"The Real Durwan By Jhumpa Lahiri" Essays and Research Papers

The Real Durwan By Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri, born in 1967 to Bengali parents in London, moved to Rhodes Island as a child. She feels strong ties to her parents' homeland as well as the United States and England. She now resides in New York. This colorful background has led her to a unique multicultural perspective. Her goal in writing she states is "a desire to be able to interpret between two cultures". Lahiri remembers her need to write as early as when she was ten years old and she has always used writing as an outlet for...

Fiction, India, Indian American 1869  Words | 5  Pages

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Jhumpa Lahiri

Walking between two worlds – Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies Tarun Kumar (Research Scholar) Immigration is a common phenomenon in the contemporary world. Travelling and adapting across cultures have turned into major issues and concerns of the contemporary globalizing environment . It’s impact is evident in the contemporary fiction as well. Whether it be diaspora writers of yester years or the present time, all of them feel the pangs of separation from their root and difficulty in adjusting...

India, Indian American, Interpreter of Maladies 1218  Words | 4  Pages

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A Real Durwan

literature, upon occasion, the real magic of the message can only be expressed in an abstract, off hand way. In certain pieces, the richness of the idea is often passed between the lines through symbols. A “symbol” is a word, phrase, image, or the like having a complex of associated meanings and perceived as having inherent value separable from that which is symbolized. This is apparent in Jhumpa Lahiri’s, “A Real Darwan”. Boori Ma is an unofficial, unpaid “Durwan”, or doorman of a lower-middle class...

Fiction, Jhumpa Lahiri, Short story 970  Words | 3  Pages

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Jhumpa Lahiri born on July 11, 1967 is an Indian American author. Lahiri was born in London, raised in Rhode island, the daughter of Indian immigrants from the state of West Bengal. Her family moved to the United States when she was two; Lahiri considers herself an American. Some of Lahiri's books are, Interpreter of Maladies, her first novel The Namesake film of the same name The Lowland. Boori Ma, an increasingly frail 64-year-old woman, is the durwan (live-in doorkeeper) to an apartment...

Apartment, Doctor, House 1535  Words | 5  Pages

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Jhumpa Lahiri

The Interpreter of Maladies Many children in the world are born and raised into cross cultural lives. Jhumpa Lahiri is an example of one of those people. Lahiris life experiences influence her symbolism, themes and styles of her writing. Growing up in America, she was greatly influenced by the Indian and American culture making her an Indian American. Jhumpa Lahiris personal experience as an Indian American is conveyed through Lilia’s cross cultural struggles in “Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine,” Mr....

Asian American, Culture, Indian American 1197  Words | 3  Pages

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The Life and Motivation of Jhumpa Lahiri (Research Paper))

Brunn English 201-141 12 July 2011 The Life and Motivation of Jhumpa Lahiri Jhumpa Lahiri was born on 1967 in London, UK. Her parents were Indian-Bengalis. Lahiri grew up in Rhode Island, USA and she considers herself to be an American. Lahiri is a very educated woman with multiple degrees in English, including a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies. She did a two-year fellowship at Provincetown's Fine Arts Work Center. Lahiri lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush, a...

Alice Munro, Creative writing, Fiction 1866  Words | 7  Pages

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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri: A Review

empowers an individual for better or sometimes for worse. An individual’s perceptions of belonging evolve in response to the passage of time and interaction with their world. It is a condition which is portrayed through the novel the Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri, and the cult movie The Breakfast Club directed by John Hughes which encapsulate the struggles and journey’s of both feelings through the passage of time. In the literary text the dynamic characters illuminate the idea and challenges of belonging...

Culture, Individual, Jhumpa Lahiri 1159  Words | 4  Pages

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Diasporic Narrative in Jhumpa Lahiri

Thakur Ankita Project In English I 13 October 2014 Diasporic Narrative in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake Abstract Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake predominantly involves the collision between the two cultures American and Bengali. It not only determines the clash between the different generations but also vivid ideologies affecting the lives of middle class family and especially the life of Gogol. Jhumpa Lahiri tries her best to portray the lifestyle of a very simple Bengali Family residing in abroad...

