The Namesake By Jhumpa Lahiri

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Arwa Ghanim English 1A March 30, 2015 The Namesake Introduction The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri, has a wide range of topics that are brought upon the peruser all through the book and motion picture. A few subjects that are identified with this story are Identity, Relationships in the middle of youngsters and their guardians, Regret, Loneliness, Language, Expectations, Cultural Differences, Immigrant Experience, Values and Beliefs, and Death and Mourning. Thesis Statement What moment or decision in the novel changed Gogol and how? Like what changed about Gogol from the beginning of the novel to the end? The novel is The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri Discussion From the beginning, the question of names and identity is presented. As Ashima water breaks she calls Ashoke. However, she does not use his name, because it would not be appropriate. According Ashima, “is not the kind of thing Bengali wives do - the name of a spouse is something intimate and therefore unspoken, cleverly patched over” (2). From this statement shows the importance of privacy and feelings are of Bengali families. He explained that the members of this culture are given two names: one is a pet name (used only by close friends and family) and one that is used by the rest of society. Gogol birth is given a pet name as its official name because its official name of his grandmother was lost in the mail. As a child, Gogol is told by his family to be named Nikhil (a good name) for teachers and other children at

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