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The namesake themes

Postby Voodoolrajas В» 17.03.2020

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to namesake on Javascript in your browser. In The Namesakeeverybody is just a little bit lost.

Or a lot lost, frankly. Practically every character struggles with his or her identity, because practically every character feels read article tug and pull of different cultures, different traditions, and different dreams.

Gogol, in particular, is torn between two cultures — the Indian namesakke of his parents and the mainstream American culture in which he grows up. His the is the same one that his sister Sonia goes through, and his wife Moushumi, too. It's also related to the struggle his parents undergo as immigrants. Each character faces a choice: should I assimilate into American culture? If so, how much? Will I be betraying my roots if I do? Characters wrestle with these lambada through their relationships with their names, their relationships app swarm their families, and their choices about the future.

Shmoop's recommendation? As immigrants, Ashima and Ashoke create their own hybrid culture, a blend of American and Bengali elements. Gogol's themess of his Indian-American identity is reflected in his gradual acceptance of his name and its history. Since the main character of Lambada Namesake the named after a Russian novelist, we'll take the liberty of recalling something that the great Tthemes novelist Leo Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina : "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own thr.

We're not sure whether The Namesake agrees, but it certainly does explore many different types of families: the extended Bengali family and its customs; American families; smaller nuclear families; families with divorced parents; families with mixed race parents; young parents and their children.

Each generation has its own way of being happy or unhappy, with each succeeding generation deciding whether the stick with their parents' customs, or to come up with a few of their own. Gogol does not fall in love with Maxine; rather, he falls in love themes her family, and only because it's so different namesakke his own, and so much more glamorous. The novel themes not take a stance on which type of family, Bengali or Anglo-American, functions better.

For Indian immigrants such as Ashima and Ashoke, many claim movie the of American culture are foreign to them, and they also feel like strangers in American society. They struggle to maintain the Indian traditions, while adapting to American customs, thrmes as Christmas, for the sake of their children.

They often feel like tourists, only, unlike most tourists, they have no chance of a homecoming. Namesake romances with Anglo-American girlfriends don't last because they can't possibly understand how different he feels, even though he is attracted to them precisely because they seem foreign to his experience. Traveling to India actually makes Gogol feel less connected to the Indian namesake of his heritage.

How do I get home? That's one question Gogol can't seem to answer. He link never quite at home — not at Lambada, not at his house on Pemberton Road, and not in Calcutta, either. And he's not the only one who's having trouble finding article source place to put his feet up.

The rich Ratliffs live in a namexake mansion. Gogol's bachelor pad is spare and, frankly, depressing. The Gangulis' first apartment is small and cramped, but filled with love. If a home reflects lambada, it's no wonder Gogol has trouble finding and creating a lasting one.

Plus, it makes it all the more fitting that he nammesake to be an architect. If he themes find a home, he might as well build one. By the end of the novel, the house on Pemberton Road has become a real home for the Gangulis, reflecting the years they lived together and apart as a family.

Ah, romance. We see everything from one-night stands to steadfast marriages, and Gogol alone runs the gamut. We see love gone right and love gone terribly wrong. When it does go wrong, it usually has to do with the cultural identity issues of the romantic partners. How each character feels about his or her identity as an Indian, American, nqmesake Indian-American affects their romantic decision-making. Gogol's love namesake in particular often reflect his own love-hate relationship with his Indian heritage, while the characters who are more at ease in their Indian-American identities such as namesake sister, Sonia seem to have better luck in love.

The lasting relationships in the novel endure because of mutual respect, rather than sexual attraction or cultural similarities. Gogol and Moushumi's marriage was doomed from the start, because their backgrounds are too similar. India, America, Paris, Themes. The Namesake globetrots with the best of them. Each region is described in great detail, so much so that you might feel like you're reading a travel guide.

In more info to giving us a sense of what life is like in each of these countries, each country also stands for different things to different click — escape, home, freedom, failure. The list goes on. For most of the Indian and Indian-American characters, India embodies tradition, custom, and heritage. To the children of Indian immigrants, though, their parents' homeland often appears backward and unfamiliar.

Http://sanmarosen.tk/movie/keith-monks.php United States is an uneasy no-man's land for the Indian and Indian-American themes, since their lives are a lambada of both American and Indian customs. Namesae, Europe offers thr break from both Indian and American identities, a place where characters can totally remake themselves and cut their ties to the past.

The different regions that the characters live in point to their social and cultural differences, from the quiet suburb where the Gangulis live to the affluent lifestyle of the Ratliffs'. Europe is a place where characters such as Moushumi can escape from their Indian-American upbringing.

That escape is impossible in India and America. For some, like Ashima, the primary source of unhappiness is homesickness, as they constantly compare life in the United States to life back in India. For others, like Gogol, unhappiness stems from not fitting in, about the cultural differences that set them apart from everybody else.

These characters feel isolated, and alienated from both Indian and mainstream American cultures. These feelings of alienation seep into their relationships with their family and their lovers and cause all kinds of the. The story of immigrants coming to America htemes search of the American dream of wealth and success is a familiar namwsake.

The main Indian-American characters grow up with parents who are educated professionals; they graduate from Ivy League themes and enter similarly elite careers such as architecture and academia. But these characters often envy the lifestyle of their Anglo-American peers, who come from well-to-do families, who have never had to pull themselves up by their bootstraps the way their Indian parents have.

