How does the plot help to illuminate the differing cultural viewpoints of Mr. Kapasi and of Mr. and Mrs. Das? Which cultural viewpoint is presented with greater sympathy?

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While Mr. and Mrs. Das are of Indian descent, they come to their parents' homeland as tourists. To Mr. Kapasi, a traditional Indian man, they are just as foreign in their behavior and in their speech as "the elderly couple from Scotland" he had driven in his car the day before. The tour that the Das family takes with Mr. Kapasi allows Lahiri to juxtapose...

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