Week Five Group Assignment

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Week Five Group Assignment Kathleen Fitzpatrick David Gross Jennifer Jacob In all three stories, the factor of abandonment and survival is present. In “Housewife”, Lajo is abandoned by her family and left to fend for herself in whichever way necessary. In “Separate Ways”, Kichizo was also abandoned by his family and left to fend for himself, while Okyo makes decisions that are not as respectable in order to live a better life. In”The Immoderation of Ifat”, there was a sense of abandonment when Ifat ran away from home to get married. It was as if she had intentionally abandoned her family to make a family of her own. It is heartbreaking to hear about stories that involve children and abandonment. It’s sad that this happens more and more in real life every day. Also, in all three stories, everyone also knows each other’s personal business. In “Separate Ways”, Hanji knew of Okyo’s intent to leave before Kichizo found out. This upset Kichizo because he didn’t believe Hanji. In “Housewife” everyone knew of Lago’s past life and the whole village spoke of Mirza and Lajo’s relations. People referred to Lago as a “slut” because her life before Mirza involved brothels and such. People were surprised when Mirza decided to marry Lago because of her reputation. In “Immoderation of Ifat” the whole town spoke of Ifat’s murder and the wealth and scandal
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