Maryam is the “Harami” child of a rich businessman Jalil and his former housekeeper Nana. She is quiet, shy and a very thoughtful child at the start of the novel. Her unconditional love for his father and her mother’s strict ways forces her to take a hasty decision and she runs away from her mother’s house in order to live with her
Mama is a hard working, forgiving, loving mother who lives a simple life with her younger daughter, Maggie. She
Instead, Hammad focuses on “mama’s ” strength: “she is baklava / back bone strong foundation,”118 “her center / pistachio walnut crushed / years of rough pounded heart”119 These lines quickly dismiss the American dieting model, stressing instead the importance of fortitude in women, especially for Arab and Arab American women. In fact, much of Hammad’s poem is political narrative where “mama” resists oppression through direct (political activism) and indirect (domestic labor) means. As a mother, she feeds and sustains her family—literally and figuratively. In the metaphor of baklava, she is handed out to guests and to her children as a gift of
Nell and Nagg are the parents of Hamm, and Hamm acts as a father to Clov, although it is unclear whether they are blood related. These four characters live together and their parent-child relationships are apparent in their interactions. Although much of these characters history is a mystery, Nell and Nagg’s damaging parenting behaviors effected Hamm’s adult personality and directly affected the way Hamm fathered Clov. To begin, much of these characters history is a mystery. This play is set in a dystopian world much different from the 21’s century.
All of Mariam’s life she’s been labelled a harami, a illegitimate being but finds herself a new life full of warmth and satisfaction through loving Aziza and Mariam. Contrary to, Mariam’s mother; she did not feel love in her life, so did not find fulfillment. She ended her life by suicide as she felt there was no purpose to live, ‘“I’ll swallow my tongue and die. Don’t leave me. Mariam jo.
During this most important game in the history of college basketball, Coach Don Haskins shattered racial barriers and encouraged the Texas Miners to succeed against all odds, while Martin Luther King, Jr. influenced and paved the way for the desegregation of schools and other institutions and the landmark legislation, the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act (History.com staff, 1996). Through self-discipline, hard work, and bonding together as a team, Coach Haskins formed a team that withstood violence, discrimination, verbal abuse, and death threats and triumphed to expose and reduce racism in basketball and society. The film’s sports suspense illustrates how the Miners paved the road for future generations to play in a league that was thought to be mainly for white people; thus, today basketball is a sport that is predominantly played by black players. Additionally, African Americans began to be treated more equally in
All of the students taking the Basic English course with Mrs. Hamma are learning how to understand and appreciate others cultures. In turn, these immigrants gain a hybridized identity and are more able to code switch. For Lali in “The English Lesson,” “She was accomplishing something all by herself, and without the help of the man she was dependent on” (Mohr 202). Learning English was her way of obtaining beliefs and values of her own, without having to rely on her husband. The class will help her engage with people in other cultures and languages, especially Americans who speak English.
Michael Joseph Jackson, also known as MJ, was born and raised in the little town of Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1956. Jackson lived with his parents and siblings in a two-bedroom house on the corner of 2300 Jackson Street, in Gary. He grew up with
Mr. M, the head teacher of the black school, persuades the young pair to join as a team, coached by himself, for a national school English literature quiz. During the course of the coaching an intense and uneasy relationship develops amongst the three as they learn to trust each other more. Although due to the political crisis of the country, the relationship turns to a tragedy. Thami is drawn into the politics of violence and Mr. M is murdered by a mob who believe him to be a police assosiate. Thami escapes from South Africa to join the rebels in the North and Isabel is left alone to pay her respects to the memory of Mr. M. In The Road to Mecca, there are three characters: Miss Helen, Elsa and Marius.