Diaspora, Indian American, Jhumpa Lahiri 2103  Words | 9  Pages

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"Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri

Mina's Secret In "Interpreter of Maladies," Jhumpa Lahiri uses Mina Das's red outfit as a way to represent an unfaithful woman, who is disconnected from her roots, and has fallen out of love with life. Her guilt from keeping a secret that one of her children is not from her husband, but from an affair, has caused her to act in a very distant and uncaring way. Through the family's visit to the Sun Temple, and the hills at Udayagiri and Khandagiri in India, accompanied by Mr. Kapasi, a Gujarati interpreter...

Doctor, Walk This Way 1880  Words | 5  Pages

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The Story “Interpreter of Maladies”, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Fantasy vs. Reality The story “Interpreter of Maladies”, by Jhumpa Lahiri, the major theme is self-reflection. The main characters Mr. Kapasi and Mrs. Das, dwell on there past but once they meet they both were looking for excuses to move on. In comparison, the story “Half a Grapefruit” by Alice Munro has to do with the same concept, if you read in between the lines. Rose sees herself better than the people that surround her. She tries very hard to be better than them, but does not succeed. However...

Alice Munro, Happiness, Interpreter of Maladies 1360  Words | 3  Pages

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An Analysis of Hell-Heaven by Jhumpa Lahiri

story of “Hell-Heaven” by Jhumpa Lahiri, that is not the exception. However, it is an unusual and very enjoyable story where readers can identify themselves with it because the main characters are common people who have the same problems as many of us. If I have to summarize the story in one sentence, I can say that it describes the experiences of people who come from other cultures to the USA, and it is nuanced with an impossible love to make it more interesting and real. Also, the author divided...

Culture, Family, Love 1186  Words | 3  Pages

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Analysis of Conflict in Jhumpa Lahiri’s “This Blessed House”

“This Blessed House” by Jhumpa Lahiri is a short story that follows a small period of time in the two characters’ lives. Having known one another for only four months, newlyweds Sanjeev and Tanima, called Twinkle, are finding it difficult to adjust to married life. Both have very different personalities, a theme that Lahiri continuously points to throughout the story,. Their conflict comes to a head when Twinkle begins finding Christian relics all over the house. Sanjeev wants to throw the relics...

EMPG, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jhumpa Lahiri 959  Words | 3  Pages

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Jhumpa Lahiri

www.the-criterion.com The Criterion: An International Journal in English ISSN-0976-8165 The Treatment of Immigrant Experience in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Name Sake D.Ebina Cordelia Assistant Professor in English Holy Cross College,Tiruchirappalli Tamilnadu. Indian writing in English is one of the voices in which India speaks. It spreads the traditional and cultural heritage of India within India and also introduces it to the whole world. It is Indian in sensibility, thought, feeling and emotion...

Culture, India, Jhumpa Lahiri 4421  Words | 17  Pages

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cultural identity in Jhumpa Lahari's THE NAMESAKE

Cultural Identity In Jhumpa Lahiri’s THE NAMESAKE Jhumpa Lahiri, the author of The Namesake, was born in London, the daughter of Indian immigrants from the state of West Bengal. Her family moved to the United States when she was three. Lahiri grew up in Kingston, Rhode Island, where her father Amar Lahiri works as a librarian at the University of Rhode Island. When she began kindergarten in Kingston, Rhode Island, Lahiri's teacher decided to call her by her pet name, Jhumpa, because it was easier...

Family, Identity, Jhumpa Lahiri 2141  Words | 5  Pages

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About Jhumpa Lahiri

About Jhumpa Lahiri, Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian- American author. She was born on 11 July 1967 in London and is daughter of Indian immigrants from Bengal. She grew up in Kingston, Rhode island. She graduated from South Kingstown High school and later achieved multiple degrees in Boston university. In 2001, She married Alberto vourvoulias –Bush, A journalist who was then a deputy editor of “The Times”. Interpreter of maladies Lahiri’s short stories faced rejection from publishers for years. But...

Fiction, Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri 401  Words | 2  Pages

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Mrs. Sen's Displacement in America: "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri

The short story, "Mrs. Sen's", by Jhumpa Lahiri, tells the experiences of Mrs. Sen, an Indian Bengali housewife, who has unhappily immigrated from Calcutta, India to the United states, due to her husbands profession. She is married to Mr. Sen, who spends the majority of his time at his work place as a mathematics professor at an American University. As a result, Mrs. Sen decides to become a babysitter for an 11-year-old- boy, named Eliot, as a way to fill up her lonely afternoons while her husband...

