Essay on Analysis Of The Poem ' The Hungry Stones '

1460 Words Dec 11th, 2014 6 Pages
Un-Traditional Narration

In the nineteenth-century, traditional narratives were the epitome of the literal world. Traditional narratives were written to allow readers to follow along a storyline fairly easily. Stories would focus on order where events would occur chronologically. This type of narration was extremely linear with a start, middle, and end to the story. Stories would have a climax, resolve of conflicts, and then closure usually with a “happily ever after” ending. This type of narration is extremely important to history but due to its linear nature, stories could be found as aged and dull to some individuals. This is where a good author comes in and brings life to a story. By employing narrative techniques, and changes to elements of the narrative structure authors would conducting and produce stories that can leave audiences in awe. This style of narration is known as modern narration, where writers would write to create a new world that would attract readers, entertain them, and then teach them with an underlying message. In Rabindranath Tagore’s “The Hungry Stones”, Tagore writes a short story about three passengers waiting for a connecting train to go to their final destination which is Calcutta. Tagore starts the sorry from a narrator’s perspective; let’s label this narrator “Narrator #1”. Narrator #1 sets the scene of the train, train station, and then he starts speaking of another man. This man will be called Narrator #2; Narrator #1 was in awe of…

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