Civil Wars in Two Novels Comparison Essay by Mr Bear

Civil Wars in Two Novels
A comparison of "Sitt Marie Rose" by Etel Adnan and "The Story of Zahra" by Hanan al-Shayk
# 59303 | 1,555 words | 2 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jun 15, 2005 in Literature (World) , Women Studies (Culture) , Women Studies (General)

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This is a critique of the representation and personification of civil wars in Middle Eastern countries. Excerpts from the novels and many quotes are found in this paper. Styles of authors Adnan and al-Shaykh are compared and contrasted.

From the Paper:

"Parallels can be drawn between the styles of authors Etel Adnan in Sitt Marie Rose and Hanan al-Shaykh in The Story of Zahra. Both authors create characters whose lives embody the struggle of the Civil War through their emotions and actions. The novels seem to be created in order to bridge the internal and external wars between each of the protagonists. However, differences can be distinguished between the facets of war both main characters portray. The design of the protagonists Zahra and Sitt Marie Rose to embody the Civil War shapes the backbone of these novels in different ways."

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