Chapter 7-9.docx - Grether Suarez Period 5 The Namesake Chapter 7-9 Abstract Text Dependent Questions Chapter 7 Ashima is having a quiet afternoon

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Grether Suarez Period 512/05/17The Namesake Chapter 7-9 Abstract & Text Dependent QuestionsChapter 7 :Ashima is having a quiet afternoon, addressing Christmas cards and drinking tea. She has never lived by herself before, but now that Ashoke is working for a long period in Ohio, with his own apartmentthere so she’s staying on her own. She is also working in the library. Ashoke calls at 3pm and tells her he is at the hospital because his stomach has been bothering him all day, so he has driven himself to the hospital to get it checked out, after they get off the phone.After two hours, she still hasn’t heard from Ashoke and so she calls the hospital. An intern tells her that Ashoke has "expired." He has died from a massive heart attack.Gogol flies home the next morning, since he has missed his mother's calls the night before. He and Maxine had been at a book party thrown by one of Maxine's friends. When he arrived back at her parents' house, his sister had called and finally gotten through.Gogol goes to the hospital in Ohio to identify his father's body. Gogol drives his father’s leased car back to the apartment his father was renting in order to cleanit. He brings furniture down to the basement of the apartment complex, to be claimed by someone else who needs it, and throws out all the food as his mother had instructed him to do. He feels guilty throwing away food, since his father would never have done that himself; Ashoke always appreciated having food to eat and resented ever throwing any bit of it away.Gogol calls Maxine and she advises him to sleep at a hotel, but he decides to sleep on the couch at his father's apartment instead because he doesn't want to leave it empty.He spends the night thinking about his father: the last time they had seen each other.The next morning, he flies home to Boston to be with his mother and Sonia.At the house on Pemberton Road, many people come by to sit with them in mourning. After ten days of eating a mourner's diet of no meat or fish, the Gangulis have a religious ceremony and a feast to mark the end of the mourning period and to celebrate Ashoke’s life. As the train heads toward New York, Gogol remembers a time when he was a child and his familyhad driven to the beach on Cape Cod. They had driven out really far, and then his father and he had continued walking, out onto the rocks. His father forgot to bring a camera, but he tells Gogol, "We will have to remember it, then." He tells Gogol, "Try to remember it always... remember that you and I made this journey, that we went together to a place where there was nowhere left to go."
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Chapter 8:A year after Ashoke's death, Gogol is studying for his registration exam that will allow him to be alicensed architect practicing in New York.
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