The story takes another twist when the astrologer reaches home and confides with his wife the reason why he had run away from home, settled here, and married her. The author could have eliminated this role altogether and allowed the astrologer heave a sigh of relief by talking to his conscience but confiding and sharing his relief with his wife brings the characters to life.
It is a very good story well worth the few minutes it will take you to read it. This quality of him helped him to survive in this new world of his and raise his family. Among the trickster figures that Narayan has created in his work, the astrologer is a memorable and likable one.
He creates an atmosphere of a perfect work place for the astrologer. In the beginning of the story we are introduced to the astrologer. He charged three paise8 per question, never opened his mouth till the other had spoken for at least ten minutes, which provided him enough stuff for a dozen answers and advices.
Within the overall structure of the story, it is important for the astrologer to come across as a somewhat mild and inoffensive person who had left his village to escape a life of poverty. The man transacts his business purely on his wits and the ignorance of his clients.
Even though we may harbour doubts about their knowledge of stars, we do feel tempted to consult them to know what future has in store for us. The critical scene which drives the plot ahead: When the astrologer goes home, his wife asks about his day.
This past incidence had happened when he was a youngster, got drunk, gambled and got into a quarrel. The light and smoke of the crackling flare above the groundnut heap, enchantment of the place created by lack of lighting, hissing gaslights and bewildering criss-cross of light rays and moving shadows created the right setting for an astrologer.
Yet he said things which pleased and astonished everyone: The astrologer had left his home under mysterious circumstances and did not rest till he covered a couple of hundred miles. Within five minutes he understood what was wrong.
All others transacting their business nearby are there to create the right atmosphere and provide the setting necessary for the development of the plot. Though it is the story of a particular incident in the life of an astrologer, the major part of the story describes a day in the life of any astrologer in India who sits on the pavement to read palms to tell the future of men.
Thus the astrologer ensured for himself a safe and secure life hereafter. He talks about safe topics like marriage, money and relationships and takes to speak only after the client has revealed enough about himself. The client is astonished to be told about his previous history by the astrologer, and meekly agrees to give up his search for his enemy declared to have been crushed under a lorry months ago.
The writer paints a perfect picture of an astrologer- the con men, the likes of whom we come across in the marketplace and towns. This pact was accepted after a little further argument.
Yet he said things which pleased and astonished everyone: I hope at least he died as he deserved. This past incidence had happened when he was a youngster, got drunk, gambled and got into a quarrel.
Moreover, what leads the reader to believe that this is the story of any astrologer is the fact that the author has not given him a name- he is simply referred to as The astrologer.
The astrologer, realizing that he will most likely be exposed, tries to get out of the deal, but the customer is adamant. The story takes another twist when the astrologer reaches home and confides with his wife the reason why he had run away from home, settled here, and married her.
Curiously enough, at the end of the exchange, it is the astrologer who wins the sympathy of the reader. How can you be otherwise with Saturn where he is.
It is a logical climax reached dramatically. It is a logical climax reached dramatically. Otherwise I will not open my mouth, and you may do what you like. From the perspective of narrative strategy, it is remarkable that while the astrologer is revealed through his actions and the point of view of the narrator, Nayak is shown through his dialogue.
He charged three paise8 per question, never opened his mouth till the other had spoken for at least ten minutes, which provided him enough stuff for a dozen answers and advices.
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