American way, Culture of India, Jhumpa Lahiri 1361  Words | 4  Pages

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Essay About Belonging

readily adapt and embrace their new lifestyle. Nonetheless Jhumpa Lahiri uses a diverse range of characters to illustrate the human need to feel belonged to one self to others, to feel accepted and have a place to belong. Between the nine short stories that Jhumpa Lahiri has written she has set up a range of main characters facing similar problems contrasting their different living styles but comparing the fact that they have problems. Lahiri wants to explain that everyone can face problems. One of...

Culture, Identity, Interpreter of Maladies 936  Words | 3  Pages

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Jhumpa Lahiri: the Namesake

Our group’s presentation is on Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, The Namesake, and the movie made after it. The Namesake follows the lives of Gogol Ganguli and his parents, Ashima and Ashok as they find themselves and their culture while living in America. The Namesake allows the reader an inside perspective on Bengali culture. While working on our presentation, I found that I was able to relate to Gogol and his efforts to balance living in America while having a Bengali background. The struggles of his...

Family, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Immigration to the United States 480  Words | 2  Pages

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Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri's book of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, reflects a realism that is seldom read in fiction. The characters are neither boring nor extraordinary, but they do face situations and dilemmas that are indicative of real life. Though the stories are all unrelated, they do share similar themes. These reoccurring motifs are religion, New-world v .Old-world tradition, gender roles, and secrecy. These themes become vital in the development of each and every character in the work. In...

Gender role, India, Interpreter of Maladies 827  Words | 3  Pages

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Cultural Differences as Described by Jhumpa Lahiri

Some cultures value religious customs and tradition while others value freedom and individuality. It is sometimes hard for people from different cultures to form relationships when they don't have the same idea of what is right and what is wrong. Jhumpa Lahiri, describes many of these obstacles in the book titled, Interpreter of Maladies. In the story Interpreter of Maladies, the relationship between an American woman and an Indian man falls apart because of two things, the man learns something about...

Culture, Doctor, Hindu 668  Words | 2  Pages

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diaspora as gendered in the work of jhumpa lahiri

2014. Diaspora as gendered: Lahiri’s The Namesake and The Interpreter of Maladies In the following paper, I will discuss the issue of Diaspora, particularly the way in which it is linked to identity formation and the concept of home. I will use Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake and The Interpreter of Maladies to explore this idea further. The focus will be on the way in which the experience of Diaspora is ‘gendered’ and show that their experience is different from the male discourse of Diaspora. Through...

Diaspora, Diaspora studies, Identity 2936  Words | 11  Pages

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Response of My Two Lives by Jhumpa Lahiri

Melody Onyemaechi English 1302.S53 March 31, 2015 Response of “My Two Lives” by Jhumpa Lahiri In her essay “My Two Lives,” Jhumpa Lahiri writes about her struggle with being Indian-American in the American society focusing on how being part of two cultures was confusing, stressful, and full of pressure from living two lives. After 37 years living in the United States, Lahiri understands why she felt as if she were living two lives during her childhood. She describes herself as an Indian- American...

Appeal, Asia, Bangladesh 464  Words | 2  Pages

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Hell Heaven Jhumpa Lahiri

Assignment 1 Theory There are many different causes of crime in the Criminal Justice system today. Here are three causes of crimes of my own opinion. Poor judgment, meaning lack of ability to think or act clearly, criticism meaning being picked on all your life and being put down in a negative way, and revenge meaning getting back at someone who has caused you pain or suffering and has done physical or mental harm to your family or friends...

Causality, Crime, Drug 904  Words | 3  Pages

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The Immigration Experience told in Interpreter of Maladies

life anew, is an experience unique to its own. In her Pulitzer Prize winning book Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri writes numerous short fictitious stories presented in the light of the immigration, and how it affects the characters within them. Her characters must navigate hardship, questions on self-identity, realting to another, and other experiences as a result immigrating. Lahiri herself has been clearly affected by the immigration experience; she has expressed concern on self-identity...

