Unformatted text preview: them as they had just immigrated to a totally new and foreign land. However, for Gogol, his name is a burden he must bear. Not having a formal American name automatically separates Gogol from the other children and makes him the butt of many jokes. He struggles constantly with his own identity, rebelling against his immigrant parents and attempting to build his own “American” life. This is seen when Gogol officially changes his name to Nikhil once leaving for college. However in the end Gogol begins accepting his ethnicity and even begins to date an Indian girl who is also struggling with her identity. This story is one of Gogol’s constant struggle with his namesake in forming his own identity....
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- Fall '08
- Immigration to the United States, gogol