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An exploration of the theme of guilt and redemption in "The Guide" by R. K. Narayan and "A Grain of Wheat" by Ngugi wa Thiong’o.

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dc.contributor.author Krishnamurthy, Sarala
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-27T12:33:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-27T12:33:31Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Krishnamurthy, S. (2007). An exploration of the theme of guilt and redemption in "The Guide" by R.K Narayan and "A Grain of Wheat" by Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Nawa Journal of Language and Communication, 1(1), 105-111. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-3835.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10628/12
dc.description.abstract This article examines the theme of guilt and redemption in The Guide by R.K. Narayan and A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Guilt and redemption are treated as one because redemption of the two main protagonists in the two novels follows upon guilt. The protagonists of the two novels are compared with each other because both of them dupe the general public into believing that they are heroes. They follow similar paths of being ordinary men who, in the course of their lives, win the admiration of their people because of a misunderstanding.Instead of revealing their true selves they allow this misperception to continue because it suits them. How each of the protagonists meets his destiny and seeks his redemption is, in the final count, the embodiment of the philosophical vision of the two novelists writing from a post colonial perspective. Since the article deals with the theme of guilt and redemption as one, it, therefore, not only compares and contrasts the protagonists in the novels, also addresses the issue of writing in a post colonial world and how this impacts the world view of each writer. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher NUST, Department of Communication. en_US
dc.subject Narayan, R. K., 1906-2001 - Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject Redemption in literature
dc.subject Guilt in literature
dc.subject Ngugi wa Thiong'o, 1938-Present - Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject Narayan, R. K., 1906-2001. The guide
dc.subject Ngugi wa Thiong'o, 1938-Present. A grain of wheat
dc.subject The guide (Novel) - Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject Guide, The (Novel) - Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject Grain of wheat, A (Novel) - Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject A grain of wheat (Novel) - Criticism and interpretation
dc.title An exploration of the theme of guilt and redemption in "The Guide" by R. K. Narayan and "A Grain of Wheat" by Ngugi wa Thiong’o. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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