Shukumar Shoba Essays and Term Papers

  • Interpreter of Maladies-Shukumar Character Analysis

    tells a story about Shukumar and his wife Shoba going through the troubles after experiencing their stillbirth and explains how they get “closer” during a power outage. Shukumar is a strong man and really tries to support his wife in the distant relationship they develop. Shukumar is worthy of character...

    927 Words | 3 Pages

  • Divorce in Short Stories

    matrimony between two persons. Shoba and Shukumar, having planned a good life ahead of them had a sudden change in plans when their child had died. After that incident Shoba planned to separate from Shukumar and this did not help save their marriage. Her reasons for leaving Shukumar were because of their failure...

    1142 Words | 3 Pages

  • Grief a Temporary Matter

    ‘Interpreter of Maladies’ (Jhumpa Lahiri’s) characters Shoba and Shukumar enter a world of grief after losing their first child. The book is set in America but their cultural background is Indian, although Shukumar has not spent as much time there as Shoba it is talked about regularly throughout the story...

    646 Words | 2 Pages

  • Unpredictability in Relationships in Interpreter of Maladies

    tells a story about a married couple named Shoba and Shukumar that has to face with the grief of their stillbirth child. After the loss of their child, Shoba and Shukumar are trying to avoid each other. They go to work earlier and come back home later. Shoba even brings home more extra work to keep her...

    1360 Words | 4 Pages

  • Communication and Marriage Communication plays an immense role in effective

    very often seen in modern days. The communication between the couple, Shoba and Shukumar went from speaking to one another every time the saw each other, to barely speaking at all. In the beginning of the story Shoba and Shukumar, receive a notice stating, "For five days their electricity would be cut...

    1916 Words | 5 Pages

  • Interpreter of Maladies

    Matter, the breakdown of Shukumar and Shoba’s relationship is based purely on their discretion to communicate with one other. After the stillbirth of the baby, both Shukumar and Shoba begin to adopt changes in their habits. Shoba becomes evidently more distant, while Shukumar undertakes cooking in order...

    1095 Words | 3 Pages

  • Essay on “A Temporary Matter”

    Matter”, Shoba, the wife, tells her husband, Shukumar, that she is going to move out. The loss of their baby is a key factor in this decision but it is not the only factor. One cause of the relationship ending the way it did was the fact that Shukumar was never around. Shoba and Shukumar could never...

    484 Words | 2 Pages

  • A Temporary Matter Analysis

    “A Temporary Matter” By Jhumpa Lahiri 1. The story is about the marriage of the 2 main characters, Shukumar and his wife, Shoba. The story begins when Shoba, returning home from the gym, finds a notice from the electric company letting the people of their street know that nightly there will be...

    1026 Words | 3 Pages

  • Comparing Contrasting Two Characters

    consequences arising as a result with a potential of breaking their very marriages. The likes of both the women are very common in today’s urban society. Shoba of ‘A Temporary Matters’ and Mrs. Das of ‘Interpreter of Maladies’ are typical middleclass women wishing their husbands to be still more considerate...

    1977 Words | 5 Pages

  • Hussain

    Interpreter of Maladies Q1: Provide description of Shoba and Shukumar in both the past and the present. | Shoba | Shukumar | Past | She used to go to gym. | He used to work for the whole day. | | She used to go to the parties. | He used to attend parties. | | She arranged a party of about...

    648 Words | 2 Pages

  • Interpreter of Maladies

    was having difficulty himself communicating with his wife. In ‘Sexy’, Miranda misinterprets Dav’s meaning of sexy and In ‘A Temporary Matter’, Shoba and Shukumar hardly interacted with each other anymore after their baby died. Mrs In ‘This Blessed House’, newly wed Twinkle and Sanjeev had numerous fights...

    420 Words | 2 Pages

  • A Temporary Matter

    Rebecca Alois 1/6/14 “A Temporary Matter” As Shukumar sat at the table holding Shoba in his arms, he knew it was for the last time. She would never be able to look at him in the same way she once did, before she lost the baby, before he had hurt her with the harsh reality that he rocked their stillborn...

    349 Words | 2 Pages

  • Interpreter of Maladies

    from 8pm for a few days, Shoba and Shukumar play a game. A game where they tell all their secrets. Every night they played the game, Shukumar would feel Shoba getting close to him, as they used to be before their child passed away. Since the death of their child, Shoba and Shukumar have had less communication...

    706 Words | 2 Pages

  • A Comparison Between Kiss Me and a Temporary Matter

    He becomes foreign to the things he used to do and enjoy; the things that made up who he was. Shukumar rarely rises any earlier than around noon; waking up to an empty house for Shoba has already left. Shukumar has gone from one extreme to another, “had been diligent if not dedicated, summarizing chapters...

    1444 Words | 4 Pages

  • A Temporary Matter essay

    in how these two people live their life from day to day. The narrator, Shukumar, is extremely observant and does an excellent job in highlighting the little things in his life. “These days Shoba was always gone by the time Shukumar woke up. He would open his eyes and see the long black hairs she shed...

    658 Words | 2 Pages

  • “In time she would reveal the disappointment of her marriage, and he his.” The stories present a particular negative view of marriage. Does your reading of the stories support this view?

    your reading of the stories support this view? Lahiri’s stories present a particular mixed opinion and view on marriage. In “A Temporary Matter”, Shoba and Shukumar’s marriage is untrustworthy and has a negative feel to it between the characters after their baby’s miscarriage as they fail to communicate...

    1275 Words | 3 Pages

  • Interpreter of Maladies --> Challenges

    However some challenges less imaginable in our society (Australia’s), there are still a few which are possible. A Temporary Matter’s characters, Shoba and Shukumar show the result of a stillborn pregnancy, and the consequences that can follow if such serious matters occur. In another story, such as This...

    1275 Words | 3 Pages

  • Jhumpa Lahiri

    not the way it seems. This story is narrated in the third person, yet takes the perspective of Shukumar, Shoba's husband. This way of narration seems affective in some respects. Throughout the story, Shoba seems a distant, mysterious character; we do not see her point of view or her emotions as we do...

    2033 Words | 5 Pages

  • A Temporary Matter. Essay

    A Temporary Matter Husband and wife Shukumar and Shoba are notified that their electricity will be turned off at 8:00PM for five evenings in a row in order to fix a power line. Shoba tells her husband this news. He looks at her, noticing that her makeup has run from her time at the gym. He reminisces...

    9411 Words | 21 Pages

  • Communication and Its Importance in Creating Conflict in "Interpreter of Maladies"

    the game that Shoba and Shukamar played, referring to the revealing one truth about oneself when there were not any lights, and the game where they were hiding from each other, hoping to avoid awkward encounters. This was an internal conflict from Shukumar’s perspective because Shukumar was thinking of...

    965 Words | 3 Pages