The Namesake, A Winner Of The Pulitzer Prize, By Jhumpa Lahiri

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The Namesake The Namesake, a winner of the Pulitzer prize, is a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri published in the year 2003. In the year 2007, The Namesake became a significant motion picture. The novel and film, both convey the theme of culture clash between American and Indian tradition. As the story transitions, the theme is exhibit by the struggles the Ganguli family went through in America such as Gogol’s name, influence Indian traditions into the Gangulis lives of the children, and the failures in the love affairs Gogol faced. The novel and film The Namesake both do one excellent job portraying the growth in culture of two traditions expanding within society in the American and Indian traditions. To be more exact, throughout The Namesake a culture clash was developed as the Ganguli family transitions through the struggles of life. In the novel and in film there are scenes of: the way the Ganguli family named their first son, educating the children the Bengali traditions, and the marriage of Gogol and Maushimi’s that failed by bringing two traditions together. The complication between two cultures seeking equality, as tension interferes with the Bengali heritage and the favored life Americans lived. The Gangulis have a different perspective on life than what is accustomed to in America. Not to mention, the way the Gangulis perceived life was very different to the way Americans did. The examples provided not only convey the struggles the Ganguli family went through, but they

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