Bring out the romanticism and mystery that envelopes "The Night Train at Deoli" quoting relevant instances from the text.

Bring out the romanticism and mystery that envelopes “The Night Train at Deoli” quoting relevant instances from the text.

Bring out the romanticism and mystery that envelopes “The Night Train at Deoli” quoting relevant instances from the text.

Bring out the romanticism and mystery that envelopes “The Night Train at Deoli” quoting relevant instances from the text.
Ruskin Bond’s “The Night Train at Deoli” is a romantic coming-of-age story. Its central geographic location is the small village of Deoli. Bond’s narrator describes Deoli is mystical because it’s so desolate and there’s so little activity. The narrator finds a beautiful girl selling baskets amidst this nothingness. The stark background makes her seem even more special and beautiful, almost like an angel . The narrator observes when the train stops at Deoli that: “nobody got off the train and nobody got in… The guard would blow his whistle, and presently Deoli would be left behind and forgotten.” The place itself is like a dreamland, somewhere that sticks in your memory only when you’re actually there. When you leave, it seems to just shimmer away like the still and quiet landscape of a dream.  When the student finally meets the girl who sells baskets, their conversation adds a temporal aspect of mysticism. He says to her: “I have to go to Delhi.” She replies simply: “I do not have to go anywhere.” The statement reinforces that she is a part of this simple landscape; she stays there in Deoli while the student rushes ahead to his family and obligations. There’s a space and time barrier between them: he can’t stay with her, and she won’t go with him.  The girl is like a pretty painting: lovely to look at, sparks the imagination, but ultimately stationary.