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A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards itEdgar Allan Poe A short story is in some ways like a photograph- a captured moment of time that is crystalline though sometimes mysterious arresting while perhaps delicate But while a photo may or may not suggest inner depth a short story always does In the storys moment of time something important something irrevocable has occurred The change may be subtle or obvious but it is definite and definitive RKNarayans short story the Astrologers Day is a captivating story based on a stereotypical for some phony astrologer in India The story moves to a thrilling plot that astonishes the reader and ends in an edgy theme On the Contrary The Ultimate Safari by Nadine Gordimer is an adventurous yet touching story inspired by the lives of many unfortunate refugees It touches upon many serious and realistic concepts with true emotion and contemplation The tragic story ends with remarkable wordings and not much of a happy ending This essay will be focusing on the evaluation of which story is most effective in terms of the setting characters and structure It will also present the various ways both writers have engaged their audience using diverse techniquesThe setting is an important aspect of a story The setting gives the reader an enhanced sense of the story It allows them to visualize what is going on and connect with the characters better The setting is also beneficial for hinting characteristics and tying the story together Various authors desire to create diverse backgrounds For instance RKNarayan has formed his story in 3 comprehensive places India the hectic market and the mysterious astrologers stall The hint that the overall background is in India can be found in many places It could firstly be found in the astrologers attire The turban around his head explained as To crown the effect he wound a saffron-coloured turban around his
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