The Namesake By Jhumpa Lahiri

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The movie “The Namesake,” by Jhumpa Lahiri concerns itself largely with being Indian and American at the same time. Throughout the movie Ashima, Gogol 's mother, strongly identifies herself to Indian traditions. In the first meeting of Ashima and her proposed husband Ashoke we see her interest in North America, when she finds Ashoke shoes captivating. She also recites her composed writing in English very well, regardless of her Indian accent. She is warned that life will be hard in North America, far from home, friends, and family. Nonetheless her curiosity takes her to New York where she struggles with the culture. Throughout the journey from when she arrives, to raising her two children she does not change her traditional Indian clothing,
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