- 1 What are all the characters in Homeless Bird?
- 2 Why does Mrs Devi keep the house for the widows in Vrindavan?
- 3 What happened in Chapter 7 in Homeless Bird?
- 4 What happened in chapter 11 of Homeless Bird?
- 5 Who is the main character in the Homeless Bird?
- 6 How old is KOLY in Homeless Bird?
- 7 Why can’t KOLY go back home with her parents?
- 8 Why does KOLY believe she is an unworthy bride?
- 9 What happens at the end of Homeless Bird?
- 10 What is the theme of Homeless Bird?
- 11 Why does KOLY feel like a snake?
- 12 Who teaches KOLY to read?
What are all the characters in Homeless Bird?
Homeless Bird Characters
- Koly. When we first meet Koly she’s thirteen years old and, like so many people her age, has her whole
- Mrs. Mehta (a.k.a. Sass)
- Raji. Koly’s knight in shining armor (not that she needs one) is a workhorse.
- Chandra Mehta.
- Baap and Maa.
- Hari Mehta.
Why does Mrs Devi keep the house for the widows in Vrindavan?
Her dad was told his mom had died, but she’d actually been abandoned at Vrindavan because she was a widow. After he’d struck it rich inventing and selling a special drill for wells, he left some money in his will for a widows ‘ house to help out people like his mom.
What happened in Chapter 7 in Homeless Bird?
Mehta’s paycheck, Mrs. Mehta starts selling everything to feed them. When she goes to sell her husband’s precious book of poems, though, Koly begs her not to—it was his favorite, after all. Koly makes a bargain with her mother-in-law: She’ll get her silver earrings and Koly will keep the book for herself.
What happened in chapter 11 of Homeless Bird?
Koly knows Raji gets her, and agrees to marry him. She begins to make a quilt for her dowry again, but this time it’s full of joy and love. When the quilt is finished, she and Raji will get hitched. Now she can have the best of both worlds—the man she love and the job she loves.
Who is the main character in the Homeless Bird?
Koly is the protagonist and narrator of Homeless Bird. She’s thirteen years old. She’s the bird that the title refers to — she’s left homeless when her husband by arranged marriage dies.
How old is KOLY in Homeless Bird?
Koly is a 13 year- old girl who lives in Vrindavan India with her parents and two brothers. Based on Indian tradition, her family has made an arranged marriage for her.
Why can’t KOLY go back home with her parents?
She can’t go back to her family because they can’t afford to take care of her and no one in her village will marry a widow, so she’s stuck with the Mahtas while Mrs. Mahta’s resentment toward Koly grows.
Why does KOLY believe she is an unworthy bride?
What reasons does Koly give for being an unworthy bride? She’s a widow, and he owns land. So it will be easy for him to marry a girl with a dowry.
What happens at the end of Homeless Bird?
By the end of the book, Koly gets everything she’s ever wanted—and more. She doesn’t believe any decent guy will ever want to come near her because she’s a widow, but then she finds Raji and he doesn’t give two figs that she’s been married before.
What is the theme of Homeless Bird?
The main theme of this novel is tradition. One of the strongest themes in Homeless bird is tradition because it influences many decisions in koly’s life. The tradition in the novel involves culture, prejudice and religious beliefs. As soon as Koly becomes a teenager she loses control of her life.
Why does KOLY feel like a snake?
Why does Koly feel like a snake? She feels like a snake because she is sleeping on the ground. She feels like a snake because she is shedding her old clothes and her old life for new clothes and a new life.
Who teaches KOLY to read?
Mehta is teaching Koly how to read, and Chandra and Coke are still spending time together. Eventually, Chandra’s husband gets mad and she leaves home. That’s when Koly realizes she has to earn her persuading, not ticking off Mehtas – otherwise they might get rid of her. One day, Mr.