3 Aug In A Horse and Two Goats by R.K. Narayan we have the theme of confusion, tradition, culture, identity, arrogance and conflict. Narrated in the. A Horse and Two Goats. R. K. Narayan Author Biography. Plot Summary. Characters. Themes. Style. Historical Context. Critical Overview. Criticism. A HORSE AND TWO GOATSby R. K. Narayan, “A Horse and Two Goats,” by R. K. Narayan appeared, in a somewhat different form, in The New Yorker in.

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A Horse and Two Goats

He then takes his flock of goats and goes to the highway to let them graze as usual. Narayan we have the theme of confusion, tradition, culture, identity, arrogance and conflict. Contemporary Critical Perspectives, East Lansing: The American makes his leave with the horse statue towed in his station wagon, while Muni returns home hoats his wife.

Eugene Tan rated it liked it Feb 24, A strange vehicle—a van or station wagon—suddenly runs out of gas and coasts to a stop in front of Muni. Now he is reduced to two goats, too scrawny to sell or to eat.

What makes the American so sure that he has bought the statue? It was one of many stories Narayan wrote quickly, at a rate bby two per week, naeayan a contributor to the Madras newspaper The Hindu. Every day, he herds his flock of forty goats and sheep to the highway on the outskirts hkrse the village and lets them graze as he sits and watches them. On this occasion he has not succeeded.

Mar 12, SnOw P Sa3m rated it really liked it. The foreigner, who tells Muni he is a coffee trader from New York, takes an interest in the statue and wants to buy it. The shopman is a moody man who has given Muni food on credit nafayan the past, but who has been pushed past his limit. But life has not been kind to him or to his flocks: His first novel, Swami and Friends and its successor, The Bachelor of Arts, horsr both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi and are only two out of the twelve novels he based there.


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Narayan was able to finish high school, however failed his university entrance exam. Muni believes he has just sold his goats, while the American believes he has just purchased the statue. Even today there are many villages in the world without modern technological conveniences, and many travelers who do not realize that not everyone lives as they do.

For yb, each man speaks about his personal life without any idea that their counterpart is unaware of what they are saying. I think I enjoyed it but I’ll have a better opinion on it after my class on it. Ramana, in a short section of his Message in Design: His goast humble views of his life and success are presented in his memoir, My Days As Muni watches the road and waits for the appropriate time to return home, a yellow station wagon comes down the road and pulls over.

Rather, Narayan intention is to make the relationship between affluence and worth clear to the reader. Muni is poor, rural, uneducated, Hindu, brown; the American is wealthy, urban, educated, probably Judeo-Christian, white.

A horse and two goats R.K. Narayan.

Narayan is irreplaceable when it comes to short story-telling. A Study of R.


Muni and his wife have not always been so poor. Having a loyal, grounded wife gives each of the husbands the freedom to move out into the world. Open Preview See a Problem? This may be important as Narayan may be highlighting the differences between the culture of Muni and the American. She was sure to go out and work — grind corn in the Big House, sweep or scrub somewhere, and earn enough to buy foodstuff and keep a dinner ready for him in the evening.

Narayan is best known for his fourteen novels, many of which take place in the fictional town of Malgudi.

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A Horse and Two Goats by R. Every day, Muni takes the goats out to graze on the scarce grass outside of town, while his wife pulls something together for an evening meal. Mar 04, Katie rated it liked it. What is also interesting about the story is the fact that the American is able to buy the horse for as little as one hundred and twenty rupees.

India remained a British colony untilwhen a long campaign of peaceful civil disobedience led by Mohandas Gandhi persuaded Britain to return control of the country to its own people. Like many poor and struggling people, he fears authority figures, and so he fears the American who steps out of a strange car wearing khaki clothes.