Rohinton Mistry Writing Styles in A Fine Balance

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Language and meaning

The main point to make about the language used throughout the novel is that it uses many familiar Indian words and phrases such as "yaar" and "hai ram." At first this can confuse the reader not familiar with these terms, but their constant use makes it easy to understand a word's meaning by the context in which it is used. Otherwise, the language is easy to read and flows well. While occasionally the narrator does describe the feelings of the characters, he mainly sticks to their actions, and the reader interprets the feelings through these actions. The author provides in-depth detail about the settings and situations surrounding the action, sometimes to a point where it can distract the reader from the action itself.

Point of view

The story is told through the eyes of an omniscient narrator who imparts the feelings of...

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