An analysis of the short story “The Free Radio” by Salman Rushdie shows that the narrative follows a chronological plot structure and is focused on a young man named Ramani and his life after starting a relationship with a thief’s widow. 

The main character of the short story is Ramani, a young and inexperienced rickshaw driver who falls in love with a thief’s widow. Another important character is the narrator, who is a witness to the events.

The story’s physical setting is a community in India, where people are close and know each other. Towards the end of the story, Ramani moves to Bombay, where he supposedly finds fame as a film star. The social setting looks at the condition of women in India. 

The events are described by a first-person narrator, who often acts as a spokesperson for the community he lives in. The narrator presents Ramani’s life and inserts his own judgment when it comes to the young man’s choices. 

The language is conversational, making the text easy to understand. The choice of words makes the text more authentic and gives it a local color. 

A full analysis of the short story can be found in the following pages. 

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