SPM LITERATURE COMPONENT - NOVEL
NAME OF WRITERS
1 ADIBAH BINTI SAID
WAN HANIZAH BINTI WAN HALIM
NOORSURIATI BINTI M.A. WAHID
SMK SERI BUDIMAN,
SMK BATU RAKIT,
SMK BUKIT TUNGGAL,
ZURINA BINTI KHAIRUDDIN
Mapping of Characters
Datin Sharifah and Datok Zulkifli
(rich, adopted parents)
(angry and bitter)
(Crippled and senile)
(Hard-headed, independent, smart, brave and loyal)
Wise, traditional healer, Azreen’s true friend
Ostracized by the villagers, accused as the evil witch
Old and sick
Crazy, Pontianak-looking woman
(Madhuri’s real mother)
Madhuri (adopted daughter)
(Beautiful, obedient, adopted, 2nd wife of Haji Ghani)
Haji Ghani (Madhuri’s Husband)
Head of village, old,
infatuated with Madhuri
Azreen’s school-mate, Madhuri’s secret love
Ignorant, believes in superstitions and tradition
1st wife, old,
bitter at Madhuri
Awang the Bomoh
Superstitious, practices weird things
The village gossiper, main cause of havoc in the village
Kind, open-minded, caring
Azreen’s college-mate, cares deeply about Azreen
Madhuri’s real mother
Awang, the Bomoh
A body was discovered
Azreen received news of Madhuri’s death
She reluctantly went back to Malaysia
She had nostalgic memories of her childhood during the flight
Puan Normala and the gang were gossiping about Madhuri’s sudden death
En Saleh was furious Azreen brought her sick and senile mother while as Azreen felt the same way because En. Saleh did not wait for her to pay her last respect towards her dead sister.
Azreen visited the Old Lady but she was not at home
Azreen saw Asraf at the village centre.
She asked about Madhuri’s death but Asraf was reluctant to go into details
Azreen prepared breakfast for her mother who suddenly exclaimed that Madhuri’s life was in danger and Azreen had no sister.
En.Saleh was chopping wood when he heard odd sound. He went to investigate but found nothing.
Awang the Bomoh was terrified by the Pontianak-looking figure who dashed past him
Azreen visited the Old Lady who told her that Madhuri’s death was not an accident and Haji Ghani and his men covered up her death
Fatihah was bitter when her husband fell in love with Madhuri. She was determined to get her husband’s love back
At home, Azreen discovered torn photographs of Madhuri but her father interrupted her.
Azreen attended to her fragile mother who was still haunted by the accident that caused her leg to be useless. Her mother told Azreen not to blame herself and be true to herself.
Azreen recalled the incident with the runaway bull and how she had taken blame for letting the bull out because she thought she was helping Asraf. Unfortunately, the bull caused an accident which involved her parents and her mother lost her leg as the result. She got the beating of her life from her father.
She recalled the mysterious woman lady was always following her and Madhuri around. She also recalled Asraf’s meeting Madhuri for the first time and he was immediately smitten by her and totally ignoring Azreen. She ran to the Old Lady for comfort. Unexpectedly, the Old Lady told Azreen her secret that she had killed her abusive husband in self-defense and was outcast by the villagers.
Azreen recalled how she had gone on her exchange programme and met her adopted parents who treated her like their own daughter
Azreen met Asraf at the market place and learnt that Awang the Bomoh...