Use of Myth in the novels of R.K. Narayan

Nalini Singh Kamil

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The present paper entitled "Use of Myth in the novels of R.K. Narayan" focuses on Narayan's use of myth in his fiction in a metaphorical manner. He uses myth as a metaphor in order to deal with contemporary life in terms of mythic life. The characters of the novels are the modern prototypes of mythic figures. By using myth he discusses that both good and evil exist in all ages. The conflict between the two is eternal. He attempts to establish the fact that in the conflict between good and evil, evil, at last, is destroyed and good becomes victorious.

Keywords


myth; prototype; structural parallel; taxidermist; parable

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