The Namesake Chapter Summaries

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The Namesake by Juhmpa Lahiri sets and example of the different sacrifices that a family has to take. A couple living in the United States as immigrants that originated from India. Have shown us the several struggles, that many couples still go through and face till this day. They deal with establishing and living in a country where they weren’t born in. They had to learn how to communicate in a language they never we’re fully comfortable with, and on top of that they had to struggle with raising their own children differently than the usual American couple would. On chapter 3, Paragraph 56 “They've learned their lesson after Gogol. They've learned that schools in America will ignore parents' instructions and not register a child under his…show more content…
That is also when they realized, that because they are immigrants it won't be easy to communicate with an typical American. It would be hard for them to be understood not only for the way they talk and their accents. But for their customs that they have been so accustomed and used to by now. Like any other person born and raised in a different country, it is difficult to establish themselves in a foreign one. On chapter 3, paragraph 3 it states “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. It is an ongoing responsibility, a parenthesis in what had once been ordinary life, only to discover that that previous life has vanished, replaced by something more complicated and demanding.” For Ashima it still hard for her to settle in the foreign country she wasn't born in. She misses her family. Who are hours away. She missed her home and no matter how long she's been living in

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