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Deana Croog Weekly Response Paper 3 Jhumpa Lahiri’s Sexy discusses the effect of a globalizing world, and uses a naïve, American narrator to socially comment on American ignorance. Lahiri typically incorporates elements of Indian culture into her short stories, thus I deemed it strange when the story was told from the point of view of an American, not an Indian. Lahiri imposes numerous subtleties that emphasize the effect of technology and communication on relationships. Laxmi’s cousin’s husband met and fell in love with a stranger on a transcontinental flight from Delhi to Montreal, Laxmi and her husband work for a public radio station, Dev and Miranda, in a crucial scene, visit the Mapparium at the Christian Science Center and Miranda reviews the Bollywood movie stars in the video store. In addition, there is the overwhelming and obvious contrasting Euro- American and Indian cultures. The preceding serves to simultaneously unite and distance the characters in Sexy. Globalization is used ironically- it catalyzes the start of
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