Questions Divakurani: ”Clothes”, p. 180 – 183

 

1                                Where do we first see in today’s text that Somesh has died?

2                                What rituals must Mita go through?

3                                Why did everybody except Mita cry (p. 182, l. 32)?

4                                What happened last night? Why do you think the robber killed Somesh?

5                                What feelings does Mita have, being alone in her bedroom with the corpse of Somesh?

6                                Why does Mita think that her in-laws are good to her?

7                                Why does Mita suddenly on the floor?  What kind of flash-back does she have? Why right now?

8                                Why won’t / can’t Mita go back to India? What else can she do, then?

9                                There are many metaphors, symbols and similis (sammenligninger) in the text. Try to “translate’ (=explain) the following:

a.      p. 181, 42: My breath roller-coasting through my body…

b.      p. 182, l. 15 Why “a plane, a small silver needle…” ?

c.      p. 182, l. 23 “the water (..) licked at the insides of my ears in welcome”

d.      p. 182, l. 30 ” heavy as terror,.. the wild animal trapped…. clawing at my lungs..”

e.      p.  182, l. 37-9 “Doves witg cut-off wings”

f.        p. 183, l. 2 “the Budweiser emblem winking (..) like a risky invitation”

g.      p. 183, l. 5 “The thought is like an unexpected, imtimate gift”.

h.      p. 183, l. 8 “a blouse and skirt the color of almonds”