Monday, March 11, 2019

Book Report on “The Interview” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Essay

The novel entitled the Interview by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is a depiction of a mans character in the eyes of the people round him. Even if this story is in first person point of view, the storyteller itself accepted and proclaimed the fact of being lazy and egoistic. The way he perceived his heart is unpredictable in a sense of electronegativity because he could not able to appreciate things and could not live his life for the betterment of his own self and his wife. The last time I had an interview, it was precise unpleasant for me. One of the people who was interviewing took a dislike to me and shouted at me very loudly (Jhabvala 267). This part of the story showed that the narrator or the eccentric of the story finds different flaws and inaccuracy to the places and spot that he used to have in order to refuse and become unable to obtain the situation. It is a song of escape for the character from the different situations that occurs in him. Despite of having a ideal of comp leteness and advantages, he still perceived that he is empty and unhappy to his situation but he did not accept the fact of his psychological problems that only if him could understand and determine. The ending of the story is simple a representation of slothfulness of the character but the author did not stated any mutation of the characters point of view. It means that the character is full of anxieties and insecurities inside him that he did not want to recognize because it will lead him into an enigmatical situation that he himself would not eventually obtain. Therefore, the character is flat and static because he did not change all throughout the story that make him incapable of understanding his own self.ReferenceJhabvala, R. P. The Interview. pp. 259-271

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