A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul

            'Guerrillas' and 'A Bend in the River' are two well written pieces of literature written by the same author, V.S. Naipaul. Both novels blend together a good mix of characters and themes accompanied by the setting. Both novels are highly advanced pieces of literature that would be for more advanced readers. These two novels are extremely similar in a variety of ways due to the plot and storyline, but don't be fooled, these two novels are different and hold a sense of originality. Between these two complex pieces of literature, a sense of connection is experienced.

             V.S. Naipaul is a very complicated writer that loves to overload his writings with a tremendous amount of meaning. However, he tends to overload a small observation with too much meaning, making small things seem bigger than they seem and at times causing confusion. 'Guerrillas' was the better one of the two novels, using more literary devices. Although one had more literary devices, both novels had very similar writing styles.

             This is logical fact because both novels were written by the same author. Both novels' point of view is in the first-person narration and the use of thoughts throughout the novels is strongly evident. 'Guerrillas' is written in the point of view of Jane and 'A Bend in the River' is written in the point of view of Salim. Both novels are written in the point of views of people who are careful of what they do and say. Both protagonists' loves to view things on different perspectives. This allows the author to display a wide range of thoughts and feelings for each protagonist.

             Both novels are surrounded by thoughts of the protagonist. Jane's thoughts are mainly negative, criticizing others or about herself while Salim's thoughts are positive, keeping it real. Even though both novels have a first-person narration, it still keeps its originality by the protagonist itself. One novel is viewed in the eyes of a positive person while the other by a negative.

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