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By V. S. Naipaul

The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul’s superb occupation, A apartment for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable tale encouraged by means of Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of many 20th century's best novels.

In his forty-six brief years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been struggling with opposed to future to accomplish a few semblance of independence, in basic terms to stand a life of calamity. Shuttled from one place of abode to a different after the drowning dying of his father, for which he's inadvertently in charge, Mr. Biswas yearns for a spot he can name domestic. but if he marries into the domineering Tulsi family members on whom he indignantly turns into established, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous–and endless–struggle to weaken their carry over him and buy a home of his personal. A heartrending, darkish comedy of manners, A condominium for Mr. Biswas masterfully conjures up a man’s quest for autonomy opposed to an emblematic post-colonial canvas.

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79 Chaucer does not comment directly on the hollowness of the Friar's 'swete' confession and 'pleasaunt' absolution, and the lisp-while it is an addition clearly in line with, and stimulated by, the tradition - is a feature as yet innocent of any associations with deception and selfinterest. As with the Monk, Chaucer seems to have more ends in view than moral criticism of the character he is describing. This also becomes clear as we see how Chaucer again reduces traditional satiric topics to a series of brief hints.

And what exactly does this line mean? Is the narrator saying that manly authority is desirable for anyone in a position of superiority? Or that the Monk was capable of being an abbot because in these degenerate days worldliness is a better qualification than holiness? Is he even, perhaps, implying only that it is the Monk's own opinion that he is fit to be an abbot, as it is later clearly the Guildsmen's own opinion that they are fit to be aldermen? We find that we cannot pinpoint with exactness the target of Chaucer's satire.

He was a lord ful fat and in good poynt; His eyen stepe, and rollynge in his heed, That stemed as a forneys of a leed;... Now certeinly he was a fair prelaat; He was nat pale as a forpyned goost. A fat swan loved he best of any roost. (198-206) At first reading it seems obvious that Chaucer simply took over the well-established methods of indirect satire. But if we look longer at the passage, we see that Chaucer has increased the obliqueness with which the Monk's gluttony is suggested, to the extent of giving us only circumstantial evidence for it.

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