WS_ThirdFinalContinent_.docx - ENGL 2363 Gabrielle Young Name Worksheet Lahiri \u201cThe Third and Final Continent\u201d 1 Make a list of Indian

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ENGL 2363 Name_________________________ Worksheet Lahiri, “The Third and Final Continent” 1. Make a list of Indian traditions/customs mentioned in the story (identify at least three ). What traditions are preserved in America by the characters (the narrator and/or Mala)? Which ones do they abandon? What is the reason for preserving or/and abandoning some of the traditions? Use the chart below to frame your answer. TRADITIONS/CUST OMS PRESERVED ABANDONED WHY? Taking one’s shoes off Yes No He has grown so accustom to it that he feels “strange wearing shoes indoors and always removed them before entering [his] room.” Eating with one’s hands and the cuisine Yes Yes The narrator realized he had to quickly adapt to the food in America by buying corn flakes and milk. He eats traditional food with his hands only once Mala arrives. He also refuses her breakfast and explains cereal will do. At the end of the story we see that Mala and the narrator have meals with their son consisting of rice eaten by hand.
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