Life In America
Eng. 2 Homework #1Read Jhumpa Lahiri’s When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine from Interpreter of Maladies.As you answer the questions, give your analysis and insights, don’t just retell details of the story. Homework must be typed and at least 2 paragraphs/question. FYI: Ms. Lahiri is a woman.QuestionsHow does Lahiri contrast East Pakistan with life in America? Give examples and explain the significance of the details and characters. What are the symbols? Is the narrator giving a point-of-view about these details?2. How does Lahiri provide background exposition about the civil war in Pakistan?What comments in the story about the teaching of history in American schools suggest that such exposition is necessary? How does the author characterize the teacher vs. the parents? Do you feel these characterizations are fair?3. What narrative devices does Lahiri use to show the building relationship between Lilia and Mr. Pirzada? Does the relationship change through the course of the story? Why? How? Would you say one character changes more than the other?