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					Presented By:
   Jessica Jiles
 Rebekah Kidd
   Bilal Master
  Sadiq Mosleh
 Arbeena Thapa
  Michael Tran
    Saad Syed
       Quick Summary
Poor family’s
 daughter marries
 into rich family
Father cannot pay
 the dowry
Troubles for the
 daughter
Death
      Main Characters
Nirupama
 (daughter)
Ramsundar Mitra
 (father)
Raybahdadur
 (groom)
Haramohan (son)
                 Contrasts
                    
 “Shastras”/traditions vs.    Bride's family vs.
  Modern thinking               Husband’s family (in-
 Nobility (Raybahadur)         laws)
  vs. commoners                Son-father dynamic vs.
 Younger generation            daughter-father
  (Nirupama and Groom)          dynamic
  vs. Older generation         Value of a daughter vs.
  (Ramsunder and                value of a son
  Raybahadur)                  Rights of the
 Honor/Pride vs.               Daughter’s parents vs.
  Dishonor/Disgrace             rights of the In-laws
                Conflicts
Main: Incomplete
 payment of dowry

Sub: Father’s
 relationship with
 the daughter
            Symbolism
Social Clash
Groom’s behavior
 vs Father-in-laws
Dowry
Funeral
  In Between The Lines
Mother-in-Law
Wedding proposal
Resolution
    Discussion Questions
 What do you think of the attitudes of Ramsunder’s
  sons towards him?
 Do you think the consequences befitted
  Ramsunder’s, because he knew he could not afford
  the dowry?
 How does Tagore's use of contrast complement the
  major themes mentioned within Profit and Loss?
 What message does Tagore try to emphasize
  through the passive actions of the groom?
 Why is Nirumpama’s role in Tagore’s message(s)?
 Why do the servants act hostile to Ramsunder, even
  though he is in a higher caste than them?
Thank You
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