Describing Miranda from “Sexy” by Jhumpa Lahiri and Connecting to Allegory of the Cave by Plato
Sexy is a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri that follows a recent college graduate called Miranda as she navigates a new relationship in a city that is full of strangers. Miranda from “Sexy” – Allegory of the Cave Plato. The theme of cultural diversity is dominant in the book evidenced from the relationship between Miranda (an American) and Dev (an Indian). Miranda heard the word sexy first with Dev but the interpretation of the world is different between Dev and Robin. The short story can be connected to the philosophy of Plato explained in the book ″allegory of the cave″. People are imprisoned in relationships and affairs. Miranda from “Sexy” – Allegory of the Cave Plato.
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