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The Third and Final Continent

In the short story "The Third and Final Continent" by Jhumpa Lahiri, the narrator, a Bengali man, leaves Calcutta, India to go abroad. Asia, where India is located, is the first continent. He...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2021, 3:05 pm (UTC)

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The Third and Final Continent

I'd say that Jhumpa Lahiri’s message in "The Third and Final Continent" is that friendship can really help ease a difficult transition. But you can find other messages in the story, too, such as...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2016, 6:09 pm (UTC)

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The Third and Final Continent

In general, if you need to express the main idea of a story, you can do it in this template: "Somebody wants _____, but _____, and the end result is _____." Put another way, you could explain the...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2016, 9:17 pm (UTC)

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The Third and Final Continent

The narrator's ambition is a distinctive trait that defines his life as the story develops. The beginning of the story clearly establishes ambition as an essential part of the narrator's...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2015, 2:42 am (UTC)

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The Third and Final Continent

Even though all the things listed in your question are part of the setting, part of the backdrop, part of the subtext of "The Third and Final Continent," the story does not mean to be about any of...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2013, 1:36 am (UTC)

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The Third and Final Continent

"The Third and Final Continent" is primarily about the immigration experiences of one individual, a Bengali man who moves from India to England and then to the United States. In between, he returns...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2021, 11:19 pm (UTC)

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The Third and Final Continent

The most important and meaningful quotes at the end of the short story "The Third and Final Continent" by Jhumpa Lahiri are best analyzed in context. This story tells of the travels of a young...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2020, 3:26 pm (UTC)

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