Saturday, June 29, 2013
What's in a Name? The Namesake
As his life flows forward, he rejects then comes to terms with much of his legacy. How he reconciles the naming choice is something I think many young people can identify with. In this case, the choice of name is not an ethnic, familial, or cultural choice. It was strictly a personal one and Gogol needs to find a way to connect with his father to understand, accept and rejoice in it.
Why do you think the main themes are in The Namesake? Would you recommend it as a summer reading?