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Naipaul we have the theme of admiration, identity, curiosity, friendship, control, freedom, uncertainty and coming of age. Narrated in the first person by an unnamed male the story is a memory piece and after reading the story the reader realises that Naipaul may be exploring the theme of admiration.
If anything the narrator appears to admire Wordsworth though the reality may be that Wordsworth may not necessarily be who he says he is.
He suggests that he is writing a poem that will be the greatest poem in the world however as the story progresses Wordsworth admits to the narrator that there is no poem.
Wordsworth was a young man at the time and had the future in front of him. Wordsworth is also a curiosity to the narrator. If anything the narrator is intrigued by the life that Wordsworth lives and it is a life that is completely different to the one that the narrator lives.
The narrator expects the pin to float however it is clear to the reader that it will sink. It is possible that Naipaul by introducing the pin into the story is highlighting the uncertainty that comes with life and the fact that nobody really knows what will happen.
It is as though the narrator is being taught to learn by his mistakes. How an individual might need to take some time out from life and enjoy the natural world around them.
Just as Wordsworth and the narrator manage to do. It is also possible that by telling the narrator that he is the greatest poet in the world and that the narrator is a poet too. Wordsworth is attempting to instil confidence into the narrator.
To allow him to think that anything is possible. If anything Wordsworth acts as a role model to the narrator. He guides him to the best of his ability through life allowing him to make mistakes and to learn at the same time.
Wordsworth on the other hand has a positive impact on the narrator. Prior to Wordsworth meeting the narrator there is no suggestion that the narrator may have appreciated the beauty of nature.
It may also be a case that just as Naipaul is suggesting that nature is often under appreciated. So too may poets be. Wordsworth is an educated man. Something that is noticeable by the way that he speaks.
However when he tries to sell a poem. It is as though Wordsworth or all poets are disconnected from those around them due to their occupation.In Wordsworth’s poetry, childhood is a magical, magnificent time of innocence.
Children form an intense bond with nature, so much so that they appear to be a part of the natural world, rather than a part of the human, social world. V S Naipaul admired R K Narayan‟s work when he was young and this book reminds Malgudi Days in its set-up and the style of the narrative.
But, the similarities end there. Naipaul's coming of age story is processed through the unnamed narrator's interaction with and observation of the other residents of Miguel Street.
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Wordsworth stand out as mesmerizing and memorable among the already upper-echelon short stories in this collection. Naipaul writes from the first-person and describes his own experiences within each episode save towards the end of the book.
Miguel Street is the story of shattered hopes and dreams. Every major character in the book either fails to achieve their life's dream or succeeds only to the mildest degree. Aug 03, · "B. Wordsworth" is a story by V. S. Naipaul (), the most widely read and widely honored Caribbean novelist writing in English.
The story -narrated by a boy- of a man who 'felt like a poet but could never be one'.Status: Resolved. V.S. Naipaul. 17 April V.S. Naipaul The Effect of Colonialism in V.S Naipaul’s Miguel Street “The man is so colonized that he abandons his native Trinidadian identity” (Beck, ).
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