Narrator and point of view

The short story “Another Community” by Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan is told by a first-person narrator. The narrator is not a character in the story but introduces the main character and the circumstances of the conflict between the two rival communities. 

The narrator addresses readers directly through a technique called “breaking the fourth wall”. The technique refers to a convention in theater that separates actors from the audience. While the audience can observe the actors and their reactions, the actors act as if they cannot do the same. In the story, the narrator invites readers to think about the main character and the community he belongs to. Consequently, the invisible wall between the readers and the characters is broken:

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