The Theme Of Kindness In When Mr. Pirzada Came To Dine

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Imagine being away from love ones and not knowing anything about them. What if they not doing well or they are in danger? Being far away would be hard because one won’t know if his or her love ones are safe or not. Kindness helps to improve a friendship no matter what people can be kind to one another. In “When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine” Jhumpa Lahiri presents the idea that kindness can be helpful for a person that needs it. No matter what situation one person can be in always be kind it can make them feel better.
Every evening Lilia and her parents have dinner with Mr. Pirzada. Lilia says he’s going to her house to eat dinner and watch the evening news. It prepares the reader by letting them know why Mr. Pirzada will be at Lili’s house
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Right when Mr. Pirzada walks in the door Lilia runs to take his coat from him so she can hang it up for him. For Lilia’s parent it’s a type of way of showing Mr. Pirzada that Lilia has manners and listen when they tell her to do something. The more one is kind to another the more they come closer and used to each other.
Praying every night for Mr. Pirzada’s family. Lilia is praying for Mr. Pirzada’s family. This prepares the readers by letting them know even though Lilia doesn't know how to pray she still tries to pray for Mr. Pirzada’s family. “I prayed that Mr. Pirzada’s family was safe and sound. I had never prayed for anything before, had never been taught or told to, but I decided.” (Lahiri 4). Not many people know how to pray but that doesn’t mean one can’t pray. Anyone can learn to pray if they try. With the quote the readers will be prepared to know that even though Lilia has never been taught to pray. She learns herself. Lilia began to pray for Mr. Pirzada’s family when she heard that many people were getting killed in India because they were going to war with Pakistan. While craving the pumpkin the news was on. Mr. Pirzada, Lilia and her parents weren’t paying attention to the news because they were craving the pumpkin. After hearing India and Pakistan were going to war Mr. Pirzada was shocked. Lilia knew Mr. Pirzada was worry for his family since they were going to war. So every night Lilia prayed for his family hoping

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