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Old Man of the Temple

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Lydia James

on 7 January 2013

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Lydia James Old Man of the Temple Old Man of the Temple:
R.K. Narayan R.K. Narayan Summary Lit. Term 1: Vocab: Lit Term 2: Recommendation Lydia James Wrote more than 15 novels,as well as numerous collections of short stories, travel books, and essays.
He attended Maharaja's College in Mysore, and briefly working as a teacher, he became a writer.
In his novels,legends, and short stories, Narayan skillfully combines western plots and themes with indian subject matter.
In 1958, he won the National Prize of the Indian literary Academy, his nations highest literary honor.
His career spanned more than sixty years An old mans driver says he almost hit and old man he say coming out of a old temple, but the passenger didn't see anyone. Then they go and look at the temple that the driver saw the man coming out of. The passenger says the vines were to thick for anything to go through.When they got back to the car the driver doesn't feel right so he closes his eyes for awhile. When he opens them back up he is acting like the old man he saw and says he is 80 years old. After he tells the passenger his story the passenger figures out that his story is 500 years old and tried to explain it to the old man but he doesn't believe and gets mad at him. Then the passenger told him to go find his wife but he couldn't cause she was dead, but then he says that his wife is coming and goes with her. Now every time the passenger drives by the old temple he get reminded of that night. Soberiety: moderation, especially in the use of alcoholic beverages
Awry: not straight
Literally: actually; in fact
Longevity: the length or duration of a life
Imperative: absolutely necessary; urgent Irony: all irony involves a twists, discrepancy, or contrast. Symbol: an action, person, place, that has meaning in itself, but also stands for something larger than itself, such as a quality, belief, value. I recommend this story because it is very interesting and the story is very easy to follow. When Doss (the driver) sees the old man then wakes up acting like the old man but still looks like Doss. The Temple because the old man built it for himself Extra Credit:
Lit. Term 1- Protagonist: the main character in a story (note that the protagonist does not have to be the "good guy") Ex: The old man (Doss the cab driver)

Lit. Term 2-Plot: Exposition-When the passenger is telling us who is favorite cab driver is. Initial incident- when Doss almost hits the old man he sees. Rising Action- When Doss is feeling bad and sits in the cab with his eyes closed. Climax- when Doss turnes into the old man of the temple and is acting wierd. Falling Action- when the passenger tell the old man to go with his wife. Resolution- When the old man goes with his wife and never bothers the people again.
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