Untouchable

He turned his hands so as to show them to the sun. He lifted his face to the sun, open-eyed for a moment, then with the pupils of his eyes half closed, half open. And he lifted his chin upright. It was pleasing to him (25).

Mulk Raj Anand, Untouchable (New York: Penguin Books, 1940).

In this action we see and can relate to the sensation the character feels, as the reader. It is a common letting go sensation, a relaxing feeling to give oneself away to the energies around him. Here, through Anand’s diction the reader can almost directly feel the same as the character, giving himself away and embracing life, being in the moment, to a certain extent.

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