Another important theme in this novel is that family relationships are far more important than “stuff,” status, or even education. Rukmani describes her romantic partnership with her husband, her beautiful relationship with her daughter, and the tender relationship that forms between her and the boy she adopts (whose name she tells us in chapter 1 is Puli). What relationships mean the most to you in your life? Who in your family would you say you are closest to? Why is that relationship so important to you?
The whole purpose of this assignment - whether you're reacting to an idea, sharing your own story, or analyzing the reading - is to discuss the ultimate issues of life. With that in mind, make sure that in your response you: