Horse and Two Goats is a collection of short stories. The book, written by R. K. Narayan, illustrated by his brother R. K. Laxman and published in 1970, includes five stories. The title story...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2017 6:09 pm UTC

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In "A Horse and Two Goats," Muni is accustomed to sitting on the pedestal of the statue of the warrior on horseback. Even though he no longer has a large flock of sheep and goats to watch, he...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2019 8:54 pm UTC

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This story, first published by R.K. Narayan in 1960, is still under copyright, so the text is not available for reading online free of charge. Narayan published a collection of stories under the...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2009 2:47 am UTC

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