Muni only knew Tamil language and the foreigner knew only English language. There was a communication problem due to language barrier. When foreigner was asking him about the statue, Muni thought he was a policeman and was interrogating.
What did the foreigner tell about himself to Muni?
(iii) The foreigner tells Muni that he was a businessman dealing with coffee and how he and his wife Ruth, decided to travel to India on vacation after a power failure in the Empire State Building forced him to work four hours without air conditioning on a hot summer day.
What has the foreigner just said about Tamil and muni sales talk?
What has the foreigner just said about Tamil and Muni’s sales talk? The foreigner said that Tamil to him ‘sounds wonderful’ and he got a kick out of every word Muni uttered.
What questions did the foreigner ask Muni?
The foreigner asked Muni about the horse statue and when it was made. Learn more: Summary of a horse and two goats.
What reply did the foreigner give to Muni when he was telling him about the pundits view about the horse?
The foreigner told Muni that the horse statue would find the best accommodation in the USA. He further told Muni that he would have to cancel his air ticket and would take a boat to home to carry the horse statue. Question 4 : What case does Muni refer to?
How did Muni understand that the foreigner was talking about the horse?
Answer: When Muni tried to back out from the conversation, the foreigner stopped him and asked him if the horse statue was his. Though the linguistic barrier was still there, Muni understood that the reference was being made to the Horse and not to the mutilated body.
What does it reflect on the issue of language between Muni and the foreigner?
The foreigner thought that Muni was replying his questions in his own language and Muni thought that the man was in line with what he was saying. And this created a lot of humour. Moreover the language difference plays a great role in drawing out the real characters of the two major figures in the story.
What is the difference between Muni and the foreigner?
Answer: Muni Was A Poor Guy who didn’t have money to buy food while Foreigners Was Financially Stable as he was willing to buy a horse just for passion or liking. Muni was roughly dressed and had torn clothes while Foreigner was well dressed in khaki colour and looked like a police officer.
Why did Muni plead to the foreigner?
Initially, Muni spoke in a fearful tone but when the foreigner produced a card, Muni was greatly troubled and afraid and began to plead the foreigner that he knew nothing about the murder. It reveals the innocent and ignorant nature of Muni.
How did language act as a barrier in the conversation between the foreigner and Muni?
There was a communication problem due to language barrier. When foreigner was asking him about the statue, Muni thought he was a policeman and was interrogating. When the foreigner was giving him a hundred rupee not, Muni thought that he wants the change for it.
Who was the foreigner What did the foreigners say looking at the clay horse?
Answer: The foreigner was a tourist/traveller whose car stopped at Kritam as his vehicle was ran out of gas. He lookedup qt clay horse and cried ‘Marvellous’…
What information does Muni give to the foreigner about the village headman?
Muni described village headman as richest person in the village and he would get angry when he saw Muni . Muni told the foreigner to ask change from the headman as he was the richest in the village.
How old Muni actually was?
Muni was actually 70 years old. He told the shopkeeper that he was only 50 as he counted his age from the great famine that once took place in his village…
Why did Muni say about the horse?
Answer: muni interprets the statue: ” this is our guardian…….at the end of kali yuga, this world and all other worlds will be destroyed, and the Redeemer will come in the shape of a horse. ” Hope it helps!
What promise did Muni make to the foreigner with regard to the case?
Answer: Muni promised the foreigner that if they found the murderer, they would hold him for him. They would bury him up to his neck in a coconut pit if he tried to escape. He told him that their village had clean record. The murderer must be from some other village.
What explanation did Muni give the American businessman to prove himself innocent?
What explanation did he give to the foreigner to prove himself innocent? Answer: Muni requested the American not to ask him anything as he was unaware of any murder or such incident. He then assured him of catching the convict if they found him and bury him up to his neck in a coconut pit if he tried to escape.