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Nawabdin Electrician

    Nawabdin Electrician

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/08/27/nawabdin-electrician?printable=true#ixzz23YbrGwSP

    1. What do you think of thenarrator’s ability to portray the character and life of a working class man? Do you find the characterization truthful? Sympathetic? Neutral? Use examples and/or quotes from the text to help explain your response and go on to explain in your own words. 2.List the needs that the story explicitly says Nawabdin has in his life. What additional needs do you imagine he has? Assess whether Nawabdin’s needs represent those of most working people. 3. To deepen your sense of Nawabdin’s character, note particular details in the scenes Where he asks for the motorbike and the final scene in the pharmacist’s office-scenes where he is not meeting needs but desires, and where he is reliant on the good will of others. Smn up his attitudes towards community as briefly as you can. 4. Synthesize your responses to 2 and 3, to sum up your sense of Nawabdin as a character. Is he a person who meets his needs and fillfills his desires in ways that are fair? Why? Explain. (you will need at least one full paragraph, maybe two, for this response)

    l. Summarize the “Nawabdin Electrician” story in about a page, making sure to present both the advantages/benefits Nawabdin has earned, the crisis he experiences, and his response to it. Make sure to also consider the story’s conclusion. 2. Consider the ways in which you relate to his crisis, or the ways in which Nawabdin may represent working people everywhere. Is he, or are his struggles, typical for working people? Why or why not? In what specific ways does he reveal both positive and negative aspects of a worker’s life? Make sure to include specific examples/quotes from the story and explain how they relate. 3. Now consider: is it possible to be an esteemed member of the community when you engage in disreputable acts, like cheating your boss, the electric company, refusing to give forgiveness? Explain and support your response with examples/quotes from the Nawabdin story.