Day: April 28, 2023
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April 28, 2023
Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.
Our recent Quarterly Discussion spanned thousands of years, jumping from a play by Aeschylus to a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri. We began with Aeschylus’s “Suppliant Maidens” and then transitioned to the short story “When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine” by Lahiri.
In Aeschylus’s play, a group of fifty (or so) women attempt to flee forced marriages to their cousins.