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How Does R.K Narayan Highlight the Tensions Between Father and Swami, and to What Extent Have These Been Resolved by the End of the Story (a Hero)? Essay

  • Submitted by: Hashemi11
  • on March 26, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 503 words

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Throughout the whole text, we as the readers are able to discover the tension that is occurring between the Father and his son- Swami. And this brought up by a large amount of language, imagery and structural techniques.

  First of all, when the writer quotes, ‘you think you are wiser than the newspaper? The father sneered’, right from the beginning of this text, it is obvious that the father’s relationship with his son isn’t a really fatherly relationship, in fact a ‘learn it the hard way’ relationship, and this can be seen because of the fact that the father was talking to his son with a demanding tone which shows an act of defiance- emphasized by the question mark at the end of his sentence (Rhetorical Question). Also, ‘the father sneered’, R.K Narayan uses the verb ‘sneered’, which is to speak contemptuous or mocking manner, suggesting that there is tension between the two individuals.

  This tension is even made clearer when Swami answers in a defensive manner- showing that he is a clever determined boy, ‘Swami disputed the theory’- the writer uses strong words that emphasize the theme of ‘conflict’ and ‘debating’ such as the verb ‘disputed’, and the noun ‘theory’ and thus conveying the fact that there is tension between the two, as to the fact that usually, in conflicts and debates, there are two sides, two oppositions- and between the two, tension is rubbing up by actions and words.

  Secondly, the relationship between the Father and the son. It is clear that the relationship between the two is kind of messed up, its more of a ‘you have no free will and I control you’ than a fatherly relationship, let alone the cruelty and the unpleasant manner the father has to his son. A good example for this point is when the father says, ‘I will make you the laughing stock of your school’, in this quote… the “un-fatherly” relationship can be seen due to the father’s cruelty towards his son when he ‘threatens’ him, what father would threaten his own son?...

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