Girl, Immigration, Immigration to the United States 1107  Words | 4  Pages

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Portrayal of Male Characters in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Selected Short Stories

PORTRAYAL OF MALE CHARACTERS IN JHUMPA LAHIRI’S SELECTED SHORT STORIES ABSTRACT This study analyzes the male characters in Jhumpa Lahiri’s three selected short stories. The formalistic theory chosen to dissect the texts has enable readers to be objective in their interpretation by separating the elements of theme, plot, point of view and the setting of the story. By concentrating only on the characterization factor, the characters of each of the male characters were revealed. Using...

Alice Munro, Character, Fiction 9846  Words | 32  Pages

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Comparative Cultural Studies: Forming, Deforming and Reforming of Identity in the Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

the writings of Salman Rushdie, Agha Shahid Ali, Amitav Ghosh, V.S. Naipaul, Bharati Mukherjee, Jhumpa Lahiri, Kiran Desai and many others.(Dutta,online) The present paper will highlight the issue of identity crisis: forming, deforming and reforming in the light of The Namesake by Jumpha lahiri. Having born of educated middle class Bengali parents in London and grown up in Rhodes Island (USA) Jhumpa Lahiri beautifully and authentically portrays the diaspora experiences in her first collection of short...

Diaspora, Jhumpa Lahiri, Nikolai Gogol 3140  Words | 8  Pages

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Cultural Traditions, Migration, Family and Identity Are Issues Which Emerge Throughout the Novel the Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. How Have Various Literary Techniques Been Used to Show That These Issues Play a Major Role

Cultural traditions, migration, family and identity are issues which emerge throughout the novel The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. How have various literary techniques been used to show that these issues play a major role in an individual experiencing a sense of belonging or not belonging? The need to belong to a group or community shapes our behaviour, attitudes and actions. Instinctively we bond with our own or people we may otherwise not have. However, when your cultural identity is marginalised...

Culture, Identity, Individual 1045  Words | 3  Pages

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Hills like White Elephants by Hemingway, A&P by Updike and Hell-Heaven by Lahiri

Ernest Hemingway, John Updike and Jhumpa Lahiri are very talented and respected authors. They each had a unique, but at the same time similar way of writing and expressing literature. Hills like White Elephants by Hemingway, A&P by Updike and Hell-Heaven by Lahiri were no exception. In this essay I will begin by showing the similarities and differences between Hills like White Elephants and A&P followed by Hell-Heaven and A&P and finally similarities and differences of Hell-heaven and Hills like...

Difference, Ernest Hemingway, Hell 973  Words | 3  Pages

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Jhumpa Lahiri's Writing Style in "The Namesake"

style, by which she projects thoughts into future. In other words, there are numerous examples in the book, where Lahiri chooses to ‘give away’ to the reader additional information about the characters which refers to their future situation and will either appear later in the book, or will never be mentioned again. Projecting thoughts into future is a way of writing that Lahiri applies in various points throughout the book; however, the last three pages of the novel are totally based on this...

Fiction, Indian cuisine, Jhumpa Lahiri 879  Words | 3  Pages

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Real Numbers

------------------------------------------------- Real number In mathematics, a real number is a value that represents a quantity along a continuum, such as 5 (an integer), 3/4 (a rational number that is not an integer), 8.6 (a rational number expressed in decimal representation), and π (3.1415926535..., an irrational number). As a subset of the real numbers, the integers, such as 5, express discrete rather than continuous quantities. Complex numbers include real numbers as a special case. Real numbers can be divided into rational...

Decimal, Georg Cantor, Irrational number 1186  Words | 4  Pages

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Real Estate

Entreprenurial Investmet in Real Estate? You bet! Real Estate 101: Building Wealth with Real Estate Investments; by Gary W. Eldred. Copyright in 2006 by Trump University. . Dr. Eldred, a professor who has faculty positions in top universities, including Stanford, is the bestselling author of several real estate investing books that preach the importance of becoming a knowledgeable investor. Eldred’s latest book, Real Estate 101, is a “How To” on real estate investing for beginners that...

