WS_WhenMr.PrizadaCameDine_ (1).docx - ENGL 2363 Name Gabrielle Young Worksheet Lahiri \u201cWhen Mr Prizada Came to Dine\u201d 1 What characterizes the sense

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ENGL 2363Name_________________WorksheetLahiri, “When Mr. Prizada Came to Dine”1.What characterizes the sense of community in this story? In other words, what brings characters together? What keeps them together? Which creates a stronger bond: nationality or ethnicity? Why does Lahiri make such a clear distinction between the two? (In order to answer this question, find what the terms “nationality” and “ethnicity” mean).2.What important insight does the 10-year-old narrator, Lilia, gain into the immigrant experience of isolation and alienation? What does her empathy with Mr. Pirzada imply?3.In her story, Lahiri employs various symbols such as TV, a pocket watch, a map, candies, a sandalwood box, a pumpkin, Halloween etc. Pick one symbol and, using a chart below, analyze it. What hidden message(s)/possible meanings does this symbol carry in the context of the story? How does it help to depict the characters? How does it help to characterize the story’s setting? How does it advance the story’s plot? You may expand the table if you like.
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