AN ASTROLOGER'S DAY
Summary Of Story
“ ‘When shall I get at him?’ he asked, clenching his fist. ‘In the next world,’ answered the astrologer.”(12.) -reference to reincarnation
This quote makes a reference to karma. What goes around comes around. Which is the moral of this story. However, this quote is referencing more to the idea of reincarnation. Which is like karma, but on a much bigger scale.
“ a surging crowd was always moving up and down this narrow road morning till night. A variety of trades and occupations was represented all along its way.”(9.) -shows indian culture in the sense of their marketplaces
This quote gives insight to the Indian culture. It displays their marketplaces which is a huge part of the Indian culture. It shows their general crowdedness and the plethora of trades that can be in one market.
“ ‘The swine has cheated me! He promised me a rupee,’ ”(13.) -idea of karma, astrologer cheats people, astrologer gets cheated
This quote gives more support to the idea of karma. The astrologer was normally the one who cheated people for their money. However, this time he was cheated. The man had been satisfied by the astrologer’s information(whether or not it was the truth), but didn’t have to pay nearly as much money as they negotiated.