“Moushumi wonders how long she will live her life in trappings of student hood in spite of the fact that she is a married woman that she’s as far along in her studies as she is that Nikhil has a respectable if not terribly lucrative job. It would have been different with Graham-he’d made more than enough for both of them” (Lahiri 254) | One of the main themes in this story is pressure. Throughout the story Gogol feels pressured by his parents to follow the Bengali culture, to marry a Bengali girl, to eat Bengali food and to live the Bengali lifestyle. Myself being of the South Asian decent, I can relate to Gogol as well. My parents expect me to marry a Sri Lankan boy because they believe a Sri Lankan boy can make me happy. They also want to continue to pass down our culture to newer generations. This quote foreshadows the breakup that is going to happen between Gogol and Moushumi because you can tell Moushumi isn’t happy with the life she lives with Gogol. Gogol is pressured by his mother to ask out Moushumi a Bengali girl. They end up getting married but as they spend more and more days together through individuation Moushumi realises that she is not happy and this is because she was pressured into marrying a Bengali. She made herself believe her and Gogol had a lot in common and that they had a good time with each other, but deep down inside she only married him because it was what her parents wished for (her to marry a Bengali man). It develops the plot because as she begins to compare Gogol to Graham she realises she isn’t satisfied and starts to cheat on her husband. Bengali parents ideology is that culture guides you in life, it helps find your place. Throughout the story Moushumi puts on a persona of being a happy wife, who is loyal to her husband. But she is really sad about her relationship with Gogol and she transgresses by cheating on him with a former friend. Cheating on Gogol was a good move for Moushumi because this is what helps her realise that she
DOUBLE ENTRY JOURNAL
REFERENCE PAGE INFORMATION (See MLA format and be sure to include page or paragraph numbers):
Title: Titus, Christa. “Negative and Positive Impact of Mobile Phones”. Odewire. July 1, 2002. Pg. 6. Print.
“Although having the ability to connect with anyone at almost any time, is convenient.”
“People are in the habit of checking their cell phones in short intervals of time, like every five minutes.”
“Cell phones started out as tools….
Woodson, J. (2005) Show way. Talbott, H. NY: Putnam’s Sons.
Memorable Quote Personal Reaction
“And though some could book read, most could not. Stars and moon and roads. Picture reading was what they’d always known.” There are several effective ways of communicating with others. Quilting was significant to this ethnic group since they did not know how to read. African Americans found different ways to communicate in which they could under-stand the messages through the images….
Title of reading: Reading critically
|Page/par. # |Write your notes from the reading(s) here:|Write your personal ideas, reactions and |
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|P1/1 |An additional benefit of close, critical | |
| |reading is that you will….
Passage | Response |
1. (Outliers) Page 19-20: Biologists often talk about the “ecology” of an organism: the tallest oak in the forest is the tallest not just because it grew from the hardiest acorn; it is the tallest also because no other trees blocked its sunlight, the soil around it was deep and rich, no rabbit chewed through its bark as a sapling, and no lumberjack cut it down before it matured. 2. (Outliers) Page 17: If you have ability, the vast network of hockey scouts and talent spotters….
Journal writing is a way to record your thoughts. They can record personal responses to everyday experiences, like diaries, or they can record intellectual responses to academic work, like the double-entry journals you’ll be keeping during our study of various texts.
Disciplining yourself into writing down your questions, observations, emotional reactions, and reflections helps you read more deeply and sort out what’s going on, at the surface level of the story and beneath….
Ahmet K. Yilmaz
English 11 (Honors)/Eaton
29 September 2014
Double Entry Journals – Act II
“We cannot flinch; these are new times, sir. There is a misty plot afoot so subtle we should be criminal to cling to old respects and ancient friendships. I have seen too many frightful proofs in court—the Devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points! …in great pain: Man, remember, until an hour before the Devil….
Double entry journal template!
Type: Scholarly article!
Biomedical engineering is a new field and
thus there are not many strict ethical
Guidelines need to be set or else people
can and will abuse technology. The
problem is that this takes….
Double Entry Journal #2
A double-entry journal is a type of extended annotation. There is not enough room in the book to put all of the information that you’d like to write. Since the double-entry journal is in a document, you can make your information as detailed as you’d like. Your goal is to choose quotes that represent at least all of the key ideas in the section. Then discuss any connections you made to those quotes or thoughts that you had while reading. An example is done for you below….
Double Entry Journal
“In 1947 the British left, but only a moron would think that we became free then.”
The above quote is from White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. The speaker, Balram Halwai aka White Tiger is a self made man out of the so called darkness of India. He goes from working in a tea shop to working as a driver and after a few bad decisions becomes a self proclaimed entrepreneur. In his time period, India’s government is corrupt. Officials….
Double Entry Journal Prompts
March 20, 2013
“But men remembered little of all that, though some still sang old songs of the dwarf-kings of the Mountain, Thror and Dragon, and the fall of the lords of Dale.” (Tolkien 176)
“I hope I never smell the smell of apples again.” (Tolkien 179)
“But the Master was not sorry at all to let them go. They were expensive to keep, and their arrival had turned things into a long holiday in which business was a standstill.” (Tolkien….