Factors of production, Finance, Investment 808  Words | 3  Pages

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There's No Place Like Home

his characters. The interpretation and comprehension of a story is largely dependent on the inclusion of accounts from the author's own life and experiences. In Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees, David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars, and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, diaspora makes it difficult for the characters to assimilate to the new customs and moral convictions of each new environment. In her novel, The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd uses her own childhood to mold...

Character, Fiction, Interpreter of Maladies 819  Words | 3  Pages

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Real Experience for Real Teen Drivers

Real Experience for Real Teen Drivers Real Experience for Real Teen Drivers Young drivers lack experience in driving situations that will occur outside of the mandatory, cookie cutter training they complete during the time of holding their learners driving licenses. The lack of inexperience plays a major role in teen car accident fatalities and injuries. Whitelegg (1987) has shown “The United States alone is in running of about 50,000 deaths a year from teen-driving fatalities. In terms of...

Adolescence, Automobile, Driver's education 994  Words | 3  Pages

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God Is Real

God is Real General Purpose: To Inform and Tell Story Specific Purpose: To explain to my audience in my experience how God is real. Introduction: I. When I was a young, my family did not preach about religion in the household. A. My mom was Jewish and dad was Baptist. They both believe in God B. My family let me make my own choice about God and religion and I chose not to believe. II. After becoming a teenager, I was interested about the many religions...

2000 albums, 2006 singles, 2008 singles 793  Words | 3  Pages

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Real Number

In mathematics, a real number is a value that represents a quantity along a continuous line. The real numbers include all the rational numbers, such as the integer −5 and the fraction 4/3, and all the irrational numbers such as √2 (1.41421356... the square root of two, an irrational algebraic number) and π (3.14159265..., a transcendental number). Real numbers can be thought of as points on an infinitely long line called the number line or real line, where the points corresponding to integers are...

Decimal, Field, Irrational number 2702  Words | 7  Pages

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Real Madrid

Speech Outline Name: SALIM ALRASHDI Title: Speech about Real Madrid football club. General Purpose: To Inform about Real Madrid football club. Specific Purpose: To show my audience of three aspects of Real Madrid football club. Central Idea: Real Madrid has great background of history, honours, players and management Team. Introduction Attention: Do you know why they call it the royal club? Reveal topic: Today I am going to tell you information about one of the most famous...

Atlético Madrid, Intercontinental Cup, La Liga 554  Words | 3  Pages

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Real madrid

ABSTRACT The case study is about one of the best known and best playing soccer team in the world, Real Madrid. It tries to backlight the myth of soccer and the tremendous merchandising system behind soccer. Especially the era of Florentino Pérez, who brought a new dimension in managing and merchandising soccer clubs to Spain, will be analyzed in detail. SOCCER THE GAME What makes a team like Real Madrid so interesting for sponsors and fans worldwide? What makes soccer so interesting for us? ...

Association football, FIFA, FIFA World Cup 1025  Words | 3  Pages

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Real Friendship

can not live without friends and real friendship could be a great support in one’s life. Friendship is simply a divine relationship based on feelings and understanding. It’s not an ordinary social or official affair between people but a divine feeling and care based on mutual trust, affection and support. A true friendship is developed ultimately; sometimes relationship could be established for earthly benefits but that is not really considered friendship. A real friendship does not aim any worldly...

Affection, Friendship, Interpersonal relationship 746  Words | 3  Pages

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Real Vampire

vampire you envision will depend on the most recent book, movie, or television series you are intrigued by. These images are the glorified Hollywood images that are spoon fed to us daily, but these are not the true definitions or characteristics of a real vampire. As much as most people believe that the image of the vampire was spawned from the story of Dracula written by Bram Stoker that is certainly not the case, the story of the vampire started thousands of years ago and span the globe, and continue...

Bram Stoker, Dracula, John William Polidori 2795  Words | 7  Pages

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Real Numbers

M6972593, 2098960, 1999 M13466917, 4053946, 2001 M20996011, 6320430, 2003 M24036583, 7235733, 2004 M25964951, 7816230, 2005 M30402457, 9152052, 2005 M32582657, 9808358, 2006 M43112609, 12978189, 2008 M57885161, 17425170, 2013 ii is real From Euler's formula, we know that exp(i*x) = cos(x) + i*sin(x), where "exp(z)" is the exponential function ez. Then exp(i*Pi/2) = cos(Pi/2) + i*sin(Pi/2) = i. Raising both sides to i-th power, we see that the right side is the desired quantity...

