Essay Topic 1
Kulfi is a strange woman who is obsessed with food, as a symbol of a hunger inside of her that has not been met. Part of her hunger may stem from the relationship with her husband that does not seem to be fulfilling.
What do you think is the meaning of the above statement? How might Kulfi’s obsession with food relate to addiction? Why might eating seem to relieve some of Kulfi’s dissatisfaction with her life and her husband?
Essay Topic 2
Mr. Chawla likes to have attention--he makes noise and demands to gain the notice not only of his family but of the entire neighborhood. He prides himself in having an important position at the bank. He feels superior to his son, whom he considers a failure with no ambition.
Discuss what Mr. Chawla’s need for attention says about his feelings about himself...
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