Train Wreck in"The Namesake"
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This analysis focuses on the train wreck in Chapter One of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel "The Namesake". The analysis focuses on what the train wreck means to Ashoke and his son Gogol, and how Lahiri uses the train as a metaphor for the process of human development and maturity.
From the Paper:"The near fatal train wreck Ashoke survives in Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Namesake" is highly significant to the themes of the novel. One of the most significant themes revolves around identity development and naming, how naming is both a process that can illuminate or hide identity. Lahiri uses the train as a metaphor for the journey of development experienced by Ashoke and the Ganguli family in the novel. However the train wreck is a moment in Ashoke's development that influences him for the remainder of his life."
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