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The Namesake
The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Themes
Quotes
Identity
Identity Quotes
Family
Family Quotes
Foreignness and 'the Other'
Foreignness and 'the Other' Quotes
Home
Home Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Contrasting Regions: India, United States, Europe
Contrasting Regions: India, United States, Europe Quotes
Dissatisfaction
Dissatisfaction Quotes
Society and Class
Society and Class Quotes
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Brief Summary
Characters
Nikhil/Gogol Ganguli
Timeline
Ashima Ganguli
Ashoke Ganguli
Moushumi Mazoomdar
Sonali (Sonia) Ganguli
Dimitri Desjardins
Maxine Ratliff
Gerald and Lydia Ratliff
Graham
Astrid and Donald
Ruth
Ghosh
Ben
Character Clues
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Clothing Imagery
The Circle of Life
Trains
Food
Cultural Capital: Books, Art, and D├ęcor
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Epigraph?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Rebirth
Three-Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Study Questions
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What Was Said)
Quotes (What Was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What Was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols Quiz
Symbols Quiz Flashcards
Symbols Quiz True or False
What's in a name?
What's in a name? Flashcards
What's in a name? True or False
"Please, just call me Mr. Ganguli"
"Please, just call me Mr. Ganguli" Flashcards
"Please, just call me Mr. Ganguli" True or False
Essay