Culture In Eudora Mistake's The Namesake

Culture 's capacity in The Namesake can be seen as nearly endless when considering the many themes that give themselves to the story. Given that the story pertains to immigration and integration as a whole, culture is obvious to come up under a variety of ideas inevitably impacted by the story telling. A major component of how the story focuses on fostering culture is through it 's growth in areas with similar or familiar inhabitants. This is seen in The Namesake as a way for families and individuals to hopefully continue their culture, within certain environments, in spite of immigration 's many implications. This leads to the idea of space and place 's own dwelling within the narrative to be discovered. The difference between the two is made …show more content…
In The Namesake, place for the characters is only a matter of where their identities and wanted culture, of mostly Bengali and American, are present as a necessary component of one another. Space on the other hand, acts as a something of which no obligations are made, whether it be based on culture or not; and identity in itself is of little importance in considerable spaces. Because of how place is chosen to be created as a way for specific forms of growth in oneself due to who they are to be, space 's own characteristics exist to contrast that fact. This makes it so the Ganguli family and others can reside in an area and settle under the identities they create from the culture they choose to adopt, making it a place, while subsequently coming to terms with the lack thereof in a space and even finding something to be desired from that. In examining the abundance of both, showing double consciousness and absence of any, what divides and defines space/place becomes clear. These distinctions separating and signifying the two as act an underlying tone to the story 's own narrative when viewing culture at

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