• A Temporary Matter and Earth and Ashes
    the Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, although Shukumar and Shoba are married couple, their relationship is rather similar to the relationship of parents and children. At first, it is Shoba who takes care of Shukumar while then Shukumar takes over the role and starts to pick up his responsibilities...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Interpreter of Maladies
    eat and talk in the dark and reconnect. Disappointment when Shoba decides to leave and move to her new apartment, because of her inability to deal with her anger and frustration of losing the baby. Isolation/exclusion: Shukumar and Shoba both avoid each other, excluding each other from their lives...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Mulch
    impacted the lives of a young couple. Shukumar and Shoba were enjoying their lives together as they were anticipating the birth of their first child. They were looking forward to going through the process of parenthood with their first baby, “He imagined a day when he and Shoba might need to buy a station wagon...
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  • 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...
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  • Lost
    side. Shukumar wanted his wife to be happy and so by going to make contacts in Baltimore she was happy with Shukumar. In this way, he showed that he truly loved Shoba. Leaving Shoba was the first time Shukumar welcomed the image of having a child. Though this was the last and only time Shukumar would...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • “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...
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  • 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...
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  • Peek a Boo America
    Matter”. In “A Temporary Matter”, there are two main characters, Shoba and Shukumar. Shoba and Shukumar face issues in their relationship, making it difficult for them to rekindle their love and save their marriage. Both Shoba and Shukumar experienced the hardship of losing their baby. Since then, the...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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