3 Aug In A Horse and Two Goats by R.K. Narayan we have the theme of confusion, tradition, culture, identity, arrogance and conflict. Narrated in the. A Horse and Two Goats. R. K. Narayan Author Biography. Plot Summary. Characters. Themes. Style. Historical Context. Critical Overview. Criticism. A HORSE AND TWO GOATSby R. K. Narayan, “A Horse and Two Goats,” by R. K. Narayan appeared, in a somewhat different form, in The New Yorker in.

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To Take… To Hold…. Narayan has written numerous novels and short stories, many of them set in Malgudi, a fictional but typical small Indian town. When you read a passage or an article,the first thing you should do is to feel the language … Bt are two tasks for you to accomplish when you experience. The American seems a bit snobbish with his fancy clothes and ignorant attitude, a stereotype of an American.

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The statue had been there since Muni was a young child, and his grandfather had explained to him that the horse in the statue was a reference to the mythical hores Kalki, who according to Tamil legend will come to life when the world ends and trample all bad men.

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Is the narrator simply not interested in her diet, or does she skip the morning meal to leave more for Muni? Rather he appears to wish to purchase the horse as a trophy for his own pleasure.


Using humor instead of anger, Narayan demonstrates just how far apart the two worlds are: However Muni has prospered from his engagement with the American. No trivia or quizzes yet.

A Horse and Two Goats by R.K. Narayan

Sadly, her early death kept them barayan growing old together. For instance, each man speaks about his personal life without any idea that their counterpart is unaware of what they are saying.

At this time in their marriage, he is not contributing much in the way of subsistence. The American has also traveled around the world, unlike Muni. InIndia became subject to British rule.

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Muni, an old and desperately poor man, is the protagonist of the story. Narayan’s short story “A Horse and Two Goats,” how does the narrator make use of comic Minakshi Gupta rated it it was amazing Aug 30, At first, most of his stories were rejected.

Michigan State University Press, Eugene Tan rated it liked it Feb 24, Finally, he was able to quit his newspaper job and become a full-time fiction writer.

At the end he seems to have temporarily escaped his money troubles, but his bad luck continues when his wife suspects him of thievery and threatens to leave. Muni remembers his father and grandfather telling about the statue and the ancient story it depicts, and tries to explain to the American how old it is.


Hindu law and tradition dictated that women were under the protection of their fathers, and then of their husbands. Facebook Twitter Email Print. When the foreigner stoops down to pet some of his goats, however, Muni mistakenly believes that the man is giving him a hundred rupees to buy his flock. He also talks about how he enjoys manual work on Sundays with no idea that Muni grew up working in fields.

The main character and protagonist of the story, Muni, is shown as poor and deprived old man, who previously led a prosperous life, which has gone downhill, leading to him and his wife living in poverty.

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They are thin, and the other villagers think he would be better off eating them than moving them back and forth each day. Now he is reduced to two goats, too scrawny to sell or to eat. Wendy Otero rated it really liked it Sep 07, Thinking Muni had agreed to kr him the statue, the foreigner flags down a passing truck and pays the men to help him detach the statue from the pedestal and move it to his car.