Emilie Cohen, Cassandra Dussault, Luka Vaguidov, Denisha Fleury, Leaticia Hammadache, Andy Nhieu

 

  1. What is the purpose of this letter? Answer this in one sentence. It’s okay if this changes as you’re writing.
    The purpose of this letter is to provide Vinod with closure and to give her reasons as to why Kavitha left the train with Mustafa.
  2. How far after the end of the story is this being written? Answer this in two words.
    A couple of weeks after fleeing the train
  3. What happened after the story ended? Answer this in one sentence. It’s okay if this changes as you’re writing.
    Kavitha accepted Mustafa as her own son.

Instead of answering she rested
her forehead against his upper arm and felt the knobbiness of his
shoulder bone, its hardness against the hardness of her forehead;
she felt in that moment that the answer must lie in the body, in its
unquenchable will to live.

 

Dear Vinod,

Whether this letter reaches you or not, I wanted to write it to explain myself to you. I think it would be fair to answer some questions that you may have about my decisions during the incident. Why him, you must be asking yourself. First of all, he is the reason why I am alive. I looked at him multiple times but it was this one time   “[I] slowly came to understand that he was trying to tell [me] something” (267). He was trying to help me understand that there was a way out. But why did I take him instead of you? I was unhappy and miserable in our marriage