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THE CURSE

SPM LITERATURE COMPONENT - NOVEL

THE CURSE
NAME OF WRITERS
NO
NAME
1 ADIBAH BINTI SAID
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WAN HANIZAH BINTI WAN HALIM

3

NOORSURIATI BINTI M.A. WAHID

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SCHOOL
SMK SERI BUDIMAN,
KUALA TERENGGANU
SMK BATU RAKIT,
KUALA TERENGGANU
SMK BUKIT TUNGGAL,
KUALA TERENGGANU
SMK BELARA,
KUALA TERENGGANU

ZURINA BINTI KHAIRUDDIN

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Mapping of Characters
Datin Sharifah and Datok Zulkifli
(rich, adopted parents)

En.Saleh (father)
(angry and bitter)

Wife
(Crippled and senile)

Azreen (daughter)
(Hard-headed, independent, smart, brave and loyal)

Old Lady
Wise, traditional healer, Azreen’s true friend
Ostracized by the villagers, accused as the evil witch

Nek
Mohd Asraf’grandmother
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

Mohd Asraf
Azreen’s school-mate, Madhuri’s secret love

Puan Kamsiah
Ignorant, believes in superstitions and tradition

Fatihah
1st wife, old,
bitter at Madhuri

Awang the Bomoh
Superstitious, practices weird things

Puan Normala
The village gossiper, main cause of havoc in the village

Siti
Kind, open-minded, caring

Julian
Azreen’s college-mate, cares deeply about Azreen

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Nek

Madhuri’s real mother

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Awang, the Bomoh

THE CURSE

TIME PLOT

Day One
Rubber Estate
A body was discovered

London
Azreen received news of Madhuri’s death
She reluctantly went back to Malaysia
She had nostalgic memories of her childhood during the flight

Day Two
En.Saleh’s House
Puan Normala and the gang were gossiping about Madhuri’s sudden death

Graveyard
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.

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Day Three
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

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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.

Flashbacks
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

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Day Four
Azreen met Asraf at the market place and learnt that Awang the Bomoh...
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