Thursday, January 10, 2013

Assignment for Thursday, Jan 10th The Namesake

Congratulations you made your blog yesterday - we are now up and running.

Please use the following questions to reflect on your reading thus far.
(Note: copy the question to your blog)

Write about an event in the story as a blog post on your blog in relation to the following questions.

1. How does the event remind you of a similar situation in your own life? 
2. How do you relate to the character in the novel? 
3. What advice do you have for the character? 
4. How might the character be helping you to understand a similar conflict in your own life?
5. You will then comment on two other blogs as assigned.

Then - respond to the following quote,

 "For being a foreigner, Ashima is beginning to realize, is a sort of lifelong pregnancy - a perpetual wait, a constant burden, a continuous feeling out of sorts...Like pregnancy, being a foreigner, Ahsima believes, is something that elicits the same curiosity from strangers, the same combination of pity and respect (49-50).

What is Lahiri saying in this quote?



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