- 1 Who is KOLY in Homeless Bird?
- 2 Why does KOLY not agree to marry Raji?
- 3 What happened in Chapter 7 in Homeless Bird?
- 4 What happened in chapter 11 of Homeless Bird?
- 5 Why can’t KOLY go back home with her parents?
- 6 What is the theme of Homeless Bird?
- 7 Why does KOLY believe she is an unworthy bride?
- 8 Why does KOLY feel like a snake?
- 9 What does KOLY look like in Homeless Bird?
- 10 Why is Mr Govind upset when jasmine flowers are delivered Homeless Bird?
- 11 Who teaches KOLY to read?
- 12 What happens at the end of Homeless Bird?
Who 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. Her husband is a sickly, young boy named Hari. Once they are married, Koly must go to live with his family.
Why does KOLY not agree to marry Raji?
Koly likes Raji, but she’s not so sure she wants to give up her independent life in the city. She loves embroidering and making some money to support herself.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
What does KOLY look like in Homeless Bird?
Despite that, Koly is a dreamer. She longs to be independent and free of the various forms of oppression that have been placed upon her. One form of oppression that Koly has to deal with is her marriage to Hari. He’s bedridden and extremely ill, yet despite his physical frailty, he bosses Koly around like a slave.
Why is Mr Govind upset when jasmine flowers are delivered Homeless Bird?
Why is Mr. Govind upset when jasmine flowers are delivered? They are not the traditional flowers for a wedding. They are very expensive flowers.
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.
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.