Discuss the Use of Symbolism of Candy in the story “When Mr Pirzada Came to Dine”.

Discuss the Use of Symbolism of Candy in the story “When Mr Pirzada Came to Dine”.

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  1. Lily is the 1st generation child in US as her parents moved from India after unfavourable conditions. The customs and traditions of both the countries are quite different. While Lily’s parents are stick to their Indian Culture, Lily on the other hand is stuck between the Indian and the American Culture and Beliefs.

    In the house, her father asks her to learn about the Indian Subcontinent while in the Schools her teachers ask her to learn about American History. Among this she is not been able to adopt anything.

    Mr Pirzada used to give her a candy whenever he would visit her. When Lily comes to know about the disappearance of Mr Pirzada’s family she starts putting a candy in her mouth while going to bed in the night and keeps it there till the morning.

    This is her understanding of prayer and believes that her prayers will be fulfilled and finally when she comes to know that Mr Pirzada’s family is safe, she gives up this practice.

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