begins to realize that his name is not common among American people. He begins to question why he was named Gogol. Gogol wants to disregard all connections to his name at home and at school. He becomes embarrassed by it in school while learning about Nikolai Gogol and becomes physically tormented by its meaning that it was named after someone who starved himself to death. He decides to change his name legally to Nikhil because he was so embarrassedby it. This is an act of betrayal mainly against his father. His father had named him Gogol because when he had a near death experience. By changing his name, Gogol betrays his father’s belief in the name of Gogol, a name that symbolizes life.In conclusion in the story the namesake there was multiple sceneries that gogol goes through to figure out what is really home for him and why he betrayed his family the way he did.
Kailee,schmidt He really enjoys the way of life when he looks at life through his eyes, and gets to pick his own name, and where he wants to live, and what he wants to do, but everyone always has to know that family comes first even when you don't want to follow your family's values and what they think is best for you.