0, Georg Cantor, Irrational number 1992  Words | 6  Pages

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Real Leaders

Real Leadership: What it Takes This is for all of those young people who wish to be leader. Probably everyone is going to say, “That’s me. I want to be a leader: to have everyone look up to me, to be important, to be able to tell other people what they should do, to have others be envious of my position. Yep, I want to be a leader. How can I do that?” To begin with, many people get leadership and politics mixed up. Being a leader is much different than being a politician. If you want all of...

Fiedler contingency model, Leadership, Management 1798  Words | 5  Pages

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Are Aliens Real

throughout the solar systems of the galaxy. Are aliens real is a question that can be asked by anyone regardless of their age, race, religion, or creed. There has been an overwhelming amount of evidence that has been passed around by those who have claimed to come in contact with information that deals with issue. Over the years there have been a number of events that can shed some light on this issue. The question of whether or not aliens are real is a question that will always be asked until the truth...

Classified information, Earth, Extraterrestrial life 1259  Words | 4  Pages

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Cultural Labyrinth in the Novels of Jumba Lahiri’ “the Namesake” and Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”

Cultural Labyrinth in the novels of Jumba Lahiri’ “The Namesake” and Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” Literature has been found over the centuries to have certain important kinds of value for human beings. It is an image of life in which is crystallized the climate of thoughts, feelings and aspiration of peoples. Literature reflects society and its culture. It not only highlights external appearance, but hints at the peculiar tendencies, instincts, and customs of the society. In this process...

Chinua Achebe, Culture, Igbo language 1598  Words | 4  Pages

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The Real You

The real you- Alex Goot Key: D Major (C#, F#, G#) Pls take note that (Eg;- E is low E and E’ is an octave higher E) Intro: RH:- A E E’ E A E E’ E G E E’ A E E’ E B E E’ A (Chord)LH:- AEA GEG FCF EBE AEA (play the Intro Twice) Verse 1 (Melody Only) Left Hand throughout the song is always the same AS THE INTRO A C E E B A B B B ABCB I wish...

2002 albums, 2002 singles, 2006 singles 560  Words | 4  Pages

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Real Monster

January 17, 2013 Humanities 8th Real Monster What is a monster? Is it a horrible creature or human that goes out for the kill and doesn’t own up to their crime? Or is it a disfigured living thing that does not look human? Who is the real monster here? Is it Victor or his creation or both? Some would say “Victor’s creation” because it does not look human and looks scary and ugly. Others would say “Victor” because of what he did in his past. I think Victor is the real monster throughout the entire...

Death, English-language films, Frankenstein 904  Words | 3  Pages

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Is Bisexuality Real

particularly in large, liberal cities - a new question arises - is it possible to be attracted to both men and women? Some say that we are biologically programmed to be attracted to a certain gender. I must disagree with this idea. Bisexuality is in fact very real and applies to many people. The first and primary reason I have to support my belief is evolution, both biologically and societal. Many people over the years have proven to become more accepting to many things. There was a time when people who didn’t...

Bisexuality, Gender, Homosexuality 1046  Words | 3  Pages

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is god real

questionable criteria Premise: I know God exists. If you disagree, prove otherwise. Oh you say you can't prove God doesn't exist? That's because you know he does! Critique: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. This is the way the real world and science work. When you say God exists, you are making an extraordinary claim; therefore, the burden of proof is on you to back up your claim. A position that God doesn't exist is not a "belief," it's the standard position we all start out...

Atheism, Existence, Existence of God 1551  Words | 5  Pages

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Ghost, Are They Real?

Ghost, are they real? What is real? A child trembling in the dark may be fearful because he believes that reality is more than the hard material objects around him. Reality for him also includes an unseen spiritual realm. You may defend yourself against these fears by insisting that such a realm cannot be a part of reality. Reality consists only of the hard, enduring objects around you that can be seen, heard, touched, and smelled. But what grounds do you have for this belief? In fact, many intelligent...

