Discussion Notes: The Dog of Tetval

Find this week’s story here: The Dog of Tetval by Saadat Hasan Manto.

Next week’s story: Escape from New York by Zadie Smith.

Rated: Clean

This week Maya, Rammy, and Anais discussed The Dog of Tetval. Meanwhile, Gerald is still on vacation living his best life.

Anais liked the story’s political activism and wondered if the message changes depending on the reader’s culture. Meanwhile, Maya struggled to connect to the characters. Nonetheless she enjoyed the pacifist message, especially because it aligned with her personal beliefs. Rammy liked Manto’s portrayal of war as futile, but felt the story’s translation was confusing. By contrast, Maya loved the poetic language. As for Anais, she got a kick out of looking up the pop culture references.

Despite mixed opinions during discussion, the story earned top marks. Why so? Tune in to find out.

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