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Their kids?

While Nazneen’s perspective is beautifully insightful, I couldn’t help but think of what life was like for their children. As the first generation outside of their previous cultural line, it would be interesting to see how the cultures would develop … Continue reading

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Food and Brick Lane

It’s amazing to me how much the description and interpretation of food really reflects where characters and moods are at. I could probably just get a story simply from the food portions of the novel. It changes her opinion of … Continue reading

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Brick Lane ResponseĀ 

Unlike William, I found the beginning of the novel a little difficult to get into. Perhaps it’s because I’m currently way too accustomed to the way a play readsā€” where you know time,place, characters, and some background before the action … Continue reading

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Response to chapter 10

I found the section describing colonialism in the light of gender particularly interesting. I never saw it quite in that light, but it is now blatantly apparent. It’s interesting to see the shift of masculine/feminine descriptors depending on the POV. … Continue reading

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Gender Roles and Macbeth

Something I’ve always found entertaining is how it’s Macbeth who is manipulated by emotion, by appeals to love. Usually it’s a stereotype of a female character to fall to the bid of her lover. However, Macbeth is ultimately the one … Continue reading

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Quotation from Act II, Scene II

“That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold; What hath quenched them hath given me fire. Hark! Peace! It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman which gives the stern’st good-night.” (1-6) Lady Macbeth is so great. … Continue reading

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Response to The Management of Grief

I found it very interesting that the tone of the narrator was somewhat detached to illustrate their emotional state. The scene where after trying to identify bodies she was a part of a group who went and visited a lake … Continue reading

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