In your analytical essay you can also try and relate the short story “Hollywood” by Bobby Nayyar to similar ones or to the literary period and current issues.

Current issues

Published relatively recently (2010), the story touches upon quite a few social aspects of modern society: globalisation and cultural differences, the transience of romantic relationships and the confusion of the young generation.

The two characters are ethnically different and meet in a country which has nothing to do with either of their ethnicities.


Literary period

“Hollywood” is a piece of contemporary Modern fiction.


Works with the same theme

To expand your knowledge on issues related to self-discovery and romantic attraction in literature, we recommend that you also read two stories similar to “Hollywood” by other authors.

“People-Watching” (2014) by Julia Gray is also set in London and follows two Arts students as they try and sketch people passing on the street.


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