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Third_and_final_2 - English 411/Lindsay 3rd and Final...

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English 411/Lindsay 3 rd and Final Continent 2 Thinking ahead; then, backing up for a closer look FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 1. How is Lahiri’s style of writing different from the writing of other authors we’ve read this semester? If you can’t express this in exact terms, simply explain what you sense is a difference. 2. Read the following lines from the very ending of the story. “I know that my achievement is quite ordinary ….As ordinary as it appears, there are times when is is beyond my imagination.” (799-794) Where in the story does the narrator tells us in great detail about quite ordinary events in his life? How did you feel as you read these sections of the story? 3. We do not learn Mrs. Croft’s age until line 456. Why do you think Lahiri chose to wait until then to divulge this important detail? 4. At the very end of the story, the narrator tells us: “Mrs. Croft’s was the first death I mourned in America, for hers was the first life I had admired….” (756-7) Although we haven’t looked closely at the characters and their relationship with one another,
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course ENG 411 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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Third_and_final_2 - English 411/Lindsay 3rd and Final...

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