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    In the story, A Horse and Two Goats, the horse statue carries great significance to the villages. As Muni explained to the American, the horse statue represents the redeemer, who will come to save them in the form of a horse. The villagers believe that the redeemer will come for them when the worldRead more

    In the story, A Horse and Two Goats, the horse statue carries great significance to the villages. As Muni explained to the American, the horse statue represents the redeemer, who will come to save them in the form of a horse. The villagers believe that the redeemer will come for them when the world parishes.

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    Symbolism is an important feature of the short story a horse and two goats. Even the misunderstandings between Muni and the American are symbolic of the two cultures. Though Muni is poor, he understands the value of his culture and traditions and even views the horse statue as an important symbol. HRead more

    Symbolism is an important feature of the short story a horse and two goats. Even the misunderstandings between Muni and the American are symbolic of the two cultures. Though Muni is poor, he understands the value of his culture and traditions and even views the horse statue as an important symbol. He explains to the American that the horse statue carries great significance to the villages as they believe that the redeemer will come save them, when the world perishes, in the form of a horse. This horse statue is basically the Kalki statue which is the final avatar of the Hindu god. Even the highway, in the story, next to each Muni graces his goats is an important symbol. It stands as a foil to the symbol of the Kalki statue.

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    The irony in the story lies in misunderstanding. Muni thought that he was selling his goats whereas he was actually selling the statue of the horse. Muni unknowingly sells the statue. Though at the end both men get what they want, it is ironic that Muni ends up selling to the American the statue whiRead more

    The irony in the story lies in misunderstanding. Muni thought that he was selling his goats whereas he was actually selling the statue of the horse. Muni unknowingly sells the statue. Though at the end both men get what they want, it is ironic that Muni ends up selling to the American the statue which contains great significance to the villagers.

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    Figure of speech used in the story a horse and two goats are:-  1) Alliteration:- is the repetition of consonant sounds in nearby or adjacent words. For example, in the story when the author says, “A couple of cronies” and “Gawky goats”, he uses alliteration. 2) Simile:- is the used to compare betweRead more

    Figure of speech used in the story a horse and two goats are:- 

    1) Alliteration:- is the repetition of consonant sounds in nearby or adjacent words. For example, in the story when the author says, “A couple of cronies” and “Gawky goats”, he uses alliteration.

    2) Simile:- is the used to compare between two objects using the word “as” or “like”. For example, “….Warrior with scythe-like mustachioed.”

    3) Imagery:- is used to create an explicit description. For example, while describing the American, the author says, “Red face foreigner.”

    4) Irony:- is used to provide contrasting concepts viewed side by side. In the story, the irony lies in the fact that all the while Muni was trying to sell the goats, he ended up selling the statue of the horse.

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    The red face foreigner was an American businessman, who met with Muni when he was grazing his goats. He was a man of a high stature and give the impression that of a policeman or a soldier. The American expected Muni to also speak the same language as him showing how indifferent he is to other cultuRead more

    The red face foreigner was an American businessman, who met with Muni when he was grazing his goats. He was a man of a high stature and give the impression that of a policeman or a soldier. The American expected Muni to also speak the same language as him showing how indifferent he is to other cultures and languages. The character of the American represented the materialistic attributes in human. His only concern to visit the village was to buy the horse statue as a decorative item. His initial plan was to do visit India and understand the lives of the people living there but he ended up buying the statue which was of great value to the villagers.

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    Muni is, “very poor and very old farmer”, the protagonist of the story. He is established in the story with his wife and his goats. He was once a prosperous man but then after a series of misfortune, he had hit rock bottom. He belongs to the fictional village of Kritam. He traveled to the horse statRead more

    Muni is, “very poor and very old farmer”, the protagonist of the story. He is established in the story with his wife and his goats. He was once a prosperous man but then after a series of misfortune, he had hit rock bottom. He belongs to the fictional village of Kritam. He traveled to the horse statue and sat on the pedestal, to graze his goats and reminisces on the past. One day, he meets with the American businessman and engages in a conversation which leads to a misunderstanding. He believes that the American was trying to buy his goats whereas the American main intention was to buy the statue. Muni saw the world through an emotional lens and hence, knows the value of his culture and tradition. His love for his village can be seen through the story he tells about the horse statue and his significance to the villagers. Despite being poor, he is not materialistic like the American but lives on limitless time and memories.

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    RK Narayan’s story, A Horse and Two Goats, portrays a comic misunderstanding between Muni, a very poor farmer and an American businessman situated in a fictional south Indian village called Kritam. Muni is very poor with only two scraggy goats, even though he was once quite well-off. He believes thaRead more

    RK Narayan’s story, A Horse and Two Goats, portrays a comic misunderstanding between Muni, a very poor farmer and an American businessman situated in a fictional south Indian village called Kritam. Muni is very poor with only two scraggy goats, even though he was once quite well-off. He believes that the American was trying to buy his goats when the American was actually buying the horse statue. Through this funny misunderstanding, we get to know about Muni’s cultural beliefs, especially about the villagers regarding the horse statue. The villagers believe that the redeemer will come back to save them when the world ends in the form of a horse, and hence, puts a lot of faith on the infamous horse statue. Though at the end both men ends up getting what they wanted, the contrast between the two men has been shown by viewing them as materialistic and spiritualist.

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    The main humor in the story can be viewed through the exchange between Muni and the American as neither of them share a common language to converse. The American, speaking English, expects Muni to do so. However, Muni hailing from a different country is unable to understand the foreigner. The languaRead more

    The main humor in the story can be viewed through the exchange between Muni and the American as neither of them share a common language to converse. The American, speaking English, expects Muni to do so. However, Muni hailing from a different country is unable to understand the foreigner. The language barrier causes the humor in the story. Muni only knew the words “yes” and “no”. So when the stranger greeted him by saying, “Namaste! How do you do?”, Muni, scared, uttered, “yes, no.” After offering Muni a cigarette, the man offered him a light but Muni blew it on and put it out, as he was not understanding the man’s intention. Neither of the two could understand each other, so they tried to express themselves through sign languages or pointing at physical objects and through this process the conversation becomes more humorous and enjoyable.

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