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“That you want us to call him Nikhil.” “That is correct.” Mrs. Lapidus nods. “The reason being?” “That is our wish.” “I’m not sure I follow you, Mr. Ganguli. Do you mean that Nikhil is a middle name? Or a nickname? Many of the children go by nicknames here. On this form there is a space—” “No, no, it’s not a middle name,” Ashoke says. He is beginning to lose patience. “He has no middle name. No nickname. The boy’s good name, his school name, is Nikhil.” Mrs. Lapidus presses her lips together and smiles. “But clearly he doesn’t respond.” “Please, Mrs. Lapidus,” Ashoke says. “It is very common for a child to be confused at first. Please give it some time. I assure you he will grow accustomed.” Which statement best explains how Lahiri explores conflict brought on by globalization? 1.Lahiri uses descriptions to compare elements of traditional schooling in different cultures. 2.Lahiri uses the characters’ actions to show how people from different cultures can work together to resolve conflicting values. 3.Lahiri uses the setting to highlight her opinions on the educational systems in both the United States and India. 4.Lahiri uses dialogue to show how people from different cultures can have difficulty relating to each other’s experiences.

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Answered by answersmine AT 22/10/2019 – 03:00 AM

The answer is D. Lahiri want’s to bring attention to how much cultural tension there is between an Indian transfer student and a typical American school. In this  example the conflict isn’t between the child and the teacher: but the communication barrier they have over his name.

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Read the excerpt from the namesake. welcome to elementary school, nikhil. i am your principal, mrs. lapidus. gogol looks down at his sneakers. the way the principal pronounces his new name is different from the way his parents say it, the second part of it longer, sounding like heel. she bends down so that her face is level with his, and extends a hand to his shoulder. can you tell me how old you are, nikhil? when the question is repeated and there is still no response, mrs. lapidus asks, mr. ganguli, does nikhil follow english? of course he follows, ashoke says. my son is perfectly bilingual. in order to prove that gogol knows english, ashoke does something he has never done before, and addresses his son in careful, accented english. go on, gogol, he says, patting him on the head. tell mrs. lapidus how old you are. which line from this excerpt reflects the central idea that immigrants sometimes face discrimination and prejudice in their new culture? the way the principal pronounces his new name is different from the way his parents say it, the second part of it longer, sounding like heel. can you tell me how old you are, nikhil? when the question is repeated and there is still no response, mrs. lapidus asks, mr. ganguli, does nikhil follow english? in order to prove that gogol knows english, ashoke does something he has never done before, and addresses his son in careful, accented english.

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Read the excerpt from the namesake. welcome to elementary school, nikhil. i am your principal, mrs. lapidus. gogol looks down at his sneakers. the way the principal pronounces his new name is different from the way his parents say it, the second part of it longer, sounding like heel. she bends down so that her face is level with his, and extends a hand to his shoulder. can you tell me how old you are, nikhil? when the question is repeated and there is still no response, mrs. lapidus asks, mr. ganguli, does nikhil follow english? of course he follows, ashoke says. my son is perfectly bilingual. in order to prove that gogol knows english, ashoke does something he has never done before, and addresses his son in careful, accented english. go on, gogol, he says, patting him on the head. tell mrs. lapidus how old you are. which line from this excerpt reflects the central idea that immigrants sometimes face discrimination and prejudice in their new culture? the way the principal pronounces his new name is different from the way his parents say it, the second part of it longer, sounding like heel. can you tell me how old you are, nikhil? when the question is repeated and there is still no response, mrs. lapidus asks, mr. ganguli, does nikhil follow english? in order to prove that gogol knows english, ashoke does something he has never done before, and addresses his son in careful, accented english.

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