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R.k. Narayan's 'the Guide" : a Critical Appreciation

Summary: The Guide portrays the journey of a man through a maze of illusions in order to achieve reality. It is how Raju converts from a tourist guide to a guide who helps souls progress on a spiritual basis.
The Guide by R.K.Naravan: A Critical Appreciation

The Guide portrays the journey of a man through a maze of illusions in order to achieve reality. It is how Raju converts from a tourist guide to a guide who helps souls progress on a spiritual basis.

R.K.Narayan wrote the novel in two narrative styles. A first person narrative is used when Raju narrates his flashbacks. A third person narrative is used when Narayan describes Raju in the present. These styles symbolize Raju's dualism of character and how he manages to transform from a selfish tourist guide to a pure Swami.

In his younger days, Raju lives for his own personal gain. He is a selfish man who finds materialistic values outweigh inner happiness. His relationships are carved from selfishness. Raju uses almost everyone he is close to for...

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