Everything you need to understand or teach The Guide by R. K. Narayan.
R.K. Narayan's novel The Guide is the story of a man named Raju who comes from a small village in India called Malgudi. Malgudi itself does not exist. This fact gives Narayan's novel the feeling of a fable or fantasy. Raju's life is predicated on a series of self-deceptions which eventually lead the character down a road of confusion, loss of self and then to spiritual transformation and awakening.
Throughout Raju's life, he does his best to be whatever people require him to be at any given moment. When he runs a shop in the Malgudi train station, he is "Railway Raju," an extraordinary guide and procurer of all things needed. When Raju meets a beautiful dancer named Rosie, he becomes her lover and her guide as well by helping Rosie realize her wish to dance professionally. When Rosie becomes famous, Raju then becomes "Raj," a man of influence and... View more of the The Guide Summary
The Guide Lesson Plans contain 112 pages of teaching material, including: