Unaccustomed Earth - Part I: Only Goodness – Nobody’s Business Summary & Analysis

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Only Goodness – Sudha, older sister of Rahul, blames herself for her brother’s alcoholism. She allows him to drink when he visits her at Penn State. Sudha herself had welcomed being set free from strict, parental rules when she started attending college. However, despite sleeping with boys and drinking, she never does anything to excess. When Rahul graduates high, he attends Cornell in Ithaca, New York. His parents buy him a car for it. Sudha prepares to go on to study for a master’s degree at the London School of Economics. Rahul returns home for Christmas smoking cigarettes and asking his sister to buy him beer and vodka, which she does. Over time, his grades slip, and he takes on English literature and film, dropping organic chemistry and biology. Sudha’s mother asks her to intervene. Rahul...

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