Read the first 4 chapters of The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and make notes on the important emerging themes. Begin an original discussion post of two paragraphs in response to the topic above.

Specifically,  how do the characters so far experience alienation? Give specific examples by quoting or paraphrasing from the first 4 chapters. This part can be done in one paragraph. See below for second paragraph.

Paragraph 2 – Have you ever experienced alienation – that feeling of being strange or different, or just not seeming to fit in, whether it’s in a foreign country, or new school/college? club? group? family? How do you deal with it? If you have not experienced alienation, how do you think you would deal with it? Are the characters in your opinion doing their best to overcome alienation?