A Horse and Two Goats

by

R. K. Narayan

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A Horse and Two Goats Characters

Muni

An impoverished, low-caste goat herder who lives in the fictional South Indian village of Kritam. At one time, Muni possessed a large and healthy herd of goats and sheep, but the herd dwindled away over… read analysis of Muni

The Red-Faced Foreigner

An American tourist who lives in the suburbs of Connecticut and commutes to work in the Empire State Building each day, where he works as a prosperous coffee trader. He decides to visit India with… read analysis of The Red-Faced Foreigner

Muni’s Wife

A long-suffering woman who is childless and impoverished, Muni’s wife must worry each day about obtaining enough food to eat for the couple. It is often she who must go out and perform odd… read analysis of Muni’s Wife

The Shopkeeper

The shopkeeper enjoys engaging in gossip and lighthearted banter with the other villagers. Muni uses his knowledge of the shopkeeper’s dislike of the village’s itinerant postman, who cheated the shopkeeper, to attempt to manipulate the… read analysis of The Shopkeeper