Elements Of Realism In Tagore

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Realism can be defined as “the faithful representation of reality" or "verisimilitude" where it is a literary technique used in the literary works by the writer. Using the realism technique, it also signifies a particular kind of subject matter especially regarding the ordinary people of the middle class in the society. The element of realism portrays the events that could also happen even in the real life, not only in a story as it focuses on the natural behavior of a group of people in the society. Most of Tagore stories include the technique of realism as it is expressed in the settings, characterization and the plot. Through the eyes of the ordinary people, the readers might also apply their story in their life as they can easily relate…show more content…
The inside feelings of the character are expressed in his real attempts to face the reality in his life to survive in a society that is sometimes harsh and not according to how he wants it to be. To fill the loneliness of the postmaster, there is another character named Ratan in the story who works as his helper in the village. Ratan is a character that indicates a realistic character as well as she grows her feelings while being close to the postmaster within the time they spend their time together. The writer develops the empathy through the eyes of Ratan by portraying her raw and miserable feelings after knowing the fact that the postmaster would leave her after getting back to his original workplace. The postmaster told her about the matter and then she was lost in words which can be seen in the quotation “Ratan didn’t ask any more question.” (Tagore 56). The way she reacted to the situation is a realistic point of view of a young
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