Interpreter Of Maladies Essay

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The point of view has many effects on how a story is told and what the outcomes in the story may be. When you see a story in one characters eyes it could possibly be an entire different story if it were told from a different character in that same story. It is proven that the same people can be at the same event at the same time and almost everyone will pick up on different things and view it differently. Therefore everyone will tell you what happened differently and sometimes completely opposite. In the story “Interpreter of Maladies” there are many good examples of how a story could be told differently if it were told through the eyes of Mrs. Das instead of Mr. Kapasi. In the short story “Interpreter of Maladies” Mr. Kapasi, a tour guide, is giving a tour to the Das family. He is also an interpreter for a doctor because there are several Gujarati people where he is from and the doctor does not speak Gujarati. So Mr. Kapasi has to talk to the patients and tell the doctor what they are feeling so the doctor can diagnose them. “Interpreter of Maladies” is told in third person limited…show more content…
Das and Mr. Kapasi. When Mrs. Das finds out that Mr. Kapasi is an interpreter for a doctor she expresses great interest in him. She starts asking questions about his job and is asking for him to tell her stories of situations that he has encountered while working as an interpreter. Mr. Kapasi thinks that Mrs. Das is flirting with him because of this and starts thinking of ways to be alone with Mrs. Das so they can talk more. He thinks she is unhappy in her current relationship with her husband and is trying to find something new. Also when Mrs. Das asked for Mr. Kapasi’s address so she can send him the pictures they have taken together, he thinks this is just a way of hiding that she wants his address so they can write to each other when she goes back to

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