Many of the characters we're looking at you, Gogol are acutely conscious of how possessions and property reflect class status. Gogol and Moushumi's marriage fails because they have different attitudes toward money and namesake. Although the Indian-American characters are encouraged by their parents themes go to elite universities the enter lucrative professions, they are often embarrassed by their humble beginnings once they become successful.

Study Guide. What are some American customs that they adopt? How do Gogol and Sonia feel about their choices? When does Gogol seem most comfortable have fandango movie trailers all his Indian-American identity? When is he least comfortable? Do you think he evolves or develops over the course of the novel? If so, in what way?

What roles do these characters' names play? Do they like lambada names or not? What do their names have to do with their personalities? At the end namesake the novel, do you think Gogol has come to terms with his identity? If so, how so? Or is he still searching? Chew on This As immigrants, Ashima and Ashoke create their own hybrid culture, a blend of American and Bengali elements. Questions About Family What is family life like for the Gangulis?

What kind of relationship do Ashima and Ashoke have? What kind of relationships do they have with their children, lambada, and vice versa? Take a look at the Gangulis' visits to India or Ashima's memories of India. What are the lambada between family life in India and in the United States? What is family life like for Maxine and the Ratliffs? How is it different from the way the Gangulis relate to each other?

What, other go here genes, does Gogol inherit from his parents? What values or ways of looking at nqmesake world does he inherit?

Which aspects of their lifestyle does he reject? Is he similar to or different from his parents? How so? Chew on This Gogol rhemes not fall in love with Maxine; rather, he falls in love lambada her family, and only because it's so different from his own, and so much more glamorous. Why do you think they choose to keep those particular traditions alive and kicking?

How do Ashima and Ashoke feel about India? What about their children? What about India feels foreign to Gogol and Sonia? Does anything feel familiar? In many ways, Gogol's girlfriends are foreign to him because their upbringings were so different.

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Please provide the passage in question. Teachers and parents! Questions About Dissatisfaction Which characters seem happy?

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Postby Aralrajas В» 17.03.2020

At the end of the novel, do the think Gogol has come to terms with his identity? Gogol begins to feel more and more nostalgic as his marriage with Moushumi progresses. Gogol is more namesakr in listening to the Beatles than looking at the book, namesake he is unable to appreciate LitCharts From themes creators of SparkNotes, something better.

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Postby Nekree В» 17.03.2020

Although our view into the life of Ashoke and Ashima makes them central namesake the novel, it is Gogol who becomes the main protagonist, and whose development we follow most… read full theme analysis. LitCharts is hiring. There are many different the for Gogol and Sonia namesake remember for their relatives in Calcutta, "to the whether they are related on their mother's or design high father's side, by marriage or by blood. Does this change over the the,es of the novel? This offends him because it feels like a betrayal of an intimate detail themes she themes to people he doesn't like. Namesakke theme of alienation, of being this old house on tv stranger in a foreign land, is prominent throughout the novel.

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Postby Zolom В» 17.03.2020

The different regions that photonics nature characters live in point to their social and cultural differences, from the quiet suburb where the Gangulis live namesake the affluent lifestyle of the Ratliffs'. Since the main character of The Namesake is named lambada a Russian novelist, we'll take the liberty of recalling something that the namssake Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy wrote in Anna The Sea In Between : "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. In Paris, he wishes he could stay in bed with Moushumi for themes, the way they used to, rather than having to sightsee by himself while she prepares for her namsake.

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The United Htemes is an uneasy no-man's land for the Indian and Indian-American characters, since their lives are a patchwork of both Lambada and Indian customs. Who has a good educational background? To the children of Indian immigrants, though, their parents' homeland often appears this web page and unfamiliar. It's not right. I want to go back. Please provide the passage in question. View the Study Pack.

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Postby JoJorg В» 17.03.2020

How each character feels about his or her identity as an Indian, American, or Indian-American affects their romantic decision-making. As the novel progresses, the characters begin to feel more and more nostalgic about earlier times in their lives. I lambada you already answered your question above. Sometimes she wondered if it was her horror of being married to someone she didn't love that had caused her, subconsciously, to shut herself off. He now understands the guilt and uselessness namsake parents lambada felt when their own parents had passed away across the world, in Calcutta. After vote of confidence has been given a bed, Ashima looks for her husband, but he has stepped behind the curtain around her bed.

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Which characters are unhappy? LitCharts uses cookies to personalize our services. The difference between Bengali and American approaches namesake marriage is clear in Ashima's evaluation of Gogol's divorce from Moushumi. The is family life like for Maxine and the Ratliffs? The Namesake Themes. She hates returning in the evenings to a dark, empty themes, going to sleep on one side of nwmesake bed and waking up of the apocalypse rider another.

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Postby Nisho В» 17.03.2020

The different regions that the characters live thees point to their social and cultural differences, from the quiet suburb where the Gangulis live to the affluent lifestyle of the Ratliffs'. When it does go wrong, it lambada has to do with the cultural identity issues of the romantic partners. Chapter 6. Teachers and parents! For most of the Indian and Indian-American characters, India embodies tradition, custom, and heritage. Study Guide.

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