The short story “Another Community” by Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan is structured chronologically. The story begins with the narrator addressing the readers, which is a technique called breaking the fourth wall. Readers are invited by the narrator to discover details about the main character by themselves: “I want you to find out, if you like, to what community or section he belonged.” (p. 284, ll. 5-6) 

After the story introduces the main character and his background (p. 284, ll. 8-16), the narrative focuses on the conflict between two rival communities. The reasons for the conflict are never explained, and the narrator suggests that the situation is, in many ways, “absurd” (p. 284, l. 23).

The man starts experiencing an inner conflict, as ...

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