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V.S. Naipaul
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It was to be like a tiger-hunt, where bait is laid out and the hunter and spectators watch from the security of a platform.
-- Unnamed Narrator (The Tramp at Piraeus)

Importance: The narrator's description leading up to the attack on the tramp is characterized as a hunting game, with most of the spectators maintaining an emotional distance, including the narrator. The tone that narrator takes is cold and distant, and shows how carefully the plan is orchestrated, with the tramp an innocent prey to the animalistic Lebanese, who are determined to assault him for his seemingly irrelevant social transgression.

When I considered all that cloth and all that tailoring I was proposing to adorn my simple body with, that body that needed so little, I felt I was asking to be destroyed.
-- Santosh (One out of Many)

Importance: Santosh's first act of independence is to purchase a suit that is too big for me, and the uncertainty and impulsive nature of his purchase...

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