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What Is The Theme Of The Crocodile's Lady

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Prof. Anjan Sharma, out of frustration, bursts out to his shadow that follows him: “Why must you keep me company when everybody else - even my dog - had deserted me? Get lost, I say” (SF 162). Here Manoj Das personifies the character of shadow. The shadow obeys the master’s word and gets detached from him and hides in a bush. The sobbing of the shadow for departing its master is an unbelievable incident but Manoj Das successfully makes the narrator’s friend explain his views about the shadow, which is waiting for his master in a
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