Literary perspective

The short story “A Horse and Two Goats” by R. K. Narayan is a modernist work of fiction. Modernist stories tend to focus on everyday events, like the encounter between a tourist and a local that is described in Narayan’s story. Then, moderni…


Works with the same theme or by the same author

The short story “Another Community” by R. K. Narayan follows an unnamed main character as he deals with rumors about a conflict between two communities. The story also touches upon the idea of failed communication, as the members of the two communities do not communicate and prepare to attack each other based on rumors. 

A short story that deals with the theme of failed communication is “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway. In the story, a couple talks about the delicate issue of abortion without properly communicating and finding a solution to their problems. When comparing Hemingway’s story wit…

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