Rajam and Mani by R.K. Narayan

Rajam and Mani - R.K. Narayan

In Rajam and Mani by R.K. Narayan we have the theme of conflict, jealousy, fear, friendship and loyalty. Taken from his Swami and Friends collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realizes that Narayan may be exploring the theme of conflict. Despite the calm environment […]

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No Place to Make Love by Langston Hughes

No Place to Make Love - Langston Hughes

In No Place to Make Love by Langston Hughes we have the theme of struggle, privacy, responsibility, conflict, desperation and hope. Taken from his Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and the reader realizes from the beginning of the story that Hughes may be exploring the theme of struggle. The narrator […]

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In Error by Rudyard Kipling

In Error - Rudyard Kipling

In the story In Error by Rudyard Kipling we have the theme of alcoholism, dependency, respect, control, connection and jealousy. Taken from his Plain Tales from the Hills collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realizes that Kipling may be exploring the theme of alcoholism. Moriarty has […]

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The Fight by Ruskin Bond

The Fight - Ruskin Bond

In The Fight by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of conflict, friendship, pride, connection and respect. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realizes that Bond may be exploring the theme of conflict. Ranji ends up fighting Suraj for the […]

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The Blind Men and the Elephant by James Baldwin

The Blind Men and the Elephant - James Baldwin

In the James Baldwin adapted parable, The Blind Men and the Elephant, we have the theme of curiosity, perception, ignorance and conflict. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realizes from the beginning of the story that Baldwin may be exploring the theme of curiosity. The blind men have never seen an elephant before and do […]

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The M.C.C. by R.K. Narayan

The M.C.C. - R.K. Narayan

In The M.C.C. by R.K. Narayan we have the theme of identity, isolation, loneliness, determination, friendship and innocence. Taken from his Swami and Friends collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realizes that Narayan may be exploring the theme of identity. Swaminathan has changed schools and does […]

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The Dreamer by Saki (H.H. Munro)

The Dreamer - Saki

In The Dreamer by Saki we have the theme of consumerism, materialism, greed, self-importance, independence and dreaming. Taken from his The Compete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story that reader realizes that Saki may be exploring the theme of materialism. Adela does not need […]

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In The Shadow of War by Ben Okri

In The Shadow of War - Ben Okri

In the shorty story In The Shadow of War by Ben Okri we have the theme of conflict, trust, connection, innocence and fear. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator it becomes clear to the reader from the beginning of the story that Okri may be exploring the theme of conflict. The war that is occurring in Omovo’s […]

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Going Home by Ruskin Bond

Going Home - Ruskin Bond

In Going Home by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of struggle, innocence, control, conflict, kindness, trust and happiness. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the reader realizes after reading the story that Bond may be exploring the theme of struggle. Daya Ram struggles throughout the story despite at times enjoying himself. The card game and drinking of the […]

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On Good Resolutions by Robert Lynd

On Good Resolutions - Robert Lynd

In the essay On Good Resolutions by Robert Lynd we have the theme of respect, virtue, morality, maturity and habit. Taken from his The Book of This and That the reader realizes from the beginning of the essay that Lynd may be exploring the theme of respect. Lynd believes that those who make good resolutions should be respected. They take […]

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One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce

One Summer Night - Ambrose Bierce

In One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce we have the theme of acceptance, mortality, determination, experience and fear. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator it becomes clear to the reader from the beginning of the story that Bierce may be exploring the theme of acceptance. Though buried alive and it would seem without any ability to free […]

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On Possession by A.G. Gardiner

On Possession - A.G. Gardner

In On Possession by A.G. Gardiner we have the theme of ownership, exclusivity, selfishness, pride and pleasure. Taken from his Windfalls collection the reader realizes from the beginning of the essay that Gardiner may be exploring the theme of ownership. The woman who has been to various parts of the world likes to share her thoughts on her excursions. However […]

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The Aged Mother by Matsuo Basho

The Aged Mother - Matsuo Basho

In The Aged Mother by Matsuo Basho we have the theme of power, selfishness, honesty, forgiveness, wisdom, love and change. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator it becomes clear to the reader from the beginning of the story that Basho may be exploring the theme of power. The ruler of Shining abuses his power by requesting that […]

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A Temporary Matter by Jhumpa Lahiri

A Temporary Matter - Jhumpa Lahiri

In A Temporary Matter by Jhumpa Lahiri we have the theme of loss, connection, honesty, guilt and moving on. Taken from her Interpreter of Maladies collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realizes that Lahiri may be exploring the theme of loss. Shoba and Shukumar have lost […]

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The Treatment of Bibi Haldar by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Treatment of Bibi Haldar - Jhumpa Lahiri

In The Treatment of Bibi Haldar by Jhumpa Lahiri we have the theme of isolation, loneliness, independence, selfishness, gender and happiness. Taken from her Interpreter of Maladies collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realizes that Lahiri may be exploring the theme of isolation. Bibi […]

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The Bamboo Blind by Seema Jena

The Bamboo Blind - Seema Jena

In The Bamboo Blind by Seema Jena we have the theme of marriage, control, equality, patriarchy, freedom, acceptance, paralysis and escape. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator it becomes clear to the reader from the beginning of the story that Jena may be exploring the theme of marriage. Razia and Razak are married and Razia is unhappy. […]

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A Death in the Stadium by Robert Nathan

A Death in the Stadium - Robert Nathan

In A Death in the Stadium by Robert Nathan we have the theme of mortality, voyeurism, acceptance, fascination, entertainment and satisfaction. Narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator the reader realizes from the beginning of the story that Nathan may be exploring the theme of mortality. The narrator along with his friend have gone to the stadium to […]

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Women Not the Weaker Sex by Mahatma Gandhi

Women Not the Weaker Sex - Mahatma Gandhi

In Women Not the Weaker Sex by Mahatma Gandhi we have the theme of equality, objectivity, control, justice and sacrifice. Taken from his The Mind of Mahatma Gandhi collection it becomes clear to the reader after reading the essay that Gandhi may be exploring the theme of equality. Gandhi argues that women are the equal of men and are in […]

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At The High School by Mahatma Gandhi

At The High School - Mahatma Gandhi

In At The High School by Mahatma Gandhi we have the theme of education, happiness, responsibility, humility, tradition, struggle, writing and language. Taken from his autobiography, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, the reader realises from the beginning of the story that Gandhi is exploring the theme of education. For most part Gandhi’s High School education is a happy […]

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