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Authorial Perspective on the Father in Untouchable

“Then he frowned in the gruff man of a man who was really good and kind at heart, but who knew he was weak and infirm and so bullied his children, to preserve his authority, lest he should be repudiated by them, refused and rejected as the difficult old rubbish he was.” (31)

Anand, Mulk Raj. Untouchable. London, England: Penguin, 1986. Print.

Unclear authorial perspective – is he actually good and kind at heart, or is he difficult old rubbish?