In the story "One Out of Many" by V.S. Naipaul, how is the concept of cultural encounter treated? I have a few questions about that:
- Is the author aware of the cultural encounter theme?
- How does he manifest that awareness? Are the main characters, mainly Santosh, aware of the cultural encounter theme?
- What clues does he provide of such awareness, if any?
- How does the usage of “clothes” highlight the theme of cultural encounter?
- How does the usage of “contrasts” (present versus past, now versus then, here versus home) throughout the short story help in highlighting the theme of cultural encounter?