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1 Caffrey Francis April 17, 2011 Dr. Griffin MWF 10:00-10:50 AM Moderating Discussion In the novel, Interpreter of Maladies , Jhumpa Lahiri presents many short stories such as Mrs. Sen’s and This Blessed House . In Mrs. Sen’s and This Blessed House , Lahiri’s short stories depict people who have immigrated to America from India and the culture differences they experience. In Lahiri’s short story, Mrs. Sen’s Lahiri demonstrates the culture differences between America and India through a young American boy named Eliot and his Indian babysitter Mrs. Sen. Lahiri tells the story through the protagonist’s, Eliot, point of view. The story being told through Eliot’s point of view allows the reader to view the culture differences that Eliot notices as being an American. Through the short story Mrs. Sen’s , Eliot notes the culture differences through food. Every afternoon Mrs. Sen is scene preparing and cooking food for her husband and herself. Although Eliot’s mom constantly works, she is never scene preparing or cooking food even on her day off. Instead, Eliot notes that his mom normally orders pizza for dinner. The difference between Mrs. Sen and Eliot’s mom style of dinner food reflects their cultures, “Lahiri’s female immigrant characters, in particular, work to complicate the comfortable
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course ENGLISH English 10 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Oglethorpe.

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