Analysis

The short story “The Grass-Eaters” by Krishnan Varma has a non-linear structure. The plot structure centers around different events from Ajit’s past that show several places where he used to live.

The main character of the story is Ajit. He and his wife Swapna experience extreme poverty and trying to find a suitable place to live in.

The physical setting is the city of Calcutta in India. The story explores different locations where the couple are forced to live due to their poverty.

The story is told by a first-person narrator who is also the main character. He relates the story of how he and his wife struggled to find a home in Calcutta.

The language is informal, and has a conversational tone. Several similes and idioms are used to provide a humorous effect.

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