R. K. Narayan Writing Styles in An Astrologer's Day

This Study Guide consists of approximately 39 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of An Astrologer's Day.
This section contains 823 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the An Astrologer's Day Study Guide

Point of View

The story adopts the traditional mode of third-person omniscience. In other words, the author/ narrator relates the entire story to the reader, but since the entire plot is dependent on the revelation taking place at the end, the narrator does not reveal all the aspects of character at the beginning. While the narrator is forthcoming about all the peripheral goings-on in the story, s/he is careful not to reveal to the reader anything more than would be evident to any passerby. The reader sees the plot as it is being enacted, despite the presence of the omniscient narrator. The use of dialogue throughout the story serves the function of providing multiple points of view without altering the overall authority of the narrator.

Style

One aspect of Narayan's writing that has been noted time and again is the remarkably simple style he consistently adopts. For those...

(read more from the Style section)

This section contains 823 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the An Astrologer's Day Study Guide
Copyrights
Literature of Developing Nations for Students
An Astrologer's Day from Literature of Developing Nations for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.