Chinese calendar, Chinese holidays, Ghost 1747  Words | 5  Pages

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A Temporary Matter by Jhumpa Lahiri. Adaptation for a Short Film

A Temporary Matter Thesis File Hassam Mairaj   A Temporary Matter Introduction "A Temporary Matter" was originally published in the New Yorker in April 1998 and is the first story in Jhumpa Lahiri's debut collection, Interpreter of Maladies (1999). The collection won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, a rare achievement for a short-story collection. The story takes place over five days, beginning March 19, at the suburban Boston home of a married couple, Nadia and Ali. During this...

Marriage, Power outage, Rolling blackout 3259  Words | 9  Pages

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Race Is Real

sources that provide proof that race is impossible to define biologically. Since colonization began, humans have been given racial identities which continue to cause uproar in nations and states. People simply assuming the existence of race makes it real. Despite this, the assumption of the existence of race does not make it valid. Race cannot be objectively specified, and it should be seen as a whole. There is only one human race. D'Andrade classifies a constitutive rule as "an entity created...

Anthropology, Family, Human 1360  Words | 4  Pages

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Real Option

Practice Questions-“Real Options” Some questions may require you to use financial calculator or Excel. (In the final exam, for students without financial calculator, writing down the formula will be enough. However, those formulas must be correct to get full credit. Therefore, it is a good practice to check whether you are correct by using Excel for these practice questions) 1. How are real options different from financial options? 2. Consider the following project data: (1) A...

Cash, Cash flow, Corporate finance 966  Words | 3  Pages

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The Real Lincoln

The Real Lincoln The biography The Real Lincoln by Thomas DiLorenzo gives readers a whole new perspective about Lincoln that they never had before. His meticulous research, passionate imagery, and skillful writing techniques, all are able to bring knowledge to the reader’s minds about our sixteenth president that we were never aware of before. Lincoln was always affiliated with the topics of equality, ending slavery, social fairness, and much alike, but the quotes stated by politician/president...

Abolitionism, Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War 2600  Words | 7  Pages

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Melting Pot V. Tossed Salad

for granted that a tossed salad society is better for the people because It allows for people not to loose their cultural identity like Mr. and Mrs. Das and their children in the novel Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. “The family looked Indian but dressed as foreigners did...” (Lahiri 44). The Das family had lost their culture since they lived in America’s melting pot society in which people don’t have the opportunity to follow their culture completely because they have to be able to fit in...

Anthropology, Cultural assimilation, Culture 2110  Words | 5  Pages

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Is jesus Real

Was Jesus real? Though some may not believe Jesus was the divine Christ that Christianity venerates as the Son of God and savior of the world, and may regard accounts of the miracles and wonders attending him as mere legendary accretion; nevertheless they certainly believe there had to have been a central figure that began Christianity. Perhaps he was just a wandering teacher, or an exorcist, an apocalyptic prophet or a zealot who opposed the Romans. Perhaps he was all these things, or even...

Gospel, Gospel of Luke, Gospel of Mark 1830  Words | 5  Pages

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Real and Not so Real Retrograde Amnesia

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Interpreter of Maladies

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is the ghost real?

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The Real Eve

The Real Eve The Real Eve dealt with how we all originated from the same biological mother. Such an extraordinary and interesting concept has made some people question and wonder about this. In order to eliminate any doubts, there is a method in which we can verify this statement and discover where exactly our ancestors traveled. The method used to accomplish is called genetic engineering. You see, genetic engineering enables us to mutating mitochondria DNA located within our body. This...

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Are Ghosts Real or Not?

¹ Ghosts are real. First, the most important thing to know is that ghosts are just human beings not living in physical bodies. These are people just like you and me. Like people everywhere, ghosts can be friendly, scary, smart, and stupid and everything in between, but they're just people. Both skeptics and ardent believers in the paranormal admit that supernatural and unexplainable activity—sightings of ghost, spirit and/or aliens is on the rise. If there is no supernatural, what are these apparitions...

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Jhumpa Lahiri's the Namesake Speech

Claude Levi-Strauss once said ‘being human signifies, for each of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization.’ Belonging is a human desire of being accepted with people or places. In Jhumpa Lahiri’s story, The Namesake, the story follows the Ganguli family from their traditional Indian life in Calcutta through their uneasy transformation into America. This family is strewn with opposing fidelities and the underlying concept of the difficulties of cultural belonging...

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