1. Samrat Upadhyay, Mad Country, “Beggar Boy,” “What Will Happen to the Sharma Family,” and “Freak Street”
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1. “The Beggar Boy,”
Explain the significance of the passages in italics in this story. Give one direct quote (with page or location number) that supports your claim for what these mean. (10 pts)
2. “The Beggar Boy,”
Explain why Ramesh wears Suresh’s clothes. Give a direct quote (with page or location numbers)that supports your claim. (10 pts)
3. “What Will Happen to the Sharma Family”
This story features the opposite of an open ending. If, at the end of “An Enemy of the People,” the play does not offer any answers about how that family would make do in the aftermath of being run out of town, this story tells its readers everything we could possibly want to know about the family to which we are introduced at the beginning.
Question: Explain HOW the narrative’s use of the future tense to narrate what happens to each of the family members impacts your own enjoyment or understanding of it. Give one direct quote (with page or location #) that supports your point. (10 pts)
4. “Freak Street”
Explain whether Sofi wants to escape her Americanness or her drug use more in your interpretation of the story. Give one direct quote (with page or location #) that supports your claim.
5. “Freak Street”
Explain Ma’s motivations for helping Sofi transform herself into a Nepalese version of herself. Give one direct quote (with page or location #) that supports your claim.