The namesake quotes about family

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the namesake quotes about family

The Namesake Quotes by Jhumpa Lahiri

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The Namesake Quotes

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In Chapter 2, when Ashoke names Gogol, the narrator describes his memory of the train accident that almost killed him. But the memory in this moment changes. It is still powerful, almost overwhelming.

Gogol Ganguli: So I'm two inches away from her. Her luscious lips part. Just as I'm about to kiss her, she looks at me and she says, "What's your name? Gogol Ganguli: [after being told the origin of his name] Baba, is that what you think of when you think of me? Do I remind you of that night? Ashoke Ganguli: Not at all. You remind me of everything that followed.


  1. Ealaberffen says:

    Ashoke is delighted with the birth of his son, which he associates with his miraculous rescue from a train wreck. For Ashoke, family will continue to be a source of happiness, no matter how much Gogol tries to muck it up in the future. There is a certain reserve, even between.

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