This product is to help further your students' understanding of one of the main characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake. This three page worksheet provides questions for your students to answer about Gogol's mother, Ashima, who undergoes a maturation process throughout the course of the novel. The worksheet poses questions related to the character's change throughout the beginning, middle and end of the novel, with some final analysis questions to help your students synthesize the information they have gathered about Ashima and her maturation. This worksheet will assist your students in understand that the maturation process does not always pertain to children entering adulthood, but can also relate to people later on in their lives, particularly those whose individuality might be repressed by gender or cultural restraints.
Created by: Mad Musings of an English Teacher