In The Gold Frame by
Laxman was born in Mysore in 1921 in a Tamil Hindu brahmin family. His father was a headmaster and Laxman was the youngest of eight children: six sons and two daughters. His elder brother was renowned novelist R.K. Narayan.
we have the theme of deception, dishonesty, independence, responsibility and fear. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that Laxman may be exploring the theme of deception.
Once a customer approaches Datta to get an old photograph framed in the best possible frame. He respects, admires and praises the old man which makes one believe that the man in the photograph must have been an ideal human being. The customer is great for his ability to recognize and respect such humanity.
The present story starts with Datta. Who is the owner of a small shop called The Modern Frame Works. He used to put pictures into frames. Datta usually do not start the works because it often happened that when customers give the order to make frame for photo then Datta make it with full enthusiasm and in given time.
Datta, the owner of the Modern Frame Works, is the central figure in the story. He was a lean man with silver-rimmed glasses and the colour of seasoned timber. He was a silent and hardworking man. He spoke very little and discouraged casual friends and idle gossip.
His complaint was that he had asked for a cut mount with an oval shape but the frame used is square. Ans1 Data is the main character of the story ‘The Gold Frame’ written by R.K. Laxman.
Ans: The customer wanted the photo of a man framed whom he held with very high regard. He thought the elderly person had superhuman qualities, and deserved a befitting frame for his photograph. This is why he had come to the shop renowned for its superb workmanship.
What was the intention of the customer in this story when he went to Datta? The customer wanted the photograph of an elderly person framed.
“The Gold Frame” is a moving short story. It was written by R.K. Laxman. The story ends in an unexpected manner.
The solution that Datta came up with, after realizing that he destroyed the sacred picture, is of using the old unclaimed picture to replace the real one. He decides to frame it with a golden frame.
Datta having destroyed the customer’s photograph begins to hatch a plan together in whereby he attempts to use another photograph to fool the customer. Not only is Datta being deceptive but he is being dishonest too and not taking full responsibility for his actions.
Datta’s shop’s name was ‘Modern Frame Works‘. It was located in the middle of two shops. One was a medical shop and the other was a radio repairing shop. The shop was made of wood and it was standing on shaky wooden legs.
Datta was a Hard working man . He was a silent man loving silence and his work he was probably a middle aged person .
It fell down and some paint spilled on the photograph. That spilled paint damaged the photograph. That action of standing up and shaking his dhoti was his practice from time to time to recover lost items.