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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The kind of questions that can be asked from chapter 12 of Boo's work would have to do with the emergence of women's voices and whether or not the social configuration validates them.  It is a collision between promises and actuality, hopes and reality.  The emergence of globalization is one in which newly acquired voice flies into the face of steadfast tradition which might not have actively embraced it.  Examining this trend can be the source of questions in chapter 12.  For example, how does this condition of globalization and change bring about greater voice only to see stronger social elements that stifle it impact Meena?  She is shown to be a product of a new way of thinking in which girl are educated and can actively think of themselves in a different light, one in which choice and autonomy are validated.  Yet, she kills herself with the result of being an educated and thinking woman in a social condition that does not validate it.  Asking questions about such a reality would be one kind of inquiry that can be seen in chapter 12.

Along these lines it might be good to continue these types of questions in analyzing Manju.  Manju is shown to be like Meena, questioning the condition of the world and her place in it.  A set of questions can be generated on her reaction to the trend that engulfed Meena.  Essentially, how does Manju navigate the balance between the theoretical emergence of freedom and the practical denial of it?  This becomes another area where questions can be asked out of chapter 12  The focus between theory and reality, what is promised and what actually exists for the women in chapter 12 could be where questions can originate.