The Namesake – Literary Elements

American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family’s unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.

1) What is the point of view of the movie?

2) What is the plot of the movie?

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3) Describe the following characters using the Fox Character Analysis Pyramid which includes name/title, physical appearance, personality, character’s role, character’s problems/challenges, major accomplishments, cultural context, and world view.

1Tabu as Ashima Ganguli 2Irrfan Khan as Ashoke Ganguli 3Kal Penn as Nikhil Gogol Ganguli

4) What is the theme of the movie?

5) What is the setting of the movie?  How important is the setting?

6) What is the genre of the movie?

7) Does the movie have any cultural lessons?

Cultural Identity

Describe the cultural identity of Ashima Ganguli, Ashoke Ganguli, and Gogol.

8) What are the literary conflicts of the movie?

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