A writer for the Sentinel whom Mr Biswas befriends in Arwacas. He persuades Mr Biswas to join the Aryans and, during a later visit, try his hand at writing short stories. Misir had sent his family away and begun writing stories, invariably about starving unemployed men who die in tragic circumstances.
Misir Character Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas
The timeline below shows where the character Misir appears in A House for Mr Biswas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 3: The Tulsis
...Biswas continued his sign-writing as best he could until he struck up a friendship with Misir, who worked for the Trinidad Sentinel. Every day, he returned home unceremoniously, propped himself up... (full context)
...were now led by Shivlochan, a definite non-purist who barely spoke English and effectively let Misir set the group’s policy agenda: more education, less child marriage, more love marriages (Misir called... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 4: The Chase
Part 1, Chapter 5: Green Vale
Part 2, Chapter 1: “Amazing Scenes”
...wall in Green Vale and noticed the newspapers’ offices across the street. He remembered that Misir worked for the Sentinel, walked inside, and asked to speak with the editor, who referred... (full context)
...any experience working on a newspaper—Mr Biswas thought of the articles he never wrote for Misir and replied, “once or twice,” before listing some of the authors he read. The editor... (full context)