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 +Good evening, I’m so glad you could all be here today. Good evening, I’m so glad you could all be here today. Good evening, I’m so glad you could all be here today. Good evening, I’m so glad you could all be here today. Good evening, I’m so glad you could all be here today.
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 +I’d like to talk to you about a novel. – The Boundary, a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri. I’d like to talk to you about a novel. – The Boundary, a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri. I’d like to talk to you about a novel. – The Boundary, a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri. I’d like to talk to you about a novel. – The Boundary, a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri. I’d like to talk to you about a novel. – The Boundary, a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri.
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 +Please feel free to interrupt with questions at any time. Please feel free to interrupt with questions at any time. Please feel free to interrupt with questions at any time. Please feel free to interrupt with questions at any time. Please feel free to interrupt with questions at any time.
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 +The Boundary, explores the life of two families and the contrasting features between them. The Boundary, explores the life of two families and the contrasting features between them. The Boundary, explores the life of two families and the contrasting features between them. The Boundary, explores the life of two families and the contrasting features between them. The Boundary, explores the life of two families and the contrasting features between them.
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 +The first family hosts others on vacations. The first family hosts others on vacations. The first family hosts others on vacations. The first family hosts others on vacations. The first family hosts others on vacations.
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 +There are four people vacationing,​ a mother, a father, and two daughters. In native family, only the narrator and his or her father and mother. There are four people vacationing,​ a mother, a father, and two daughters. In native family, only the narrator and his or her father and mother. There are four people vacationing,​ a mother, a father, and two daughters. In native family, only the narrator and his or her father and mother. There are four people vacationing,​ a mother, a father, and two daughters. In native family, only the narrator and his or her father and mother. There are four people vacationing,​ a mother, a father, and two daughters. In native family, only the narrator and his or her father and mother.
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 +the vacationing family, which is from an urban area, demonstrates a strong desire for the lifestyle of the other family without realizing the hardships faced. the vacationing family, which is from an urban area, demonstrates a strong desire for the lifestyle of the other family without realizing the hardships faced. the vacationing family, which is from an urban area, demonstrates a strong desire for the lifestyle of the other family without realizing the hardships faced. the vacationing family, which is from an urban area, demonstrates a strong desire for the lifestyle of the other family without realizing the hardships faced. the vacationing family, which is from an urban area, demonstrates a strong desire for the lifestyle of the other family without realizing the hardships faced.
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 +Have a look at the page of your handout. Have a look at the page of your handout. Have a look at the page of your handout. Have a look at the page of your handout. Have a look at the page of your handout.
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 +At the same time I wonder what they know about the loneliness here. What do they know about the days, always the same, in our dilapidated cottage? The nights when the wind blows so hard the earth seems to shake, or when the sound of rain keeps me awake? The months we live alone among the hills, the horses, the insects, the birds that pass over the fields? Would they like the harsh quiet that reigns here all winter? At the same time I wonder what they know about the loneliness here. What do they know about the days, always the same, in our dilapidated cottage? The nights when the wind blows so hard the earth seems to shake, or when the sound of rain keeps me awake? The months we live alone among the hills, the horses, the insects, the birds that pass over the fields? Would they like the harsh quiet that reigns here all winter? At the same time I wonder what they know about the loneliness here. What do they know about the days, always the same, in our dilapidated cottage? The nights when the wind blows so hard the earth seems to shake, or when the sound of rain keeps me awake? The months we live alone among the hills, the horses, the insects, the birds that pass over the fields? Would they like the harsh quiet that reigns here all winter? At the same time I wonder what they know about the loneliness here. What do they know about the days, always the same, in our dilapidated cottage? The nights when the wind blows so hard the earth seems to shake, or when the sound of rain keeps me awake? The months we live alone among the hills, the horses, the insects, the birds that pass over the fields? Would they like the harsh quiet that reigns here all winter? At the same time I wonder what they know about the loneliness here. What do they know about the days, always the same, in our dilapidated cottage? The nights when the wind blows so hard the earth seems to shake, or when the sound of rain keeps me awake? The months we live alone among the hills, the horses, the insects, the birds that pass over the fields? Would they like the harsh quiet that reigns here all winter?
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 +Let’s move on to my next point…and spend a few minutes getting to the meat of this problem. Let’s move on to my next point…and spend a few minutes getting to the meat of this problem. Let’s move on to my next point…and spend a few minutes getting to the meat of this problem. Let’s move on to my next point…and spend a few minutes getting to the meat of this problem. Let’s move on to my next point…and spend a few minutes getting to the meat of this problem.
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 +Have a look at the page of your handout. Have a look at the page of your handout. Have a look at the page of your handout. Have a look at the page of your handout. Have a look at the page of your handout.
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 +As you can see from this picture,​You’ll have to speak up. I’m very loud here. As you can see from this picture,​You’ll have to speak up. I’m very loud here. As you can see from this picture,​You’ll have to speak up. I’m very loud here. As you can see from this picture,​You’ll have to speak up. I’m very loud here. As you can see from this picture,​You’ll have to speak up. I’m very loud here.
