Global Perspectives: Ethnic novel Job ~ S. Mahone
Author- Patricia McCormick
Highlighted Country or perhaps Culture- Nepal, Calcutta
Cultural Novel- Students will research a country/culture and create a tapped out or handwritten report
based on the next criteria/questions:
1 ) Brief synopsis of novel- The novel Sold tells the story of your girl named Lakshmi coming from Nepal, who is sold into sexual captivity in India. When the severe Himalayan monsoons wash aside all that is still of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a work to support her family. She is then brought to a charming new person who tells her she is going to find her a job being a maid doing work for a prosperous woman in the city. Glad to be able to support, Lakshmi performs the lengthy journey to India and arrives at the " Pleasure HouseвЂќ filled with hope. Although she rapidly learns the horrible real truth: she has recently been sold in to prostitution, and trapped there until your woman can pay away her family's debt вЂ“ later to find out she's been cheated of her measely earnings in order that she can not leave. This novel is definitely written in series of short, vignette-style chapters, from the point of view from the main figure
Is the creator qualified to write down knowledgeably relating to this culture? For what reason or really want to? To research intended for Sold, creator Patricia McCormick traveled and interviewed people that had experienced the " system" of sexual slavery. This system features " local girls assuming they are going to acquire jobs, " when really they end up " in brothels without way to escape. " To see more about the system and interview the folks in that, McCormick traveled to " a pet shelter in Kathmandu" and a village in the Himalayas. McCormick based the village Lakshmi lives on those she traveled to. She also spoke with women and women in Calcutta's red-light district, wherever she learned all about the many disasters of the system from two teenage girls who had escaped this. McCormick described that " part of all of them became Lakshmi. " McCormick also...