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Anthropomorphism is the literary device, where animals and non-living things are attributed with human qualities like, speaking, analyzing and thinking. The main aspect of employing anthropomorphism in literature is to give life to the characters, though they are purely imaginative. This also enables the characters to talk about human beings and their behaviors. Anthropomorphic representation in the novels creates an additional interest among the readers to dive into it. R.K.Narayan’s  A Tiger for Malgudi, is a novel,which revolves around the central character “A Tiger”. The reminiscence of the tiger is effectively narrated by the author, where the reader experiences an emotional touch with it. The entire novel, clearly depicts, the tiger as a human being with aspiring human emotions.

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