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 +In short, Lahiri, the author, is telling the audience that one should look for all aspects of their life, not to focus on the negative, and doing so will result in a rewarding life. Then a line of dialogue on the page jumped out at me. It was just after the protagonist’s father had gotten badly beaten up by city thugs. In short, Lahiri, the author, is telling the audience that one should look for all aspects of their life, not to focus on the negative, and doing so will result in a rewarding life. Then a line of dialogue on the page jumped out at me. It was just after the protagonist’s father had gotten badly beaten up by city thugs. In short, Lahiri, the author, is telling the audience that one should look for all aspects of their life, not to focus on the negative, and doing so will result in a rewarding life. Then a line of dialogue on the page jumped out at me. It was just after the protagonist’s father had gotten badly beaten up by city thugs. In short, Lahiri, the author, is telling the audience that one should look for all aspects of their life, not to focus on the negative, and doing so will result in a rewarding life. Then a line of dialogue on the page jumped out at me. It was just after the protagonist’s father had gotten badly beaten up by city thugs. In short, Lahiri, the author, is telling the audience that one should look for all aspects of their life, not to focus on the negative, and doing so will result in a rewarding life. Then a line of dialogue on the page jumped out at me. It was just after the protagonist’s father had gotten badly beaten up by city thugs.
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 +My father yelled, but at that hour no one heard. They said, Go back to wherever you came from. They took the bouquet and left him like that on the ground. Go back to wherever you came from. My father yelled, but at that hour no one heard. They said, Go back to wherever you came from. They took the bouquet and left him like that on the ground. Go back to wherever you came from. My father yelled, but at that hour no one heard. They said, Go back to wherever you came from. They took the bouquet and left him like that on the ground. Go back to wherever you came from. My father yelled, but at that hour no one heard. They said, Go back to wherever you came from. They took the bouquet and left him like that on the ground. Go back to wherever you came from. My father yelled, but at that hour no one heard. They said, Go back to wherever you came from. They took the bouquet and left him like that on the ground. Go back to wherever you came from.
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 +Using inferences, one can assume a major reason of the native family’s decision to move to a rural area is the father’s embarrassment and victim status. Yet, they still envy the visiting family. Using inferences, one can assume a major reason of the native family’s decision to move to a rural area is the father’s embarrassment and victim status. Yet, they still envy the visiting family. Using inferences, one can assume a major reason of the native family’s decision to move to a rural area is the father’s embarrassment and victim status. Yet, they still envy the visiting family. Using inferences, one can assume a major reason of the native family’s decision to move to a rural area is the father’s embarrassment and victim status. Yet, they still envy the visiting family. Using inferences, one can assume a major reason of the native family’s decision to move to a rural area is the father’s embarrassment and victim status. Yet, they still envy the visiting family.
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 +Let me ask you something: would you want to…? Let me ask you something: would you want to…? Let me ask you something: would you want to…? Let me ask you something: would you want to…? Let me ask you something: would you want to…?
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 +My takeaway from this story is how insidiously threatening latent racial hatred in a supposedly “safe” country or state or rural locale can be. And since her father couldn’t talk or seemed mute, she was robbed of having the kind of father the visiting family had. No wonder she notices all their activities. Was that what this story was about? Maybe. The great thing about good short fiction is that it can probe a somewhat hidden “truth” in a very specific yet restrained general way in just pages. I would like to start our Q&A session. Are there any questions you’d like to ask? My takeaway from this story is how insidiously threatening latent racial hatred in a supposedly “safe” country or state or rural locale can be. And since her father couldn’t talk or seemed mute, she was robbed of having the kind of father the visiting family had. No wonder she notices all their activities. Was that what this story was about? Maybe. The great thing about good short fiction is that it can probe a somewhat hidden “truth” in a very specific yet restrained general way in just pages. I would like to start our Q&A session. Are there any questions you’d like to ask? My takeaway from this story is how insidiously threatening latent racial hatred in a supposedly “safe” country or state or rural locale can be. And since her father couldn’t talk or seemed mute, she was robbed of having the kind of father the visiting family had. No wonder she notices all their activities. Was that what this story was about? Maybe. The great thing about good short fiction is that it can probe a somewhat hidden “truth” in a very specific yet restrained general way in just pages. I would like to start our Q&A session. Are there any questions you’d like to ask? My takeaway from this story is how insidiously threatening latent racial hatred in a supposedly “safe” country or state or rural locale can be. And since her father couldn’t talk or seemed mute, she was robbed of having the kind of father the visiting family had. No wonder she notices all their activities. Was that what this story was about? Maybe. The great thing about good short fiction is that it can probe a somewhat hidden “truth” in a very specific yet restrained general way in just pages. I would like to start our Q&A session. Are there any questions you’d like to ask? My takeaway from this story is how insidiously threatening latent racial hatred in a supposedly “safe” country or state or rural locale can be. And since her father couldn’t talk or seemed mute, she was robbed of having the kind of father the visiting family had. No wonder she notices all their activities. Was that what this story was about? Maybe. The great thing about good short fiction is that it can probe a somewhat hidden “truth” in a very specific yet restrained general way in just pages. I would like to start our Q&A session. Are there any questions you’d like to ask?
  
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